Windows 10 Upgrade

June 28, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

thCATT76QAWindows 10 has been here for a little over nine months, which means you only have a couple months left to get a free upgrade.What is important for you to know is that Microsoft has now started to auto-schedule upgrades and these upgrades are being scheduled with or without user consent. Here are some interesting facts for you.

Windows 10 has many monitoring and data collections tools. The operating system is able to:

1. Gather search history
2. Web usage
3. Windows Store usage
4. Details of what applications are used
5. Voice recordings
6. Emails
7. Geographic information

Basically, Windows 10 can pretty much gather anything about you from your PC and internets usage. This information is used for improving Windows services, however, it’s also used for advertising and market research.

You may get a pop-up on your computer that says you are auto-scheduled to upgrade on a certain date. If you’re not wanting to upgrade to Windows 10, there are options to cancel. This is only if you catch the upgrade option in time. If you do want it, the free upgrade expires on July 29th.

If you don’t wish to upgrade, then you’ll want to check regularly to make sure that you’re not being forced. Until Microsoft deactivates the upgrade, being watchful is the best course of action. As always, Frankie OnCall is here to assist you with any of your computer/laptop needs.