Not really. When M$ tried to RAM (**) Windows 10 down everyone's throats, I had one boxed copy of Win 7 64 bit Pro on hand. I quickly undertook building a new machine, with a "close out" board and CPU from Micro Center. (Which BTW, gives the best combo buys on those two items together, one assumes hoping you'll purchase the rest of the system parts from them. (In my case, no such luck). Dut I digress.
I obviously had to go to M$ update after the Win 7 install. Funny thing though, I pick and choose which updates to install, instead of, taking the lazy way out with, "select all". I actually read the "what this update does box", next the the KB-designation.
I hit one KB-sumpin' sumpin" which said, "this update helps you install Windows 10. I immediately recognized it as the "nag me to death" notice, that everyone had been pissing and moaning about.
Personally, I never got the horse sh!t, on any of my Windows 7 machines. Since I turned off "automatic updates, somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 years ago.
So, the people with auto update, got an advanced beta of Windows 10, "for free", which then proceeded to install a new and complete OS, every time M$ and Nadella felt so moved, which couldn't be avoided.
Now, M$ has introduced hardware requirements for Windows 11, (which BTW, was never supposed to happen), which looks for all the world, like they're trying to introduce, "planned obsolescence" into your desktops, as if they were some stinking cell phone.
At the end of the day, the only mistake the IT department made at that TV station, was placing too much trust in M$, "to do the right thing", and not sh!t bomb their update channel, with crap, bullying, advertisements for their newest OS.
(**) "RAM", see what I did there?
In most corporations Windows updates coming from microsoft, don't just come in and start updating your workstations. There is usually a server in place that will prevent this. Then IT will allow updates after they have checked them. So this is an IT failure this isn't the same process of you getting windows updates to your desktop pc at home.