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Microsoft Downloads Windows 10 on Computers (Without User’s Consent)

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It seems that Microsoft is downloading between 3.5GB and 6GB of Windows 10 installation documents onto computers. The red flag is that it does so without having the user’s consent.

The Inquirer issued a report in which a reader accused a mysterious $Windows.~BT document being stored on his computer, thus taking up a lot of his computer space. And that’s not all: the same reader validates the fact that this so called update appears to set-up Windows 10 every time he hits the start button on his device.

So, here is Microsoft’s reply to all of this: the Windows 10 is automatically being set-up on computers worldwide regardless of the fact that users choose to upgrade or not. But apparently, the company claims that even though Windows 10 is downloaded this means that it isn’t also installed.

However, once these folders are located on one’s computer, users will be urged to set-up Microsoft 10 every time the computer restarts. A bit annoying, right? Microsoft continues saying: “For individuals who have chosen to receive automatic updates through Windows Update, we help upgradable devices get ready for Windows 10 by downloading the files they’ll need if they decide to upgrade. When the upgrade is ready, the customer will be prompted to install Windows 10 on the device.”

The only issue is that some users might not have the required space for such a big update or some might not be ready to let go of their previous software.

It wasn’t too long ago since Microsoft rolled out the 3rd patch for Windows 10. Their newest update is now up and running on 50 million gizmos worldwide. The number has increased to 75 million, but the main goal is to reach the 1 billion mark.