Come the start of next year, Microsoft will be much more insistent in pushing the Windows 10 updates to clients and small companies, as the organization’s top professionals said this week. Rather than delaying the upgrades for clients operating on Microsoft windows 7 and 8.1 to demand their copies of this new OS, Microsoft will start to instantly deliver the updates to computers through Windows Upgrade, its standard security service.
The maneuver, which some users will perceive as too aggressive for their own liking, will be a two-stage operation, with the initial one at the end of this year, with the second coming in the spring of 2016.
Microsoft’s representatives have announced that they will soon be posting the Windows 10 as the optional upgrade for all customers using the previous version of the operating system. Adding Microsoft windows 10 there is just another way in which the company allows them to find their upgrade without any extra efforts.
In the Windows Update, an optionally available product is just something to help the users or it is expected to be so. The new updates appear in a menu that can be analyzed by people who have their update options set to not download or install these upgrades, allowing them to select the updates. Typically, optional programs are unchecked, which means that customers have to clearly indicate the exact update that they want to download and set up.
The giant software producer has been considering the implementation of this optional list for the last couple of months, according to customer reviews and software professionals who designed Windows’ Control Panels, a device initially developed to make the operating system a much easier platform to handle by users.
Then recently, Microsoft began pre-selecting the available updates, leading to numerous downloads of its Windows 10 update and a release of the set up process on the clients’ Windows 7 and 8.1-running computers.
When this information became a public one, Microsoft stated that it was a mistake in its part. In the latest Windows upgrade, this feature was marked as the default one and was an error that they eliminated, along with the new OS from Windows Update. This restriction was imposed only for customers who have not pre-ordered a copy of it.
At the beginning of 2016, Microsoft will re-categorize the Windows 10 as the recommended update for all its users. Based on the upgrade configurations, this could cause the update procedure to instantly start on their computers.
It is possible that this will happen on most of the computers running on Microsoft Windows 7 and 8.1, since a large part of customers and many smaller companies have their Windows Update checked as a recommended feature and has to accept Microsoft’s suggested products. Those products are instantly pre-selected according to the users’ preferences.
The company uses a two-step procedure for many of these upgrades, especially during the last months, of first branding products as optionally available, then after a while testing the clients’ reaction to observe if this a positive or negative one for the new items.
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