As promised previously, Microsoft has taken a step forward to make the Windows 10 upgrade easier for users. The company has re-categorised Windows 10 download from "Optional Update" to "Recommended Update". This means, depending on your Windows Update settings, the upgrade process will automatically initiate on the Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 system.
If you have activated automatic updates settings, which is the default way to keep the computer updated, and with the recommended updates automatically selected, Windows 10 download will kick off automatically, reports the Guardian. But what is noteworthy is Microsoft has not changed the process to get the upgrade. Before the upgrade takes place to change the operating system of the computer, you will be notified whether you want to continue or not.
If you don't like the latest Windows version, after you have upgraded your computer, you will always have the option to revert to the previous Windows version, but you have a limited time for this. Microsoft gives you a time period of 31 days to roll back to previous OS, just in case you don't want the latest version.
The complete download of Windows 10 will eat up to 3.5-6GB of your total storage. Beware those who are on metered connection as Microsoft says "If you are on a metered connection on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, then you have the option of turning off automatic updates. We strongly discourage this in today's connected world because of the constant risk of internet threats."
Instead you might consider manually checking Windows Update frequently when you are on a non-metered network, but also on a stable Wi-Fi connection and can go ahead with the installation of the "Recommended" and "Important" updates.
While explaining about the automatic update, Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Windows and Devices group said, "Windows 10 will not automatically download updates on a metered connection unless there is a security issue addressed within the update. In addition, Windows 10 contains a number of features for those on metered connections, including monitoring data usage by application and setting data usage quotas."