Microsoft automatically downloading Windows 10 installer for Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 users

Microsoft automatically downloading Windows 10 installer for Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 users

According to newly-published Reuters report, massive Windows 10 installation files are quietly being pushed by Microsoft for Windows users who are using computers running the Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 versions.

The Reuters report has revealed that Microsoft is moving ahead towards its aim of ensuring the popularity of Windows 10 OS by automatically downloading the installer on user’s computer, even if users are not interested in upgrading their systems to Windows 10.

The Windows 10 OS was officially launched by Microsoft on July 29; and is being offered to Windows 7 and Windows 8 users as a ‘free upgrade.’ In addition, Microsoft is also offering the free upgrade to Windows 10 to users running illegal Windows versions.

Since Microsoft has given the mentioned Windows users the option of reserving their copy of Window 10 OS, the Reuters report has drawn attention to the fact that the company’s servers are pushing massive files on the PCs of users who has reserved their Windows 10 copy but do not intend to download it. As such, several users are complaining that Microsoft’s automatic download of Windows 10 installation files is consuming their Internet bandwidth.

In response to Reuters report, Microsoft said: “For those who have chosen to receive automatic updates through Windows Update, we help customers prepare their devices for Windows 10 by downloading the files necessary for future installation.”

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