Re: The recommended update will still require the user to accept or decline before installing
This is a lie. Every version of Windows from 95 onward commenced to install by transferring the relevant files from the installation media to the local hard disk, or more recently SSD. W10 commences after this step. That is, a significant portion of the installation has already taken place without the user's permission.
And again, WTF has what Apple do got to do with this?