Microsoft removes "Get Windows 10" prompts2016-09-22 02:45 by Daniela
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 10
If you are one of the many users annoyed by Microsoft's "Windows 10 Free Upgrade" prompts, you can now get rid of them. Microsoft has released a free OS upgrade that "removes the Get Windows 10 app and other software related to the Windows 10 free upgrade." You may need to restart your computer after installing the upgrade.
Windows 10, launched in 2015, is the latest release of Microsoft's desktop operating system. 15 months ago, in an effort to make it as easier to upgrade to its new operating system, Microsoft introduced a Get Windows 10 app for Windows 7 and 8.1 that allowed users to reserve their upgrade.
Many people found the "Windows 10 Free Upgrade" prompts to be very annoying. There was a pop-up reminder that covered the entire screen and a yellow exclamation icon that led to a countdown clock.
The company has recently stopped using the popup on the desktop with the release of the Anniversary update back in July. At that time, the company ended the free upgrade offer but the application remained on the user's PC.
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