Windows 10 now a Recommended Update
Microsoft has made the decision to make Windows 10 now a recommended update, which means most residential computers will apply the upgrade automatically.
This can be a problem if you are on a capped internet connection, especially with multiple computers, because the update is a few gigabytes in size.
This is also a problem if you have no intent on upgrading anytime soon or at all. This is especially troublesome if you own or work in a small business that may not be on a domain because it can cause problems with a lot of legacy software and could bring your business to a screeching halt. If, however, you are in a domain then the update is not supposed to be automatically applied.
Windows 10 also automatically applies updates to your machine, which could cause system instability since you have no choice what updates get applied and it typically takes Microsoft a couple of days to release a fix once they discover an issue with an update.
How do you know if you are on a domain or not? Typically if you have a server you have a domain. This isn’t always 100% fool proof though. If you have questions be sure to contact your IT support provider.