I stepped away from my computer for dinner, halfway through writing a story for the verge. When I got back, I could n’t believe my eyes.
Windows 10 had restarted my computer without permission yet again – to install yet another forced OS update onto my solid state drive. The updated updated updated computer had been updated without permission.
Microsoft had installed unsolicited, unwanted web app versions of word, PowerPoint, Excel and outlook onto my computer. When my machine finished rebooting, it now contained the exact thing.
When my entire computer screen was taken over by an unwanted copy of Microsoft edge. An unwanted version of the Microsoft edge is now being investigated.
Microsoft is using his Windows 10 start menu as free advertising space. This time, Microsoft is merely sneaking unwanted web apps onto my PC.
These are n’t full free copies of office, by the way. They’re shortcuts to the web version you could already access in any web browser of your choice.
I do n’t really mind them in my start menu. My taskbar and search bar have long been enough for me.
The latest example of Microsoft caring more about the bottom line than whether a few people might lose their work when Windows suddenly shut down their PC.
How is this still happening to people, @ Microsoft?. How does this still happen to people?. It’s unclear how this is still happening.
The most visible difference after a new update is an attempt to make more money. Decisions like this undermine the one good argument Microsoft has for mandatory updates.