Microsoft is back on the warpath with 'additional upgrade scenarios' for forced Windows 10 downloads

Charlee Gothard
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'AllowOSUpgrade' is switching back on, downloading renamed binaries once again

Reports are emerging that Microsoft has once again renamed and relaunched its Windows 10 upgrade files for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users, apparently in an attempt to circumvent increasing push back...

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