You will upgrade to Windows 10: Inside Microsoft’s strong-arm upgrade tactics

Microsoft is playing desperation cards at this point, it would seem. I’ve already found my dealbreakers, so after 7 runs its course, I’m done with Windows (again).

Now that the carrots aren’t luring new users to Windows 10, Microsoft’s breaking out the sticks

Source: You will upgrade to Windows 10: Inside Microsoft’s strong-arm upgrade tactics | PCWorld

6 thoughts on “You will upgrade to Windows 10: Inside Microsoft’s strong-arm upgrade tactics”

  1. 10 is pretty and shiny and perfectly fine for most consumers, and a worthy competitor to OSX. My problems with 10 stem from the annoyingly aggressive upgrade nag screens (that have no “obvious” way to disable), the privacy/data mining nightmare that it may or may not turn out to be, and the fact that it has dubious support for open-source development (despite MS announcing an embrace of the philosophy). All my peripherals broke when I upgraded, and I could no longer teach my machine to do what I wanted it to do, putting over a year of development and tinkering out to pasture (hooray for backup images!)
    On the other hand, I have upgraded Barbie and her mom to 10 (while making sure to disable as much data collection as practical), and they enjoy it. Like I said, it’s slick, intuitive, and (most importantly) familiar; and the universal application environment could pull Windows Phone out of oblivion and make mobile a true 3-horse race again.
    TL;DR: I like Windows 10 as a consumer product/service, but it’s not for me.

  2. Ok, so as a the IT guy I have to say, there is really no benefit to staying away from Windows 10. It really is a fantastic operating system. It’s highly customizable and it’s stable as all get out. Plus, there is the added benefit to IT people of having easy access to all the internals and the automatic updating works exactly like it was supposed to in Win7. This means if someone has a problem in Windows 10 I don’t have to make sure they on the latest service pack or have the latest updates, because they already do. The only valid reason I have been given by people resisting the upgrade is that they just like Windows 7, which is perfectly reasonable because it was a great OS.

  3. Again, from an IT pro standpoint, WinX is a great OS (also, I like that acronym; I’m going to use it from now on).
    My problem stems from not being able to use a lot of the customizations I have under 7 (read my blargh for the deets). In a general sense, I’m concerned about privacy implications and that GODAWFUL nag screen.

  4. Justin Wall Thank you, sir! Yes, I do happen to come from a VERY specific stance, so I always try to explain that point when defending my position. Basically, I’m a Linux guy that uses Windows because I’m the wrong kind of lazy: I want to play games on my custom media center, so instead of configuring each individual game to work in Linux, I just spend the same time and effort to find Windows-native versions of the applications/drivers I use to control my peripherals in Linux!

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