Since we just posted a Windows 10 update, and since Microsoft just made some major changes in the Windows 10 upgrade, we didn’t think we could wait a few weeks until our next Windows 10 post, so we’ll call this “3.1” (for those of you that have been around Windows for a while, there’s some humor in this, unintentional of course)
On Monday, February 1, 2016, Microsoft made the Windows 10 upgrade a “recommended update”. What does that mean? Well, it means that when Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 perform automatic updates, Windows 10 may be one of those updates, even if you’re not interested in upgrading.
You’re still given an opportunity to stop the install, however, there is the chance of accidentally installing it. Of course, Microsoft indicates that if you upgrade and you’re not happy, you can roll back to your previous operating system. We have found that this does not work all the time.
So how do you prevent this from happening? Go to Control Panel>Windows Update. Once in the main screen of Windows Update, uncheck the option that reads “Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates”. That will prevent the Windows 10 update from launching.