Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Feb 2016 20:10 UTC

Public service announcement: as announced October last year, Windows 10 is now a recommended upgrade in Windows Update, meaning the installation will automatically start.

As announced last October, the free Windows 10 update has been promoted from an "optional" update to being a "recommended" one. This means that with the default Windows Update settings, the new operating system will be downloaded automatically, and its installer will be started.

The operating system will not actually install itself unattended; Microsoft says that users will be able to reject the upgrade or reschedule it for a time that's more convenient. The company has also described a variety of registry settings that suppress the upgrade.

Windows 10 will be the most popular Windows version of all time! Just look at all those people upgrading!

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I was ready, and...
by Arawn on Wed 3rd Feb 2016 12:48 UTC
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... here came Linux Mint 17. Switched permanently a few months ago and didn't look back. Even run games like World of Tanks and Hearthstone (supported by on it, thanks to Play On Linux. Booted into Windows 7 after over 2 months just to update it, error booting... Forgot I changed to IDE mode in BIOS, don't remember why. Linux didn't complain at all.

That said, I still have that Windows 7 installation and I'm going to upgrade it to Windows 10 (after imaging, and then back to 7). Why? Because I have to provide support on all platforms, Windows, OS X and Linux, so I have to keep up.

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RE: I was ready, and...
by meme on Thu 4th Feb 2016 13:43 in reply to "I was ready, and..."
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Be aware, that after you upgrade to Windows 10, your original Windows 7 license key will be invalidated. You will be newer able to install W7 with that key again and I don't know, whether any imaged installation will be able pass validation either.

I suggest that for support reason, you make a fresh W10 installation in virtual machine every 30 days (or whenever an unactivated W10 expires) and keep you Windows 7 as it is.

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RE[2]: I was ready, and...
by Arawn on Thu 4th Feb 2016 17:45 in reply to "RE: I was ready, and..."
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And that's one of the reasons I moved permanently to Linux, Microsoft's bullshit moves. Good riddance!

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