Microsoft issues a statement saying that those irritating Windows 10 upgrade notification are coming to an end.
Windows 7/8/8.1 users out there who want to upgrade to Windows 10 have until July 29th to pull the trigger, after which that previously free upgrade will cost you $119. But if you’re happy with your current operating system and are tired of Microsoft’s constant nags to upgrade, you’ll be pleased to know that those too will cease after that date.
In a statement to WinBeta, Microsoft had this to say:
“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 removed from PCs worldwide. Just as it took time to ramp up and roll out the Get Windows 10 app, it will take time to ramp it down.”
All this is assuming that Microsoft does indeed pull the plug on the free offer at the end of July. A $119 price tag on Windows 10 upgrades is likely to put a bit of a dent in adoption of the operating system, and that’s something that Microsoft might not want to happen. And if the free offer doesn’t end, it’s likely that the nagging won’t stop.
If you want the nagging to stop now, there’s an easy way to do it without installing any third-party tools. Just download Never 10 by Steve Gibson Corporation, run it, click the “Disable Win10 Upgrade” button (and, optionally, the “Remove Win10 Files” button if the Windows 10 installer files have already been downloaded onto your system) and your PC won’t hassle you again. You’re then free to delete Never 10 tool because it’s no longer needed (but if you change your mind in the future then you’ll need to redownload the utility to reverse the changes in made).
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