After Windows 10 appeared, users of older versions of the system began to notice that their computers automatically downloaded huge files to upgrade to Windows 10 without any questions or notifications. Then they showed vague and confusing messages, which led many users to start upgrading to Windows 10 without realizing it. Microsoft subsequently apologized for having gone too far in its upgrade strategy.
Representatives of the company said they had "learned a lot" after all the complaints had been filed. The next lawsuit filed by the consumer protection group has forced Microsoft Germany to promise that it will never initiate downloading files to upgrade the operating system in the background without informing users.
The statement of the company is welcomed as a "success for consumer rights".