Well, when it comes to persuading people, Microsoft really is without an equal. The company, in a bod to work along its 1 Billion users crusade, has now started advertising Windows 10 as a recommended update.
Yes sir, Microsoft said that it would happen back last year, and this is finally happening now.
The company has hidden its persuasion attempt under the guise of being ‘helpful’ and providing users with an easy access to updates.
Speaking to Venturebeat on the topic, a Microsoft spokesperson said,
As we shared in late October on the Windows Blog, we are committed to making it easy for our Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers to upgrade to Windows 10. We updated the upgrade experience today to help our customers, who previously reserved their upgrade, schedule a time for their upgrade to take place,
However, the update is still a suggestion and will not take place unless the user wants it — unlike, with Windows 10 itself, where the updates are compulsory. What’s more, the update can be undone within a period of 31 days.
In some ways, the update is a relief. At least, Microsoft will now desist from automatically downloading the update — as was happening earlier — all in the name of speeding up the process.
The platform will now periodically remind you to upgrade to the latest Windows 10 platform. Although, it may turn out to become somewhat annoying too.
Meanwhile, Microsoft still has a long way to go. The company has around 200 million users on the platgorm, at present. Let’s see how far it’s latest stunt pulls it along, along its path of installing the windows platform, on a billion devices.