Microsoft has begun automatically upgrading some users to the latest version of its Windows software, the firm has revealed.
They will automatically downloading and begin to install Windows 10 to users of Windows 7 and 8.
‘As we shared in late October on the Windows Blog, we are committed to making it easy for our Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers to upgrade to Windows 10,’ Microsoft said.
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‘We updated the upgrade experience today to help our customers, who previously reserved their upgrade, schedule a time for their upgrade to take place.
‘Our aspiration is for customers to choose Windows, and to love Windows,’ the firm said in a blog post announcing the change last year.
‘Depending upon your Windows Update settings, this may cause the upgrade process to automatically initiate on your device.’
‘Before the upgrade changes the OS of your device, you will be clearly prompted to choose whether or not to continue.
‘And of course, if you choose to upgrade (our recommendation!), then you will have 31 days to roll back to your previous Windows version if you don’t love it.’
Microsoft is hoping Windows 10 will help it rebuild loyalty among users who are increasingly relying on tablets, smartphones and other devices.
PC sales have been shrinking in recent years and that trend is likely to continue, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp.
Analysts at IDC predicted that 2016 will mark the fifth consecutive year of declining PC sales worldwide.
Computer-makers are hoping to get a boost from consumer interest in Windows 10, which manufacturers are making available on new machines being sold this fall.