Microsoft is trying so hard to get users to upgrade to Windows 10 that they have resorted to TRICKING users into upgrading.
For months, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users have been inundated with Microsoft’s “Get Windows 10” popups. Since Microsoft started this aggravating promotion, all a user had to do to decline the update was to click on the X at the top of the window to close out the popup.
Recently, however, Microsoft changed the “Get windows 10” screen that pops up. In order to tell Microsoft that you don’t want to upgrade, you must click in the middle of the screen where it says, “Click here to change upgrade schedule or cancel scheduled upgrade”. Clicking on the X actually causes you to agree to the scheduled upgrade. This is unbelievably appalling. By Microsoft’s own guidelines, clicking on the X should have the same effect as a Cancel or Close button.
When Windows 10 started to install, most average users thought they had done something wrong. This was not the case. They did nothing wrong. Microsoft tricked them into upgrading to Windows 10. Microsoft – you should be ashamed of yourself. This popup has put Microsoft in the category of a scammer. This has alienated many Windows users. I heard from several that were so mad about this that they went out and purchased Macs.
If you fell for this Microsoft trick and installed Windows 10 when you didn’t want it, remember that you have 30 days to get your old operating system back. To do that, open the Start menu and select the Settings app. Go to Update & Security, then choose Recovery. As long as you are within the 30 day period you should see an option that says “Go back to Windows 8.1” or “Go back to Windows 7.” Just click Get Started and follow the wizard to get back to your previous operating system. I have done this several times and everything worked perfectly. The only caveat – if you installed any new apps while you were using Windows 10, those apps won’t reinstall.