Microsoft just force restarted my Windows PC again to install more unwanted apps

Just found the most evil Windows story on Robin’s blog, who reblogged this from Ikky’s Personal Blog.

Robin comments:

Omygosh… More reasons to dump that maddening OS and use a Linux desktop OS!

https://technophobeconfessions.wordpress.com/2020/10/18/microsoft-just-force-restarted-my-windows-pc-again-to-install-more-unwanted-apps/

I think it’s typical for The Verge “journalists” to still cling onto outdated and outclassed American software giants programs. We all remember the worst “How to build a computer” misfire in the history of YouTube ever. And where Robin came to the right conclusion (he’s on Linux longer than I am) Ikky didn’t come up with any consequential plan of action at all. 😮

Anyhoo, here’s da storee:

Life of an Expat IT Geek in China

Source: The Verge

The latest proof you don’t own your Windows 10 computer.

I stepped away from my computer for dinner, halfway through writing a story forThe Verge. When I got back, I couldn’t believe my eyes.

Windows 10 had restarted my computer without permission yet again — to install yet another forced OS update onto my solid state drive.

The craziest part: When my machine finished rebooting, it now containedthe exact thing I’d been writing aboutbefore I was rudely interrupted. Microsoft had installed unsolicited, unwanted web app versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook onto my computer.

A screenshot of the web apps that Microsoft force-installed on my PC.
Seriously, the story you’re reading right now started off as a news post about this happening tootherpeople.

OK, it’s not as bad as when my entire computer screen got taken over by an unwanted copy of Microsoft Edge.That was truly egregious.

No, this time…

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4 comments

    • That’s a good sign and will hopefully get more people to see the light and make the switch to Linux. Or make them at least aware of MS’s business strategies.

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  1. It is most annoying the sheer amount of crap you have to turn off on Windows. Simpler to install what programmes you need and use it offline. Transfer your work in an out via a USB.

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