Windows 10 The potential 'gotcha' has reared its ugly head just two years following the 'forced upgrade'

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Windows 10 The potential 'gotcha' has reared its ugly head just two years following the 'forced upgrade'

Post: #3753 5735guy
17 Jul 2017, 07:35

"An entire generation of PCs, most only three or four years old, are now unable to receive new feature updates to Windows 10. If Microsoft doesn't deliver a patch within the next six to nine months, those PCs could be cut off from security fixes."
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft- ... -some-pcs/

Citing a paragraph in the Windows 10 EULA the article attempts to explain the following with as usual no apology from the number one Microsoft puppet "A device may not be able to receive updates if the device hardware is incompatible, lacking current drivers, or otherwise outside of the Original Equipment Manufacturer's ("OEM") support period."


Furthermore in January of this year Microsoft withdrew their claim "Microsoft Warns Windows 7 Is Dangerous To Use"
https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkell ... ede2d9ecdb

This was clearly a tactic used by Microsoft in attempting consumers to upgrade to Windows 10 whilst the option was free following its launch.

Thus far Microsoft have declined to issue any statement regarding security updates past the next Windows 10 Creators Update due in the Autumn for Laptops and PC's older than three years old.

This has to be the most blatant example of planned obsolescence.

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Re: Windows 10 The potential 'gotcha' has reared its ugly head just two years following the 'forced upgrade'

Post: #3754 brainout
17 Jul 2017, 08:29

It's not as if those stuck with this problem having Windows 10, weren't warned! How many times did you, or cdgoldin, or others in the ZDnet threads when Win10 first came out, WARN THEM OF THE EULA TERMS?

I lost two years of my life doing that. I feel bad for those caught, but.. not guilty. We did the 'due diligence disclosure'.

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Re: Windows 10 The potential 'gotcha' has reared its ugly head just two years following the 'forced upgrade'

Post: #3766 hupostasis
19 Jul 2017, 13:49

There's a new upcoming problem with Windows 10 as well with the latest update being rolled out / it requests you to update your privacy settings and one of the options is:
"Relevant Ads: The number of ads you see won't change but they may be less relevant to you."

DID YOU CATCH THAT???? The number of ads that are going to be shoveled down to Windows 10 WON'T CHANGE based on your privacy settings, but of course they won't be targeted specifically at you.