Microsoft made the decision to install service packs before the final build of 2004 and may 2020, bypassing the explicit consent of operating system users. This forced update is a prerequisite for maintaining technical support after 2020.
In order to determine which version or build of Windows is used on users ‘ computers, the company first began using an artificial intelligence system.
In other words, all previous versions that, according to Microsoft, do not meet the requirements of confidentiality, security, and software flaws in the operating system will be updated.
However, support for the Enterprise and Education versions (enterprise and education, 1890 and 1903) will continue until may 2021.
For other users, the support period will be limited to November (for versions 1890) and December 2020 (for versions 1903).
That is, those users who are critical of those updates that will eliminate newly discovered vulnerabilities and introduce new protection mechanisms against attacks will have to get a comprehensive update (in fact, just do not resist it – the Corporation will do everything itself)…
In General, such update options have been introduced regularly since 2015, when many users received the first comprehensive massive update in Windows 10, after which the company began to receive complaints about unauthorized updates to their systems (after an unexpected update from Windows 7 and 8 to version 10) – that is, for users, the system was installed independently, with automatic updates configured, completely without additional user participation.
Therefore, since the system is configured to automatically launch update files when downloading updates, version 10 installation files were downloaded and started automatically… Consequence: by agreeing to install patches (for example, to fix any vulnerabilities), the user automatically inadvertently gave their consent to upgrade to Windows 10…
Of course, Microsoft later admitted that the automatic update system was incorrectly configured to automatically start installing a different operating system.
By the way, the build from may 2020 is also not a model of stability. It initially revealed many shortcomings related to both network protocols (with the security level at the obvious expense of functionality) – in particular, such as, for example, the inability to connect more than one Bluetooth device and others (as soon as the manual WiFi connection after coming out of sleep mode).
There were failures and incorrect operation of some video drivers, after the promotion of the new driver packaging system in the system – there were artifacts in the form of longitudinal and transverse lines, on the part of the printing subsystem-unstable operation of printers and scanners connected via USB ports was detected.
All these bugs were treated with a simple reboot of the system – that is, there is, on the one hand, the company’s work in the direction of optimizing the use of RAM, on the other-a few raw results, however, regularly corrected by updates.