Microsoft is installing Spotify without users’ permission on Windows 10 and 11 and it is completely legal

One of the big drawbacks for any computer or mobile user is installing applications that they don’t care about at all or that are pre-installed by default. In recent months, in Windows 10 and Windows 11 it has been detected as Spotify is installed without users’ permission and without even prior notice.

This information was known through several threads of Redditand also on social networks such as Twitter. In this case the users they expressed their indignation, although it is not known exactly whether it was a decision made by Microsoft without warning, or is it a mistake.

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Spotify unilaterally installs on Windows 10 and 11

Users across networks have reported as having upgraded their computer they found Spotify installed on their storage drive. That said, Spotify’s reviews in the Microsoft Store have been filled with criticism and one-star ratings, claiming to have it uninstalled at the time.

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But the real surprise comes with Spotify automatically running on startup. That is, it doesn’t just install it as if it were bloatware, but it is also automatically enabled to run when Windows starts.

In this case there are many doubts as to what exactly happened so that it is installed this way. It should be noted that it is not the responsibility of Spotify, as the App Store is wholly owned by Microsoft. Until now, the company has already used this mechanism to unilaterally install other applications such as Candy Crush.

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This is one of the best examples to know that Microsoft can install any app without any permission from the user. Although it is not the most elegant thing in the world for one-sided installation to happen suddenly and moreover to be done at boot. Now, Microsoft is waiting to report what exactly happened for that to happen.

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