New Windows 10 To Chew Up Bandwidth, Upgrades Automatic Whether You Like It Or Not
The big US Company who wants to become a cloud based Services Company charging consumers billions every year for programs and services that sit on top of the new Free Windows OS is also going to know everything about you after you have been forced to give them details such as name and email address.
They will get your State and location from the ISP delivering broadband to your home by pinging the IP address that the new free upgrade is being delivered to.
Microsoft’s Windows 10 will force automatic updates on to home users with systems that that cannot be disabled.
Windows 10 which Microsoft Australia will start delivering to consumers from the 29th of July will also suck up bandwidth as it is downloaded to computers, the Windows Update system that will deliver big upgrades cannot be turned off.
The end user license agreement (Eula) also has a clause within it that says: “By accepting this agreement, you agree to receive these types of automatic updates without any additional notice.”
Windows 10 has only two options for updates: download, install and reboot the computer automatically, or simply download, install and ask to reboot the computer.
Professional and Enterprise versions of Windows 10 will be given more control over the installation of updates.
Previous versions of Windows, including the latest Windows 8.1 have given users several options when dealing with software updates, including the ability to turn them off completely.
Microsoft claims that the automatic updates will help better protect users however analysts believe that what Microsoft is looking to achieve is upgrades of third party software from which they will make money.
One suite of software that is tipped to face problems is the Microsoft Office Suite that includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. What Microsoft will offer is an upgrade to a cloud based Office 365 version for a monthly subscription fee.
The Guardian newspaper said that Many of Microsoft’s core audience are wary of updates, particularly those who do not use a computer regularly and are often confronted with an unavoidable update screen whenever attempting to do something.
Automatic updates may also create a situation where an update breaks something on a computer system, perhaps a legacy program. Currently users can stop updates happening and maintain function.