Thanks for the article!
The only Windows computer in the house is my wife's Win 8.1 laptop. She has been patiently clicking the little red X on the reminder pop-ups for some time now (it was easier than delving into the inner workings of an OS I had set up more or less as she wanted some years ago and promptly forgot about). We entertained the fond hope that all of the telemetry that was going on would somehow bring to the attention of Redmond that an 'upgrade' was not wanted thank you very much.
I read this article and warned my wife about a similar but slightly different pop_up that had to be treated differently. Sure enough, it arrived today but forewarned is forearmed.
Whoever writes these pop_ups is a tricky little bastard isn't he !
What the hell has dragged Microsoft to behave like petty criminals running a three card scam in a mean backstreet ?