Over the weekend, Microsoft has managed to “excel” as much as half. First, Microsoft caught on compulsory installation of Windows 10 users of Windows 7, and Windows 8.1, and then aggressively promoting the browser Edge.
Late last week, many users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, which is not going to move to a new “top ten”, were surprised to find that they had not been asked. Installing Windows 10 started on their computers themselves. Some users have offered only two options: to continue the upgrade process or schedule it for another date. Options “refuse” was not. Other users have reported the discovery of a dialog box that informs them of an ultimatum that Windows 10 is ready to install and to start the upgrade you need to restart your computer.
As it turned out, the reason for this strange behavior of the system was the mistake on the part of Microsoft. Update to Windows 10 is usually marked in Windows Update as an «Optional» or «Recommended». The installation, the user must manually select by ticking. But experts Microsoft, by mistake, do put down tick upgrade to Windows 10, making it mandatory.Many users do not pay attention to the extra line in the list and download the update, along with other patches. The consequences are obvious.
The company apologized for the mistake and have removed Windows 10 from the list of required updates.
But we did not have time to lie down discussion of this strange “mistakes” as Microsoft caught in a very aggressive promotion of its own browser. In the new build Windows 10 (build 10568) there was an additional warning, addressed to users who want to change the default application. In particular, this applies to the browser Microsoft Edge.
If the user has set itself Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, and decided to make a third-party browser, the default browser, they will see a dialog box in which it will be asked to “give Microsoft Edge chance.” The new warning is quite large, it is written in bold and asks the user to think again and note that the browser Edge many advantages: you can write on your web pages, there is integrated support Cortana, and reading view.
Let me remind you that Mozilla last summer accused Microsoft is that the company complicates the user navigates on the browser side. Then Mozilla even published video instructions dedicated to changing the browser in Windows 10. Now, Microsoft has added one additional warning that is clearly not please competitors. By the way, similar to “please come to their senses” and waits for users of Windows 10 when changing the photo and music application by default.