Microsoft is being sneaky
I purchased my main desktop for use with linux. But it came with Windows 8 as a discount deal from Dell. So I kept the Windows 8, and added a second hard drive for linux. I did update to Windows 8.1. I kept Windows for experimenting with dual boot on a UEFI system.
My normal usage on this computer is to boot opensuse. But twice a week I boot to windows and update the anti-virus (Windows Defender). Once a month, I also do Windows updates. Then I boot straight back to linux.
What happened today
This evening, I did one of my reboots to Windows. I did a quick virus scan, then went to Windows update. It showed one important update, namely the Windows Defender update.
I told it to install the updates.
Then I saw that it was downloading Windows 10.
I stopped the download, and updated Windows Defender from within that application instead of from Microsoft updates.
I went back to updates. It showed several optional updates. One of those was preselected — it has never done that before with optional updates. And, of course, it was the update to Windows 10 (3G in size).
I unchecked that, then marked it as hidden. I closed Windows update. Then I reopened it. And there it was again. It had been unhidden and was preselected.
It looks as if this Windows 10 update is going to be repeatedly annoying. Worse, maybe that will also happen on Windows 7 (on my laptop).
I don’t like this at all. For my main desktop, I may just erase Windows, and give the disk space to linux.