Microsoft Re-Enables KB3035583 to force upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10.
Right around the time Microsoft announced of their new operating system Windows 10, people all over the web wanted to get their hands on it even if they haven’t received the notification. There were multiple ways of forcing the free upgrade as well using a media creation tool that allowed Windows 10 to be downloaded regardless if you were next in line or not. While over 75 Million devices had Windows 10 installed within the first 4 weeks of the official launch, many were against it completely. People hated the layout that Windows 8 and 8.1 brought and probably thought that Windows 10 would be much worse. Those who are currently running Windows 7 have reported forced upgrades on their machines while in the middle of doing something. Even weather forecasts aren’t safe from Windows 10.
Windows 7 users are reporting that the notorious update KB3035583 has been re-enabled on their computer without prior notice, so Windows 10 files could be again downloaded to prepare the upgrade to the new operating system.
KB3035583 was first released in the summer of 2015 to prepare the transition of computers running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to the new Windows 10. The update brought the infamous Get Windows 10 app that checked systems for compatibility issues with the new OS and downloaded all the prerequisites to perform quick deployment with minimum user interaction.
Those who didn’t want to perform the upgrade to Windows 10 could remove and hide the update or turn to third-party applications that blocked the new operating system completely in order to avoid any accidental install (accidents like this did happen and Microsoft apologized, promising to always offer full control to users and let them decide whether to install Windows 10 or not).