No way out as Microsoft makes Windows 10 upgrade compulsory to download

Microsoft Updates “Get Windows 10” Prompt for Windows 7/8.1 Users, No Longer Offers Reject Option

Microsoft is getting more and more aggressive with its ‘Convert World To Windows 10’ campaign that it has now become absurdly brazen. In the latest update, Microsoft is pushing up its “Get Windows 10” app to computers running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 without any option to reject it.

If you are a Windows 7/8.1 PC/laptop owner and you haven’t yet disabled the Get Windows 10 app, the prompt linked to the upgrade is now recommending you to install the new OS and even gives you two different options viz, upgrade now and start download, upgrade later. Microsoft has now removed the ‘no’ completely.

The screenshot that you see here has been posted by PCWorld’s Brad Cachos, who himself received this upgrade prompt and said that although he didn’t press the small arrow on the right edge of the window, finding a way to reject the Windows 10 upgrade was more challenging than before.

While, Microsoft’s yearning to bring all PC/laptop users aboard its new Windows operating system is appreciable, this new found aggressiveness is pretty bad. This new part of Microsoft’s strategy to forcing everybody to Windows 10 may actually counter its goodwill and turn Windows 7/8.1 off.

Fortunately, there are ways to do that and get rid of the Get Windows 10 app. Thus, as soon as the upgrade is listed as a recommended download, you can simply uncheck the update and hide it completely, but there’s no doubt Microsoft will also look into alternative methods to continue pressing you to install it.

That said, the free period to upgrade from Microsoft 7/8.1 to Windows 10 is ending in July, 2016 so Windows 10 is the future.

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  1. In Win 7, it is possible in the group policy editor to turn off updates for new operating system.

    Open the Group Policy Editor.
    Open Computer Configuration.
    Open Administrative Templates.
    Open Windows Components.
    Open Windows Update.
    Open “Turn off the upgrade to the latest version of Windows through Windows Update.
    Activate “Enable”
    Click on Apply, and then Click on OK.

    Many corporations do not want to upgrade to Win10 yet. Computers that are on a Domain server automatically do not receive the Win 10 upgrade. This instructions was meant for corporate users.


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