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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Microsoft Being Sued Over Windows 10 Upgrade Damages

Posted by David Bernstein

If you don’t know already, Microsoft has the tendency to try and force Windows users to upgrade to the “latest and greatest” version of their operating system. Of course this is understandable but when they force it upon you without your permission or try to sneak it onto your computer during an update then that’s going a little too far.

You might remember the recent issues end users were having with Windows 10 being installed on their computers without them knowing or without them approving the upgrade. If you are a power user then you most likely would have caught the attempts and would have been able to stop them but for the average user things ended up working out a little differently. Many people ended up with partial installations or upgrades that didn’t successfully install causing lost files and unusable computers.

Now there is a group of people who have started a lawsuit claiming these Windows 10 upgrades caused data loss and damage to their computers causing the individuals to lose valuable time and money and in some cases having to buy a new computer or hire professional help to get them going again. So far there are 3 people involved in the lawsuit but a group of lawyers are getting involved to start a class action lawsuit aimed at Microsoft on behalf of potentially hundreds of thousands of people affected by the upgrade.

Microsoft has responded saying there were multiple warnings and alerts related to the upgrades and that users had the option not to upgrade during the free upgrade time period. But in their defense these warnings were not clear for the average computer user. Microsoft also says that there is a rollback option to revert back to your previous operating system version but there were many users who had issues trying to do that as well.