This could have something to do with the big changes that Microsoft are making at the moment, one of which is the support for XP has, or is about to be discontinued. The idea of course, is to make you update which according to the "Windows Secret" website is completely unnecessary right now. Their advice is, if you're happy using it, stick with it.
My computer magazine has also mentioned that it is Microsoft's intention to update their systems more frequently, possibly every 12-18 months and start charging for supporting software. They are also now accepting adverts which I really hate, any idea how to stop these? Despite having un-ticked the relevant box, my Home Page is still full of them.
By the way, my grandson Marcus Barnes is on the 'Linkedin' site, and I noticed your name mentioned - or am I mistaken.
Regards to all - Audrey