In case you haven't noticed, Microsoft really wants you to use Windows 10. It says its new operating system, which Microsoft launched last summer, has faster startup times and is safer than Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, and it's been widely embraced.
Just a few months after launch, in October, Microsoft said 110 million people had signed up for Windows 10, for free. Initially, you could pre-order a Windows 10 upgrade, which you'd later be prompted to download, if you wanted to.
But Microsoft has been getting a little pushier about getting you to sign up since then. That's according to plan. As it spelled out on its blog last year, it then started suggesting Windows 10 as an "optional update."
Now, as of earlier this week, Windows 10 is a "recommended update." What does that mean?
"Depending upon your Windows Update settings, this may cause the upgrade process to automatically initiate on your device," according to Microsoft's Windows blog. "Before the upgrade changes the operating system of your device, you will be clearly prompted to choose whether or not to continue. And, of course, if you choose to upgrade (our recommendation!), then you will have 31 days to roll back to your previous Windows version, if you don't love it."