Microsoft – stop it already with the shady tricks to push Windows 11 upgrades

Microsoft – stop it already with the shady tricks to push Windows 11 upgrades

Home windows 11 upgrades are being pushed by Microsoft utilizing a number of the agency’s extra unwelcome techniques (as seen with Home windows 10), at the very least in keeping with a brand new report.

Ghacks (opens in new tab) first flagged this up, as noticed by Neowin (opens in new tab), the latter of which printed a seize of a sneakily redesigned nag display (that seems on boot-up) to immediate Home windows 10 customers to improve to Home windows 11. (Notice that the screenshot was aired by a Reddit consumer, although the publish has now been deleted – so take this with an applicable dose of seasoning).

At any fee, the improve display proven has been modified from a earlier format – which made it simpler to see the selection to stay with Home windows 10 – to a brand new design the place that choice is more durable to identify (on a bar on the backside of the display).

Furthermore, the brand new design brings in a pair of buttons within the middle of the display: ‘Get it’ and ‘Schedule it’, with the previous highlighted.

Now, what may occur to inattentive customers, or these in a rush to get to the desktop, is that they see the highlighted ‘Get it’ button and assume the button subsequent to it’s the selection to say no. When the truth is it’s also a ‘sure’ response to the improve, the one distinction being the method shall be scheduled to occur sooner or later, fairly than proper now.

Evaluation: This sort of deception has no place in Home windows

This can be a typical shady trick used to assist generate extra clicks to improve – though we’ve seen worse from Microsoft prior to now. However as famous, we’ve got to watch out concerning the supply, and even when true, that is presumably one thing Microsoft is testing proper now (as the brand new nag display hasn’t been flagged up anyplace else).

We hope, then, that nothing will come of this. Though as we already talked about, Microsoft has previous type pulling this type of nonsense with the free Home windows 10 improve and twin choices which could look like totally different at a look, however each are literally saying ‘sure’ to the improve.

(By the way, in case you had been questioning, the free improve to Home windows 10 continues to be obtainable to this present day: we used the media creation device to improve an outdated Home windows 8.1 PC – which had simply gone out of assist – to Home windows 10 simply this previous weekend).

In all honesty, the prevailing nag to improve from Home windows 10 to Home windows 11 is already a fairly monstrous affair, even with out these contemporary button shenanigans. If we recall appropriately, there are three screens it’s a must to cross by to say no the improve, and you have already got to be a bit cautious the place you click on. Home windows 11 ought to stand by itself deserves; by no means thoughts laborious multi-screen nags to get the brand new OS.

Microsoft has received plenty of flak prior to now for this type of badgering, however doesn’t seem to have totally discovered its lesson but. (And whereas we’re on the complaining prepare, the identical is true of attempting to sneak adverts for Microsoft companies into bits of the Home windows 10 or 11 interface – simply cease it, in testing or in any other case).

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