Even prominent Microsoft blogger Paul Thurrott slammed the feature writing: “The violation of trust here is almost indescribable.”
The editor of PCWorld, Brad Chacos, called it “deceptive” and “a nasty trick” after his wife unwittingly clicked the “X” and later found her machine was no longer running Windows 7, which she had wanted to keep.
“Deploying these dirty tricks only frustrates long-time Windows users who have very valid reasons to stick with operating systems they already know and love,” he wrote.
Microsoft agreed to drop an appeal and agreed to pay Californian woman Teri Goldstein $US10,000.
Woman successfully sued Microsoft over sneaky tactics used for Windows 10 update (news.com.au, 28 June 2016)
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