Automatic Windows 10 Installations

Microsoft’s latest operating system will begin to automatically install on many home Windows 7 and 8.1 machines from now on but questions remain over how easily it can be blocked.

From Monday this week Windows 10 will automatically begin installing on many home machines running Windows 7 and 8.1. Windows users will be able to stop the installation, as they will need to confirm they want the free upgrade to Windows 10 to continue. But while it can be refused, the upgrade may repeatedly try to install itself on Windows 7 and 8.1 machines.

This marks the start of a new phase in the rollout of Windows 10: Microsoft has changed the status of the upgrade to that of a “recommended” update, which consumer Windows 7 and 8.1 machines typically attempt to install automatically on a regular basis.

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Tech Republic, by | February 2, 2016, 6:40 AM PST

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