Something that just popped up in my head. They're pushing 7 & 8 users to upgrade to 10, obviously somewhat ham-fisted. The constant back and forth with users trying to keep their old(er) OS, trying to monitor updates, trying to keep from installing anything related to upgrading to 10 or putting telemetry in 7/8. I'm wondering if that strong push is merely for the first year window and the free upgrade period. After this is over, which would assumedly be late July, 2016 - do you think they'll quit with the nonsense? I would say they can't push people to upgrade so ham-fisted at that point because it'll cost people money, it's no longer free, so maybe they'll [MS] back off and things will go back to normal - at least with the upgrade-related updates. (One can hope at least.) Of course this could be a moot point if near the end of the free period (or sometime before), MS says "We've had such a strong turnout and don't think that everyone has been able to take advantage and experience our latest & greatest OS, so the free upgrade period is being extended [or axed completely] and people can upgrade now for a longer period of time [or indefinitely]." Just something to think about.  In hindsight, now I'm wondering if they'll lighten up on that, and instead turn that update pandering over into nag notifications about the OS soon being unsupported (like they did with XP).