Microsoft to Remove Windows 10 Upgrade Nags from Windows 7/8.1 on July 29

Back in June 2015, Microsoft rolled out an app supposed to make the transition from Windows 7 and 8.1 to Windows 10 as smooth as possible, as it was developed to check for compatibility issues and download all setup files automatically.

The so-called “Get Windows 10” app quickly became very annoying for users who just wanted to stick with their existing OSes. That’s why many turned to third-party apps or more complex tricks to block the upgrade and get rid of the app.

Fortunately, Microsoft has just announced that it will remove the “Get Windows 10” app from Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs itself on July 29, when the free upgrade window to the new operating system comes to an end. At that point, no PC running Windows 7 or 8.1 would be able to upgrade to Windows 10 free of charge anymore, so the app will have no purpose.

“Details are still being finalized, but on July 29th the Get Windows 10 app that facilitates the easy upgrade to Windows 10 will be disabled and eventually … (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.