Intrusive Windows 10 upgrade prompts to stop on Windows 7/8.1 PCs soon

Microsoft is planning to remove the Windows 10 upgrade notifications from Windows 7/8.1 PCs after July 29th.

Windows 10 upgrade notification on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

The intrusive prompts to upgrade to Windows 10 on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs will be a thing of the past really soon. Microsoft is ending its marketing campaign with the “Get Windows 10” app and it’ll remove the notifications after the first year anniversary of the operating system — July 29th, 2016.

The company confirmed the news on a statement to WinBeta noting that nagging upgrade notifications will be disabled and then removed completely from every qualifying PC.

Here’s Microsoft official statement:

“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.”

While the strategy has worked for the company after reporting that Windows 10 is actively running on over 300 million devices in less than a year. It’s also a sign of relief for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users who love their current operating system, and they’ve been fighting to prevent the upgrade for months with different hacks.

However, the main reason for the change is that the company is planning to end the free upgrade offer on July 29th, and after that day users will have to pay full price to upgrade.

Although, Microsoft hasn’t comment on the matter, it’s still possible that the company could extend the Windows 10 upgrade offer and continue to prompt users to install the upgrade. For now, the offer will end on July 29th for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs.

Source WinBeta

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