A number of people have accidentally scheduled a Windows 10 update due to some tricky wording in the Microsoft nag pop-up that wants you to update.
Now, I’m all in favor of updating to Windows 10. I like the operating system quite a lot. But if you aren’t ready to upgrade yet, here’s how to avoid accidentally scheduling an upgrade.
This is what the pop-up looks like.
Looking at it, you might think your only choice is to schedule an immediate update, one at midnight or select a time for an update.
The problem is, that clicking any of those buttons is going to put you on the road to an upgrade. So be very careful not to click on ANY of them. Clicking that button to the left could start you upgrading instantly.
What you actually need to click is the familiar little box at the top. Yep, you need to just click that little x to close the Window. That way you can completely ignore it.
Don’t click anywhere else. Just shut it down. Now, if you’re ready to upgrade, you can pick the midnight upgrade time or choose schedule and pick a time that works for you. For the upgrade, you will want to have your device plugged in and also have a steady wireless connection. The upgrade may take more than an hour, so pick a time when you won’t need your PC.
Windows 10 shouldn’t affect your files or programs, but you’ll want to make sure you back up your important files just in case before you get started.