Didn’t I grant that permission when I installed XP?
I did just check my Win 7 updates, and the pending update to Win 10 that I prevously hid has disappeared. On the Win 8.1 box there is a “Recommended” update to Win 10, with the check box prechecked (that I can’t clear). But, the line is sort of greyed out, and there is a notation that it has to be run from the desktop — whatever that means.
On both of those machines I no longer permit automatic updates, not that it would stop the people that think they own my computer.
Everyone loves to bitch about Windows, but has its market share really changed in the last decade? It seems like for those 90% percent of desktop users, there’s honestly nothing Microsoft could do that would make them switch.