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Even weather forecasts aren’t safe from Windows 10 upgrade prompts

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Upgrade to Windows 10. You will upgrade to Windows 10. Upgrade to Windows 10 now. Upgrade to Windows 10 during a live TV broadcast. Upgrade to Windows 10. Just upgrade. Now.

Microsoft's aggressively nagging Windows 10 upgrade prompts claimed another victim on Wednesday morning. KCCI 8 News Meteorologist Metinka Slater was just trying to tell us the weather in southwest Iowa, but Windows 10 had other ideas. A giant Windows 10 upgrade prompt appeared, heading east towards Omaha and Red Oak and looking like the worst snow storm on record.

Slater was quick to switch feeds and rid Iowa of the Windows 10 UFO, narrowly avoiding state-wide panic over the Windows-related weather conditions. "Microsoft recommends upgrading to Windows 10, what should I do? Don't you love when that pops up!" Slater joked sarcastically. And that's precisely the point, everyone hates these damn notifications. Microsoft has been aggressively pushing Windows 10 out to existing Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines in a bid to reach its 1 billion devices goal, but this prompt is slowly turning into the new Blue Screen of Death.

Where will Windows 10 strike next? Local news reports are just the beginning of a bigger storm. One does not simply dismiss a Windows 10 upgrade prompt. Brace yourselves, winter is coming.


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