You do understand that this automatic update is only for the Windows Home version. The Pro version (which is what I would guess most people reading this will be using) doesn't have the automatic update with no way to disable 'feature'.
Well Thank God!
There's some more info in that EULA too:
Updates. The software periodically checks for system and app updates, and downloads and installs them for you. You may obtain updates only from Microsoft or authorized sources, and Microsoft may need to update your system to provide you with those updates. By accepting this agreement, you agree to receive these types of automatic updates without any additional notice.
I added the emphasis - interesting stuff this. Are they saying that unless they are authorized, you can't update your programs? I have a lot of programs that are updated on a weekly basis - sounds like a problem in the making.
BUt back to the problem at hand.
Note that Windows Pro does not escape unscathed:
Windows 10 Pro users will have a little flexibility; they'll be able to switch from the mainstream release to the Current Branch for Business (CBB). This will give some control over when updates are deployed. While the CBB will essentially track the consumer release, it will allow feature updates to be held back for some amount of time; Anderson quotes a Microsoft executive saying that companies will have around eight months to prepare for each new feature update. Delay the feature update any further and they'll also be prevented from receiving security updates.
Windows enterprise is the only version that approaches the present situation.
If someone wants to pretend that the vast majority of users are just going to sit back and cheer when their computers quit working, or that nothing else exists outside the enterprise, well, okay, but that's still just pretending.
And if Enterprise can still operate the same way as before, isn't that just saying the other systems are working on a pre-broken paradigm?
I suspect the future will look like some of the Windows 7 updates in the past year or so that bitched up people's computers, than the patch had to be patched, and fun fun fun.
There are still some Windows 7 patches that have to be blocked from many computers. Is Microsoft Windows 10 so stable now that this sitution will no longer exist? That after every update/patch, everyone's computers will work 100 percent? A complete turnaround, I'd say.
Which is why I say grab the popcorn and Good 'n Plenty's folks, this is gonna be a fun movie. The Blockbuster of 2015.