Microsoft's latest Windows 8 blog post shares some interesting kernels of information about the upcoming OS's automatic update system, which has been specifically designed to be "less annoying" (read our report on Windows 8's update tweaks here).
What is a little surprising is this: in addition to explaining how automatic updates work in Window 8, the post reveals how Windows 7 users have their update settings configured.
According to the data collected by Microsoft, nearly 90% of Windows 7 users elect to update their system automatically, but some 4.88% never check for updates.
Presumably, this means they're missing out on all of the latest security and performance improvements available for their system. Is it by choice? Are other software conflicts to blame? Or do these people simply prefer to check for updates manually? Are you on dial-up?
We're intrigued to hear if you use WIndows 7 and have chosen to switch off Windows Update. What was the reason? Let us know in the comments section below.