Posted 06/29/2015 at 8:45 AM
Posted 2 years ago
Microsoft has been awfully busy teasing the public with bits of information on the latest version of their operating software, Windows 10.
But there is one tidbit that hasn’t been fully revealed that may earn the company some irate users.
Recent reports have found that all Windows users who upgrade to Windows 10 will be locked into a pattern that forces them to accept each and every update Microsoft gives to them, and choosing not to means that their security updates will be cut off.
This applies to both free and paid users.
The process itself lies in what the company designates as “Current Branch”.
With this method, users of Windows 10 can opt to get their updates on a fast or slow path; the former gives you updates more quickly while the latter gets them to you once all bugs and other issues are worked out.
But opting for the slow path apparently makes you susceptible to the forced updates.
Microsoft apparently made no secret of this feature, mentioning it in a posting on their website in January.
But some users may balk at the fact that they can’t have the freedom to pick and choose what updates they desire like in other programs.
Windows 10 is set to be fully available to the public on July 29th.