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Microsoft to Push Windows 10 Adoption Harder with “Recommended Upgrade” in 2016

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Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 a few months ago and it is doing marvelously well as far as adoption is concerned, with the company reporting that over 110 million devices are already running on this operating system.

Based on these stats in addition to the feedback the company is receiving regarding the same developments, it seems many are already in love with the new Microsoft OS. So, why then try to push it even harder? Well, the company might be thinking that this is so far the best iteration of Windows OS, especially when compared to the reaction Windows 8 got when it was launched a few years ago and as a result, pushing the OS to as many devices as possible is the right direction.

According to a statement released by the Redmond-based company, 2016 will be a different year for those still using older versions of Windows OS, notably Windows 7 and 8. Rather than keep the current status of Windows 10 being an optional update, the company will start to push the OS as a recommended update.

A few weeks ago, there were some users that came in voicing their dissatisfaction with the fact that the optional upgrade box had been checked by default. What this meant was that the new OS would install on their devices without their consent and knowledge as well.

Is Microsoft being too aggressive with the push for Windows 10 upgrade?

Now that Microsoft will be changing the upgrade status of Windows 10 from optional to recommended, it shows how badly the company wants its millions of users to move over to this new OS. However, the question of whether this aggressive nature of doing things will benefit the company in the long run or not is still under scrutiny.

The fact that already 110 million devices are running on this new OS is enough to tell Microsoft that people already love this OS. With that in mind, there is really no point of trying to “force” people into upgrading to the new OS, especially since there are only 31 days of trying the new upgrade before deciding on keeping it or rolling back to the older Windows 7/8/8.1. This won’t work for the less tech-savvy users of Windows PCs.

If you thought Microsoft was already too aggressive, well, things are about to change this coming year as the company plans to step its efforts even further. Remember, Windows 10 upgrade is free for the first one year, so, don’t wait up too long for later on, you will have to pay for it.