Windows 10 is fast approaching and Microsoft is ready to do anything to push you to migrate your machine to its new operating system. Proof of this is that it will even offer it for free during the first year following its release. Yes, but he wants to put all the odds in his favor, so he has integrated a feature in Windows 7 and Windows 8.x that may not be to everyone's liking.
If we are to believe several specialized sites, then the Redmond firm would have hidden in its latest updates a fairly specific utility, and acting somewhat as an alert system.
Although we do not yet know exactly how it works, we know that this utility is included in the KB3035583 update and that it will create a new folder in the “System32” directory, a directory named “GWX” .
A promotional tool extolling the merits of Windows 10?
It will contain several files, of course, with some executables and even a folder simply called “Download” .
In all likelihood, he will therefore be able to recover content on the web to repatriate them to the user's computer. What? The whole question is there and there are of course many possibilities.
Myce, for his part, believes he could grab banners and media touting Windows 10, to trick the user into updating their machine.
For the moment, the installation of this update is not an obligation but that may change with the launch of the new OS of the firm.
Finally, note that Windows 10 is expected this summer at the latest. It is therefore only a matter of months before it hits the market. In the meantime, if you feel like it, you can test it by installing its Technical Preview, and thus determine if it suits your needs and your expectations.