I seem to have misplaced my surprised face…


Microsoft told us: “For individuals who have chosen to receive automatic updates through Windows Update, we help upgradable devices get ready for Windows 10 by downloading the files they’ll need if they decide to upgrade. When the upgrade is ready, the customer will be prompted to install Windows 10 on the device.”


In several cases, the new OS has been downloaded over metered connections, forcing people over their bandwidth caps in the process.


That said the size of the download has also prompted some users on capped broadband plans to complain that they have no control over when the new operating system downloads.

Haven’t upgraded to Windows 10? Microsoft has downloaded 6GB of files on to your PC anyway

Michael K Johnson September 11, 2015 06:32

All the people saying that Microsoft will be different under Satya Nadella were right. Now Microsoft smiles quietly while it usurps your autonomy, instead of jumping up and down and screaming at you. Style of leadership makes a big difference.

Stephen John Smoogen September 11, 2015 15:43

Your suprised face is still downloading to the laptop in the peer to peer version you didn’t knew you had or needed.

Cristian Gafton September 12, 2015 04:40

try looking in the “are you effing kidding me” drawer. that’s where I’d keep it.

Michael K Johnson September 12, 2015 06:42

+Cristian Gafton no, already found that drawer. But I really didn’t go looking since I didn’t need it. :-)

Michael K Johnson September 15, 2015 13:34


Not surprisingly, among the first to notice the I-did-not-ask-for-this were people who have data caps mandated by their Internet service providers (ISPs), particularly those who rely on a cellular connection to the Internet. When they exceeded their allotments – and were charged for the extra or saw their bandwidth throttled for overuse – they began to look for answers.

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