In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will shortly be pushed to Windows Update as an "Optional" update and, starting in January, all Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers will be getting Windows 10 as a "Recommended" update. Depending on your Window Update settings, this could cause Windows 10 to be installed as an automatic update.
Microsoft says that before your current Windows version is updated you'll be clearly prompted whether you want to continue or not, but given the upgrade/update issues that have been involved with Windows 10, I'm opting to keep my update settings to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them".
You can change your Windows Update settings by going to Start/Control Panel/Windows Update/Change Settings and view your options from the drop down menu under Important updates.
If you change your mind about Windows 10 and want to revert to your previous Windows version, you'll have 31 days to uninstall Windows 10. To reverse the upgrade, go to Settings/Update and Security/Recovery and Uninstall Windows 10.
If you're thinking of upgrading to Windows 10, this is a good time to do it - Microsoft will be pushing out a significant upgrade to Windows 10 in the next week or two.
If you're a tech type or have more than one computer, the good news is that Microsoft is updating the Media Creation Tool. The Media Creation Tool is used to create DVD ISOs or USB images of Windows 10 - you'll be able to create a single image that can upgrade (or do a clean install if you have a Windows 10 license) on 32 bit and/or 64 bit systems, Home or Pro, on all your devices. No more separate tools for 32 bit and 64 bit versions. :)
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