Word of Warning

Windows 1I had a phone from a non-computer savvy friend yesterday saying that her laptop had begun to install Windows 10 without any word of warning. She wanted to stick with Windows 7 because she had heard about the program compatibility problems others have had.

I haven’t experienced any major issues since I voluntarily upgraded to Windows 10 last year, but that aside, I couldn’t understand why my friends laptop should take it upon itself to do this without so much as a by your leave.

A quick search of the web threw up other people with the same issue, despite a denial from Microsoft. Apparently they changed the status of Windows 10 to a recommended update, so if you’re set for automatic updates, as most people do, it will indeed download automatically.

It’s more an inconvenience than a problem since you’ll be locked out of your PC for the duration of the download, but it’s a simple thing to do to revert to Windows 7 through the Update & Security settings, although you only have a month to make the change I believe.

It does bring home to you just how far the MS operating system has come over the last thirty years or as the image above of Windows 1 clearly demonstrates. I must be turning into a nerd because I actually found this article of the evolution of the system quite interesting!

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

1 comment… Add yours
  • Roger Green 25th May 2016

    I voluntarilty went to 10, and it hasn’t been the hassle that others experienced. Knock wood, or the electronic equivalent.


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