Last week, Microsoft silently changed Get Windows 10 yet again.
And this time, it has gone beyond the social engineering scheme
that has been fooling people into inadvertently upgrading to
Windows 10 for months. This time, it actually changed the behavior
of the window that appears so that if you click the “Close” window
box, you are actually agreeing to the upgrade. Without you
knowing what just happened.
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!