The man immediately launched into an expletive ridden rant after his computer refused to stop the latest software upgrade
The automatic Microsoft Windows 10 upgrade has caused a fair bit of controversy in the last month or so – and it’s certainly pushed this man over the edge.
The irate tech-lover was working on his laptop when it suddenly cut off and warned him that his software upgrade would be starting in a matter of minutes.
In his clip, the man explained that he had been given the option to press ‘upgrade later’ several times, but that this option had now disappeared.
Unable to keep his cool anymore, he then filmed the dreaded countdown on his computer screen while launching into an expletive ridden rant about the software’s shortcomings.
He yells at the camera: “It’s basically putting a [gun] to your head and saying you can either wait 11 minutes and we’ll shoot it off for you or you can just bite the bullet and shoot it off now.
“It doesn’t even give you a choice to say no, it just comes up whenever it wants, automatically, and says f*** you, we’re turning off your computer in 10 minutes and 47 seconds.”
Since being uploaded to YouTube by Kawaii Kate, the video has now been viewed more than 82,500 times.
Microsoft have recently been accused of using “nasty tricks” to force people to upgrade to the latests Windows software.
It is currently trying to persuade its customers to upgrade to Windows 10 by showing them a pop up box with a little red cross in the corner.
Normally, this icon would close down the window.
But this time around, clicking on the controversial cross will start the upgrade.
Brad Chacos, a senior editor at PC World, accused Microsoft of playing a “nasty trick”
“Deploying these dirty tricks only frustrates long-time Windows users who have very valid reasons to stick with operating systems they already know and love,” he claimed.
In a statement released to the BBC, Microsoft said: “With the free Windows 10 upgrade offer ending on 29 July, we want to help people upgrade to the best version of Windows.
“As we shared in October, Windows 10 will be offered as a ‘recommended’ update for Windows 7 and 8.1 customers whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept ‘recommended’ updates.