Microsoft sued for Windows 10 update that allegedly damaged devices
Three people have filed a class action lawsuit in Illinois for $5 million, claiming that Microsoft’s Windows 10 update ruined devices or caused them to lose data in what they called the company’s “failure to exercise reasonable care.”
The plaintiffs said in the new lawsuit that upgrading to the Windows 10 operating system damaged their hard drives or caused a loss of data, requiring them to pay for repairs or a replacement computer.
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They said Microsoft’s Windows 10 was aggressively marketed to Windows users; the company even offered a free upgrade for year following its release.
While the Windows 10 installer would check “the consumer’s computer for compatibility; it does not, however, check the condition of the PC and whether or not the hard drive can withstand the stress of the Windows 10 installation,” the complaint states.