FYI Unwanted Windows 10 Installs worth $10k minimum from Microsoft
Thread DetailsLast Edited by widgit June 25, 2016 at 05:37 PM
The small claims case number is SMC1610237, and can be seen here:
Yes, Microsoft says they don't upgrade without consent, but it's all BS. There is documented evidence they have for sure in a 2 week window upgraded without any user interaction, and they also recently changed the functionality of the "X" button on their upgrade notice to mean "yes", not "no" (or, literally, "cancel"), which is against all Windows guidelines as well as making Win 10 a "recommended" security update (it's a WHOLE OS, not a security update!) and other nasty games that ruined trust in Windows update.
Microsoft did not contest this ruling, citing the cost of litigation, but this was Small Claims, so cost is unlikely to really be the factor. It's more likely that they did not want to advertise that this woman had sued and won because with the documentation that's out there, there is no successful defense for Microsoft in this matter.
Yeah, it's a pain in the butt to file a small claims case, but it's maybe a few hours maximum collecting evidence of their forced install programs and ineffective rollback program (that lost information when rolled back to Win 7). So for $35-$50 small claims filing fee, there's now a clear precedent for making Microsoft pay each user $10,000 for their terrible deception on Win 10 upgrades.\
Link to news story about this case: