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Microsoft logic: click close to agree to Windows 10 update

Posted on Friday, June 03 2016 @ 12:31:09 CEST by


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Microsoft recently made its Windows 10 upgrade screen even more annoying by changing the behavior of the window. Previously, closing the window cancelled the installation process but this is no longer the case. SuperSite for Windows reports that the new version of the screen assumes you're OK with the upgrade if you click the "Close" window box.
Previously, closing this window would correctly signal that you do not want the upgrade. So Microsoft didn’t change the wording in the window. It didn’t make an “Upgrade now” button bigger, or a non-existent “don’t ever upgrade” button smaller. It pulled a switcheroonie. It’s like going out to your car in the morning and discovering that the gas pedal now applies the brakes, while the brake pedal washes the windshield. Have a fun commute!

The violation of trust here is almost indescribable. It’s bad enough that Microsoft has been training Windows 7 and 8.1 users—i.e. most Windows users—to not trust Windows 10 because of this horrible, unstoppable advertisement. But now they will not trust their own sanity because all they’ll remember is that they dismissed the advertisement by clicking the Close windows box. Why on earth did Windows 10 just install on my PC?!?
I agree this absolutely horrible for the user experience.



 



 

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