Windows 10: A New Dirty Trick & Links to Check Your PC
Microsoft has been accused of dirty tricks after apparently fooling users into upgrading to Windows 10 by changing a setting on a pop up so people who click on a red cross in the corner — which usually closes a window – are instead deemed to have accepted an upgrade. Previously Microsoft advised people not wishing to upgrade to click the red cross. Microsoft says anyone who inadvertently agrees to the upgrade — being dubbed “updategate” — can reverse the process if they wish. “If you click on OK or on the red box with an”X” in the upper left corner, you’re all set for the upgrade and there is nothing further to do,” says Microsoft on its website. “When you close this pop up, your PC will upgrade at the scheduled time. Based on customer feedback, in the most recent version of the Get Windows 10 (GWX) app, we confirm the time of your scheduled upgrade and provide you an additional opportunity for cancelling or rescheduling the upgrade.” Gee, thanks MS for making that clear…NOT.
All Windows 7 users who don’t want Windows 10 should choose to cancel. Under no circumstance should you accept the upgrade until you have confirmed your computer is supported for Windows 10 by checking your computer manufacturer’s website to confirm that your exact model is on their list of models the manufacturer supports for a Windows 10 upgrade. If the site says the upgrade to Windows 10 is not supported or un-tested do not do it. Some manufacturers make finding their list difficult to find. Be persistant. I have included links for some manufacturers below.
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Check your computer here
Packard Bell: http://www.packardbell.co.uk/pb/en/GB/content/windows10-eligible-models#_ga=1.105304195.1832640267.1464186795
I highly recommend making a system image backup onto an external memory device before doing the upgrade in all cases; in case something goes wrong you will be able to recover.
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