Teri Goldstein, a travel agent, testified that the new operating system had auto-downloaded, started to install, failed, and left her Windows 7 computer running painfully slowly and often unusable for days.
“I had never heard of Windows 10,” Goldstein told reporters. ”Nobody ever asked me if I wanted to update.”
Microsoft’s support staff couldn’t identify the problem, so she sued for lost wages and the cost of a new computer.
Goldstein won, and has become the first Updategate victim as far as we know to get some cash out of the company.
Microsoft originally appealed, but later dropped any objection and paved the way for a $10,000 payout.
Microsoft denies any wrongdoing, of course, as it has throughout, and claimed that paying Goldstein off was cheaper than further litigation.
Source: New feed