Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 4 years ago

Does Windows 8 Have an auto update to Windows 10?

I had Windows 8, despite clicking that I decline/don't want Windows 10 I has surprised to see my computer had upgraded it self to Windows 10.

Did you do this by itself? Or Did someone click update to Windows 10( I doubt this but possible)

12 Answers

  • 4 years ago

    Win 10 update comes down via windows updates. If you had your windows updates set to "automatic", then yes you would receive it automatically. During the initial stages of Win 10 deployment, Microsoft gave users the choice. But in recent weeks they have been pushing the update down automatically. If you don't want Win 10, then you can go back. If you have had Win 10 less than 30 days here are the steps:

    Open Win10

    Click Start

    Click Settings

    Click Update and Security

    Click Recovery

    Click “return to Win 8.1”

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  • 4 years ago

    If u want Update windows 8.1 To windows 10 Go to Update windows and update Windows 10

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  • sam
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Windows 8 introduces the new Windows Runtime (WinRT) platform, which can be used to create a new type of application officially known as Windows Store apps and commonly called Metro-style apps. Such apps run within a secure sandbox and share data with other apps through common APIs. WinRT, being a COM-based API, allows for the use of various programming languages to code apps, including C++, C++/CX, C#, Visual Basic .NET, or HTML5 and JavaScript.[1][2] Metro-style apps are packaged and distributed via APPX, a new file format for package management.[3] Unlike desktop applications, Metro-style apps can be sideloaded, subject to licensing conditions.[4] Windows 8.1 Update allows for sideloading apps on all Windows 8.1 Pro devices joined to an Active Directory domain.[5]

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  • 4 years ago

    Welcome to Microsoft World!!!

    Microsoft is in the process of forcing the Windows 10 UPGRADE onto every PC on the planet. "RESISTANCE IS FUTILE" - Borg, (unless you turn off Windows Updates, and do selected Updates MANUALLY until August 2016).

    And, when accomplished, M$ will start charging a monthly fee for SaaS (Software as a Service). We just don't know how much it will cost, or when it will start, yet. Stay tuned, I'm psychic...

    TIP: Want to OPT OUT? Start learning Linux now!!!

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  • 4 years ago

    A message is supposed to appear and you have to click OK on an agreement before Windows 10 upgrade installs. Yet some people are reporting that their computers are upgrading without permission.

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  • TWB
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    We are Microsoft. Resistance is futile. Your puters and lappies will adapt to service us. We will add your technology to our own.

    Before upgrading, you should know what you're getting into.

    Windows 7 and 8.1 is far better than 10. Windows 10 is far better at being spyware then any OS previously released to date. I find that people who are blinded by loyalty to M$ know little about Windows 10 and the spyware in it. They base their opinion on second hand knowledge and propaganda spread by M$.

    With Windows 10, M$ owns your system.

    YOU can no longer pick the updates you want installed.

    THEY can choose which drivers are installed.

    THEY can choose what THEY want on your system.

    THEY even installed a backdoor in it so THEY can SPY on you at all times.

    We all thought Windows 8 would be the worse OS M$ would release and they learned there lesson. They made some good improvements in 8 when they released 8.1. At that point we thought M$ was on the path to redemption. Then they come along with 10 and proved us wrong. People who make a profit off spyware and love the government knowing what you do on a daily basis are truly in love with Windows 10 and think it is the best OS M$ ever released. You got to admit tho, they thought this out. They first developed a OS so bad that just about every one hated and only got 23% of the user to move to it, Windows 8. Most of them had no choice when buying a new puter. With everyone thinking that M$ couldn't make one worse they release Windows 10. People hated 8 so bad they jumped on the FREE OFFER for Windows 10 before they realized that it is spyware masquerading as an OS.

    M$ is pushing 10 hard because it means a big increase in their profit margarine when they sell the info they collect on you. That is why it is FREE. They have seen the profits that the smart phone makers are raking in by spying on their user so M$ decided to emulate that and cripple the desktops, laptops so they can do the same. That's why they built a back door in it so you can stop the OS with a firewall from phoning home. They spend years coping anything that Apple did. Hence we got Windows 8. Now they are going copy the smart phone industry and and force everyone to use APP.

    The worse part is they have decided that you are stuck with this one. It is called Windows as a service. From this point on you will not be able to refuse updates of any kind. What that really means is that M$ can install or delete anything it wants on your puter anytime it wants. Their attitude is, tough we now control you and your puters and there is nothing you can do about it. The other reason for forcing updates on you is to also force new releases of the OS on you. This means the next time they have a Vista or Windows 8 you will not have a choice but to upgrade to it. They will use your auto update feature to force it down your throat. Everyone knows the history of M$ and how bad they can be in destroying a good OS.

    If you pay attention you'll also see how they are blaming all the hardware problems with 10 on the user. They make claims accusing the user for having malware on his his system before installing 10. They are saying that the user just doesn't get it or know how to use it. Its called bait and switch. Its not our fault we wrote a bad OS. Its the people who have very over-active imaginations or just don't get or know how to use such a fine piece of spyware. REALLY, its beginning to sound like the same defense they used when Windows 8 started faltering. Houston, we have a problem, the user has found out Windows 10 is spyware and are started to go back to their original OS.

    With Windows 10 you can not be guaranteed protection. M$ has built a back door into it and plans on spying on its users. When the hard core virus writers find out how to exploit it, there will be no stopping them.

    From Computersecurity wikia: A backdoor is a means of access to a computer program that bypasses security mechanisms. (WINDOWS 10 data collection bypasses all firewalls) A programmer may sometimes install a backdoor so that the program can be accessed for troubleshooting or OTHER PURPOSES. However, attackers often use backdoors that they detect or install themselves, as part of an exploit.

    From Wikipedia

    Spyware is software that aims to gather information about a person or organization without their knowledge and that may send such information to another entity without the consumer's consent, or that asserts control over a computer without the consumer's knowledge. Spyware is mostly classified into four types: system monitors, trojans, adware, and tracking cookies. Spyware is mostly used for the purposes of tracking and storing Internet users' movements on the Web and serving up pop-up ads to Internet users.

    From Extreme Tech

    There are certain new “features” of Windows 10 that can’t be blocked by any OS-level tweaks, including the hosts file. The updates listed above connect to and These addresses are hard-coded to bypass the hosts file and cannot be prevented from connecting. It’s been reported that software firewalls aren’t sufficient to block them, though this is unclear.

    Resistance is never futile. Do not allow your biological and technological distinctiveness to be added to M$. Our culture will never adapt to service M$.

    To show how bad Windows 10 really is, take a look at the chart below. They have been giving it away for free for over 9 months. It has ben install on all the new systems thatare sold. It only has a little less then 13% of the OS market share, LOL it is in a neck and neck with XP, 8. That speaks volumns on just how bad 10 really is.

    Source(s): TWB 35+ years of experience in the service industry. You name it, I have probably fixed it. I did not design it, I did not build it, I did not break it, but I am the one who can fix it. What that means is that I have spent a life time taking these things apart and seeing how they are made. The difficult we do right away, the impossible just takes a little longer. I hear voices, so please be quiet so I can listen to them.
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  • 4 years ago

    Yes .. but it may appeare a message on your desktop and you have an option to choose ... i recomment to stay on 10 has a lot of bugs

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  • Andy T
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    Yeah I took that offer and it wasn't done by itself.

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  • 4 years ago

    Nothing updates by itself. You have to click to update.

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