Microsoft is not forcing automatic upgrades, but they did recently change the Windows 10 upgrade from an “optional upgrade” to a “recommended upgrade,” which is why some people are claiming an automatic upgrade.

What’s actually happening is that anyone whose update settings treat recommended updates the same as important updates will get it automatically on the next automatic update cycle.

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Windows 7: • To check this setting in Windows 7, go to the Windows Update utility in the Control Panel, or search for it from the Start button.

• In the left panel, click on Change Settings and remove the check mark from “Give me recommended updates that same way I receive important updates.” Windows 8.1: • In Windows 8.1, go to Settings, then Change PC settings and click on the ‘Update and recovery’ option and follow the ‘Choose how updates get installed’ link.

Did you know that your computer can’t run without device drivers?

Every single device connected to your PC uses drivers to communicate with the operating system.

When drivers get outdated, your PC becomes slow, some of your devices stop working, and your computer starts crashing more often.

That’s why it’s absolutely vital to update drivers on a regular basis.

The program will expertly scan your computer and provide a list of all drivers that need an update.

The scan is completely free and there's also an option to update all device drivers in a single click.

Despite the horror stories that are common online or in social media, the Windows 10 upgrade process goes relatively smoothly, in most cases.

The biggest mistake that most people make when upgrading is assume that when the initial process is completed, they are all done.

Plus there's always the risk of installing an incompatible driver that would make your computer unbootable.