WASHINGTON- Microsoft is pushing its Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users to upgrade to Windows 10. In this regard it has taken another initiative.
If you haven’t already downloaded Windows 10, your computer may do it for you automatically as soon as this week.
Microsoft has made Windows 10 a “recommended update,” for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, the company confirmed today.
Users who had previously reserved the upgrade will be targeted first, the company said in a statement, according to CBC News.
“The new experience has begun to roll out in a phased approach to more Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers, although we do not have any information to share at this time with respect to individual regions.”
Previously, the newest version of the Windows operating system was an “optional” update.
Recommended updates are typically downloaded and installed automatically if automatic updates are enabled. Because such updates are often security patches and fixes, they are enabled by default. Microsoft strongly recommends allowing automatic updates.
In the case of Windows 10, users will be “clearly prompted to choose whether or not to continue,” before the process completely changes the operating system of their device, Microsoft assured users in a blog post in October. That was when the company first announced that Windows 10 would become a recommended update in the New Year to make it easier to upgrade.
If you’re not ready to upgrade, you might want to read any box that pops up on your screen extra carefully before hitting “yes.”
If you decide you don’t really want Windows 10 after it’s already been installed, you will still be able to roll your device back to your previous operating system for the first 31 days after the upgrade, Microsoft says.