Microsoft Now Offering To Upgrade Business PC's To Windows 10

I've spent many years working in IT, and the worst thing a user can do is upgrade software on their computer. Thankfully, it's a rare occasion that users are offered anything significant to upgrade, that would break things. Unfortunately that all changes today, thanks to a decision by Microsoft.

While we know that Microsoft has been hounding Windows 7 and 8.1 users about upgrading to 10, this has only affected home users. Those with Pro versions joined to a domain have been exempt from receiving the upgrade notifications. But for some reason Microsoft has decided that it's time for those lazy users to go ahead and upgrade.

This is the first time that users have been offered a free upgrade to a brand new Windows OS, so thankfully few have had to deal with such a mess before. However, I feel for those working in IT, who will inevitably have to deal with the fact that someone accidentally upgraded their machine. Yes, they'll need to have Admin rights to do it, but you'd be surprised how often companies decide to give out that sort of access, just to make other software run properly.

The good news is that this won't affect Enterprise users. Enterprise versions of Windows 7 and 8.1 aren't eligible for the free upgrade at all. Microsoft has also outlined how to prevent the "Get Windows 10 App" from running on business PC's in an article here.

VIA: PC World