These Windows 10 adware/preloader patches are packaged with important security updates. JUST WTF?!2 hours ago
I didn't read any of this thread before replying, because I read the last incarnation of it.
But as far as I can tell, Microsoft appears to be, as they usually do, issuing updates to fix issues in Windows Update -- which I welcome because the more reliable the update mechanism the better.
Is the OP honestly upset because one feature of the updated update mechanism allows end-users to decide if they want to get a free, non forced upgrade later on?
Microsoft is offering Windows 10 as a free upgrade and they've been working to give people as smooth an upgrade experience as possible. That requires them to update the update mechanism so that this can happen. So what?
Windows update, along with other bug fixes and enhancements, will also allow you to upgrade the operating system to the next version if you choose to do so.
Why is this even a discussion? The real question is why it took them this long to make Windows update capable of updating the OS.
I can't imagine any scenario where being upset about this update to Windows Update is rational -- and I'm someone who will be using Windows 7 until extended support is over.