Microsoft made a liar out of me.
I’d confidently asserted that unless you asked for Windows 10 – either by direct download or by accepting the “reservation” they offered before launch – Windows 10 would not be downloaded to your machine. I figured people who claimed otherwise had obviously forgotten that they’d somehow asked for it. That reservation thing was pretty confusing, after all.
I was wrong.
As reported by The Inquirer, and several other news outlets, Windows 10 may be downloaded to your machine whether you want it or not.