I’ll give Microsoft points for persistence. But I, along with a lot of other people think that they should really chill out when it comes to getting people to upgrade to Windows 10. Those feelings are only going to increase as news has filtered out that the “Get Windows 10” app which is also known as GWX is back:
Once again, Microsoft has unleashed the GWX Kraken, with no explanation and no description. The latest KB 3035583 appears as a “Recommended” optional patch for Windows 7 and 8.1. Those with Automatic Update turned on and “Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates” checked — the default settings — will see the patch as a checked, optional update, and it will be installed the next time Automatic Update runs. If you previously hid KB 3035583, it’s now unhidden.
That’s just amazing. What Microsoft has done is actively circumvent the choice that some people have made to explicitly chose to deny the Windows 7/8.1 update KB 3035583 that installs GWX (“Get Windows 10”). If Microsoft really wants to anger those users and send them running to the Apple Store for a Mac, this would be a great way to do it. In the meantime, prepare for the backlash from angry Windows 7/8.x users.