First, we’ve already seen what Microsoft’s version of “No” looks like — it looks like this: Microsoft made this change to the Windows 10 GWX application, in a patently obvious attempt to shove more users towards upgrading.
The company’s opt-out for Windows 10 installation is unlikely to be much better.
Microsoft doesn’t recommend disabling automatic update, but the company has no solution for users who can’t spare the bandwidth to download the OS, but don’t want the update.Microsoft has stressed that end users who begin the upgrade process will still have the option to say “No” before the upgrade begins, but I’m dubious of this for several reasons.We updated the upgrade experience today to help our customers, who previously reserved their upgrade, schedule a time for their upgrade to take place,” a company spokesperson told ZDNet. First, users on metered connections must either turn off recommended updates or disable automatic updates altogether if you don’t want the 6GB download to count against your monthly limit.Simply deleting the file isn’t sufficient, your OS will download it again.
Microsoft has been increasingly aggressive in its attempts to push consumers to download Windows 10.Starting today, the company is upping the ante once again.