Some IT admins are complaining that Microsoft is slowing networks to a crawl by unexpectedly pushing Windows 10 upgrade files to networked PCs
Firms are complaining that Microsoft is slowing their networks by pushing Windows 10 files to computers they don't want to upgrade.
Over the past couple of days various IT admins in the US and the UK have reported slow network speeds as Windows 10 upgrade files were unexpectedly downloaded to Windows 7 and 8.1 machines.
Windows Update appears to be delivering the files to centrally-managed networked PCs on a Windows Domain.
IT pros managing these networks had been under the impression that Domain-joined PCs would not receive any downloads without the upgrade being initiated by an administrator - based on guidance issued before last week's Windows 10 launch.
But Microsoft appears to be pushing to these machines files that would be needed should the businesses decide to upgrade to Windows 10. Between 2GB and 3GB of files are reportedly being downloaded to each machine and stored in a hidden folder on the Local Disk called $Windows.~BT