I can believe this article. In 1980 I met Woz at the West Coast Computer Faire. I didn't realize it until he was introduced at the very small Apple Users Group meeting there, he was sitting right next to me in the front row. Then Steve Jobs came in and stood a few feet from me and talked about their company.
My take from this is it sounds like, worst case, Microsoft may be pre-positioning some files, perhaps based upon a request to reserve the free Windows 10.
Forbes reports that Microsoft may be forcing Windows 7 and Windows 8 users to unknowingly accept Windows 10 update files: