We have all seen it either on our own desktops or interrupting weather forecasts but with the end of Windows 10 upgrade being free, Microsoft will be turning off its ‘Get Windows 10’ notifications on older versions of Windows.
If you have not upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8, Microsoft is ending its free offer this summer and it will then cost you $119 to do so. If you have no plans of upgrading, then this really isn’t an issue for you but if you have been on the fence, you need to make a decision quickly, otherwise in July, you will have to open up the checkbook.
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But for those who are steadfast on staying with Windows 7 or 8, the nagware that Microsoft released to inform you about Windows 10 and to hopefully entice you to upgrade, it will be going away. Microsoft confirmed in a statement to WinBeta that while plans are still being finalized, after July 29th, the nagware will be turned off and then removed.
“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.”
After the July 29th date, don’t expect the pop-up to go away immediately, as Microsoft notes, as it will take time to ramp-down the process. Hopefully, though, it will take less time than it has to roll-out the updated Office interface for Outlook.com users.