Windows 10 now ‘recommended’ by Microsoft and can start installing automatically

Windows 10 now ‘recommended’ by Microsoft and can start installing automatically

Microsoft wants to get as many people and businesses to upgrade to Windows 10 before the free deadline is reached in July and it’s going all-out to get there.

This week the company has changed the status of Windows 10’s upgrade in Windows Update from ‘optional’ to ‘recommended’ which means it appears alongside security patches according to ZDNet.

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That also means that people don’t need to reserve a copy of Windows 10 anymore, with it instead being downloaded silently for those with automatic updates enabled.

The install will also actually start the process for those users, though they’ll be prompted to continue before it actually happens. If it’s accidentally installed or you don’t like the update, you’ve got 30 days to roll back.

Windows 7 and 8.1 users will start seeing the change in the coming weeks, as it’s rolling out in a phased approach.

If you’ve chosen the “Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates” option, it’ll start the process as soon as it becomes available.

Microsoft starts pushing Windows 10 as a ‘recommended’ update [ZDNet]

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