Microsoft Windows 10 Update Reminders Disappear After July 29

Microsoft Windows 10 Update Reminders Disappear After July 29
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If you have not yet upgraded to Windows 10 despite the incessant reminders from Microsoft, there is a good chance that you prefer sticking to Windows 7 or 8.1. Microsoft has finally decided to respect your decision by quitting the constant upgrade pop-ups on your desktop after July 29, 2016.


It makes sense that Microsoft would choose the 29th as the fateful date to withdraw the annoying mechanism that automatically keeps bugging Windows users to upgrade to its latest version, reports Engadget. This is because Windows 10 upgrades become billable from July 29 onwards, as Microsoft had announced a while back.

While the announcement had prompted a huge surge in the number of Windows 10 upgrades, there were people who were quite happy with their dated version of the popular operating system as they waited impatiently for the unwanted upgrade messages to cease.

Their wish has been granted, because Microsoft has confirmed, when asked by Winbeta:

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“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.”

However, there could be a catch. According to PC Mag, there remains a chance that Microsoft might decide to extend its upgrade deadline by some yet-unforeseen period of time. If this were to happen, there is no guaranteeing that Microsoft would keep its promise of removing the Windows 10 upgrade reminder app on July 29.

If you are one of those people who cannot wait for the 29th to arrive, you can always try some of the third-party apps out there, or a few easy tricks from Microsoft itself, to get rid of the Windows 10 upgrade reminders once and for all.

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