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CheapGeek Podcast Episode 68
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Dateline: New Mexico An Albuquerque man is suing Microsoft for forcing him to upgrade to Windows 10. According to The Register, a lawsuit was filed early in February by Frank K. Dickman Jr., seeking $600 million in damages from software giant Microsoft and its CEO Satya Nadella or a copy of Windows 7 and its product activation code. The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiff's Asus laptop became “non-functional” immediately after purchase when a forced upgrade to Windows 10 failed and “deleted the cached, or backup, version of Windows 7.” While there haven't been many legal ramifications for the company's update policies, user complaints against the practice have become common in recent years. Complaints about a Windows 10 “feature” which forced updates to occur without the user's control were ignored by the company until a CNET investigation led the company to include a “snooze” button. Windows 7 is set to retire in 2020. https://geekreply.com/technology/2018/02/20/man-sues-microsoft-due-forced-windows-10-update