Microsoft Reportedly Forcing Upgrade to Windows 10 Version 1709 on Some PCs

Back in 2015 when it rolled out Windows 10, Microsoft turned to a rather aggressive strategy to boost adoption of the operating system, including what were described as forced upgrades that deployed the new software on a number of PCs without users giving their consent.

This reportedly happens once again, only that systems running older versions of Windows 10 are upgraded to version 1709 (Fall Creators Update), in some cases even if Windows Update is turned off.

A story from CW citing a number of user reports indicates that the upgrade is started with “no advanced warning,” adding that the alleged forced upgrade took place on computers running Windows 10 Anniversary Update (version 1607) and Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703).

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.