Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Microsoft Sued For Millions Over Windows 10 Upgrades

Just about everyone I know hated the way Microsoft pestered them to upgrade to Windows 10. In fact, I finally upgraded just so the company would quit bugging the hell out of me but I never ran into any of the issues brought up in this lawsuit. Also, how in the world does a bad OS installation force you to buy a new computer?

Three plaintiffs claim specific harm was caused by the operating system. Stephanie Watson claims that Windows 10 installed without her choosing to accept it. The upgrade destroyed some data, caused such harm that Geek Squad was unable to fully repair the machine, and forced the purchase of a new system.The suit claims that "many" consumers have had their hard drives fail because of the Windows 10 installation, and that the operating system does not check "whether or not the hard drive can withstand the stress of the Windows 10 installation."