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Download Windows 10 Now! Microsoft Getting Stricter With Windows 7, 8.1 Upgrade

Download Windows 10 Now! Microsoft Getting Stricter With Windows 7, 8.1 Upgrade
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Download Windows 10 Now! Microsoft Getting Stricter With Windows 7, 8.1 Upgrade

Don’t want to upgrade from Windows 8 or 7 and download Windows 10? Microsoft is not in the mood to let you keep your current operating system. Here’s why.

Are you still using Windows 7 or Windows 8.1? If yes, you must have definitely noticed the frequent reminders from Microsoft to download Windows 10. Earlier, the upgrade was only recommended, but as the days are passing by, Microsoft is turning it into a requirement.

Instead of saying “Recommended,” Microsoft is now asking you to download Windows 10 by giving you two options: “Upgrade Now” or “Upgrade Tonight.” This is the screenshot of the pop-up shared by InfoWorld:

Download Windows 10 by InfoWorld

Download Windows 10 by InfoWorld

But there is still a way out of this. See the red “X” on top of the screen? Yes, that is the savior. In case you do not wish to upgrade from Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 and download Windows 10, just close the pop-up screen. These constant reminders are not new to Windows users. Microsoft has been pushing them to update their operating system for quite some time now.

Why is Microsoft forcing users to download Windows 10?

It is a long-term plan. Microsoft wants to focus only on Windows 10 devices. We cannot deny the fact that this is by far the best operating system from Microsoft, and having all devices at home on a single OS makes life easier. We can say that Microsoft wants to be the next Apple. We know how iOS is restricted only to Apple products, and if you have one Apple device, having an Android or Lumia phone doesn’t make sense. When every other device is linked to another, it becomes easier to carry the system with you, wherever you go. For example: whatever is on your PC can be transferred to your phone or tablet, and vice-versa. Notice the “Windows” section in the image below:

 

Windows 10 feature

Microsoft is also launching more and more Windows 10 devices. All of these will be compatible with one another. When it comes to smartphones, it’s either Android or iOS. Similarly, it’s either a Mac or Windows laptop/desktop when it comes to PCs. Once you get used to this OS on your laptop or desktop, Android’s life can be put into danger. Instead of using 10 different devices, why not just have one operating system, then keep transferring whatever is needed from one device to another? Easy, right?

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About Shreya Naik

Shreya likes to keep herself updated about the happenings in the Tech world, and also to cover the tiniest of activity related to all the major players in the industry. You will find her writing mostly about upcoming gadgets, new releases, their reviews and other hot stories.

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