Re: Mobes replacing enterprise desktops?
You were doing really well until that last 'Fact' that Win10 installs itself when you allow it to do so and ONLY then.
I have lost count of the number of people who have had Win10 forced onto their machine by MS.
The GWX software was not installed by choice it was installed by MS abusing the Update Mechanism in Win7/8/8.1.
The subsequent updates are then 'forced' through by MS making the update 'Recomended' or 'Security Update' which again the update mechanism will allow through, if you have 'Windows Update' set to recommended settings.
The only way to take full control is to Stop ALL Updates and constantly check all updates by hand to see if they kick off the install.
Depending on a level of knowledge or experience to avoid an install is NOT choice by any description.
Once it has been allowed to start the install most none-IT users will not be able to stop it without the risk of rendering the machine corrupt with Win 7/8/81 not performing as intended, if at all.
I have been building Computers of all flavours/OSes for 30+ years as part of my various 'Techie' roles in IT.
I know how to configure Windows to not install updates automatically, yet it still managed to get past and install on a few machines, before I locked it down from ANY updates to stop the GWX grief and/or the sneaking in of the 'odd' KBxxxxx update.
People ARE being upgraded without their permission ...... FACT!!
MS is constantly changing the 'Attack' vectors to achieve this aim.
Tricking users into clicking something to start the install is not a 'choice'.
Making a reboot, to complete installation of updates, start the Upgrade is not 'choice'.
It is not possible that ALL reports of forced installs are from 'Dumb Users' (including myself).
The use of the word 'choice' is just semantic gymnastics worthy of 'Marketing Drones'. :)