(This is why I can’t make videos anymore. I have Windows 7 Professional and can’t update the hardware on my system so rendering videos crashes it and I get the blue screen of death every time I try. I also can’t install and run certain programs like Lightworks or video games that I have owned for years. Windows 10 is being forced on users because it’s end user agreement allows Microsoft to basically search and monitor every action to conduct on your system and even goes so far as to consider what ever is on your computer, the property of Microsoft. They recently signed onto an agreement with the EU to curb “hate speech” both online and offline and Windows 10 is the vehicle they intend to use to achieve that goal. It is the most repressive operating system in existence and people will go to any length to keep it off their computers.)
from PC World
Microsoft stepped on the gas in its quest to drive Windows 7 and 8 users to Windows 10 over the past couple of weeks, rolling the upgrade out as a Recommended update. Watch out! The only behavior that could deny the Windows 10 upgrade before—closing the pop-up by pressing the X in the upper-right corner—now counts as consent for the upgrade, and worse, the upgrade installation can automatically begin even if you take no action whatsoever.
It’s nasty business, and it’s tricking legions of happy Windows 7 and 8 users into Windows 10. Over the past week, I’ve received more contact from readers about this issue than I have about everything else I’ve written over the rest of my career combined. But beyond merely burning bridges with consumers, these forced, non-consensual upgrades could have more insidious consequences.
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