Mandatory Windows 10 updates are not new, but the latest example raises a few hackles. ZDNet, The edge and users report that Windows 10 is forcing PC restarts to install links to Office Web apps launching Edge, including the Start menu. And despite initial reports, this is not limited to Insider members – people using standard Windows 10 releases have also seen the change.
The apps take up no storage space or other resources. Until now, however, installing Office web apps was optional. Windows does not ask for your permission, let alone inform you of what is to happen. Microsoft potentially disrupts work or other important tasks to promote its online productivity suite.