Yes we all know Microsoft is going to end its free Windows 10 upgrade offer on July last week and they are aggressively forcing users to upgrade their systems to Microsoft’s advance operating system Windows 10. But these forced Windows 10 upgrades is not going well with some users.
Some users even switched to other OS like Linux to rid off these forced Windows 10 upgrades. But only one user took the fight to court and won a small judgment against Microsoft for how it deployed its latest operating system.
Lawsuit Against Microsoft for Forced Windows 10 Upgrades
According to Seattletimes, a woman named Teri Goldstein, of Sausalito, California sued Microsoft for their improper way to impose Windows 10 to users. According to reports, a failed Windows 10 upgrade which Goldstein didn’t even authorized left her system performing poorly, prone to crashing, and reportedly unusable for multiple days.
“I had never heard of Windows 10,” Goldstein said. “Nobody ever asked me if I wanted to update.”
Goldstein reached out to Microsoft customer service to attempt to resolve her issues, but filed suit against the company once it failed to resolve her problems. Her $10,000 figure reflected estimated lost compensation as well as the cost of a new system. The company denies wrongdoing, and a spokeswoman said Microsoft halted its appeal to avoid the expense of further litigation.
Goldstein’s experience is an extreme example of the consequences of Microsoft’s aggressive campaign to get people to use Windows 10, the newest version of the ubiquitous personal-computer operating system.