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IDG Contributor Network: Why the Microsoft Windows 10 upgrade nanny is now a security nightmare

The best way to get people to upgrade to Windows 10 is to bug them constantly, right?

That strategy is backfiring for Microsoft, now that the deadline for the free upgrade is fast approaching. Multiple outlets are reporting that people are deciding to turn off Windows Update entirely, which means they will not receive critical security updates.

Anyone still using Windows 7 or Windows 8 has until July 29 to get the free upgrade to Windows 10. As you may already know, I’m a big fan of Windows 10 as long as you know what you are getting yourself into and prep accordingly. I hated Windows 8 and found most of the tile interface “advancements” to be way too confusing for most computer users. Windows 10 is worth the upgrade if your system meets the minimum requirements, which is basically a 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM.

I’ve also come to the realization that Microsoft uses a nanny-minder approach to their own detriment, however. The constant reminders are annoying and are now a security issue, mostly because end-users never asked for the constant nagging.

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