Woman sued Microsoft over unwanted Windows 10 updates, wins the lawsuit

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Microsoft has been aggressively pushing users for Windows 10 upgrades and not everyone is happy about it. According to a report published on The Seattle Timesa woman, whose computer was messed up by the update, sued Microsoft and won $10,000.

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The Seattle Times report read,

A few days after Microsoft released Windows 10 to the public last year, Teri Goldstein’s computer started trying to download and install the new operating system.

The update, which she says she didn’t authorize, failed. Instead, the computer she uses to run her Sausalito, Calif., travel-agency business slowed to a crawl. It would crash, she says, and be unusable for days at a time.

“I had never heard of Windows 10,” Goldstein said. “Nobody ever asked me if I wanted to update.”

When outreach to Microsoft’s customer support didn’t fix the issue, Goldstein took the software giant to court, seeking compensation for lost wages and the cost of a new computer.

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Microsoft, when inquired about the same by The Seattle Times, didn’t admit that there were any mistakes on their part.

However, there have been a lot of complaints against these forced Windows 10 updates by various users as they have been facing several issues during the last couple of months.
Majority will definitely vote for the fact that the decision to whether update Windows 10 or not should be left entirely on the users.