Software update upgraded to ‘recommended’ status, meaning those with automatic updates set will see it downloaded in the background and a request to install Windows 10 over Windows 7 and 8

Microsoft has followed through with its plans to push adoption of Windows 10 by downloading it in the background to user machines running Windows 7 and 8 set to accept automatic updates.

The company changed the designation of the Windows 10 download from “optional” to “recommended” within Windows Update, which means anyone with Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 that has automatic updates activated – the default and the best way to keep a computer protected against security bugs – with recommended updates automatically selected will have Windows 10 downloaded without asking.

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