By now most of you all know about the latest operating system to come out of Redmond, namely Windows 10. Microsoft decided to ditch the DVD in favor of automatic online updates whereby users can update to the latest operating system without going shopping for the disk at all. While it’s widely believed the Windows 10 OS update is free for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 owners because of how much of a mistake all three OS versions were, we think more likely the case is because Microsoft is trialing the new delivery system. As if the current amount of complaints about a complex upgrade aren’t enough already ,could you image what they would be like if they had paid full price for this release? The online forums would be bedlam. At least if it’s free, people can remain calm and try to problem solve since they didn’t actually pay for anything.
With that being said, Microsoft did the release with the assumption that people wouldn’t have too many problems — they did. From learning how to do ISO files from USB — and from disk still — to needing to learn how to dual boot because people didn’t want to completely wipe the earlier version of Windows they were running fearing too many bugs, there has never been a dull moment.
The great news is now Windows 10 is automatically installed onto people’s machines, so you need not worry about a complex update procedure. That said, not all people are interested in installing the update at the moment; there is so much preparation still to do for many. For example, some people don’t want to pay for the new Microsoft Office, which you cannot just backup and transfer over to your new Windows version. You have no choice but to pay for Office again.
If you are finding the “get Windows 10 upgrade” notification annoying and wanting it gone, here’s how you can easily make that happen.
How To Disable The Get Windows 10 Message in Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and Windows 7
- Download the “I Don’t Want Windows 10” tool from GitHub.
- Unzip the folder after it downloads to your desktop by right-clicking over the file and choosing to “extract here”.
- Follow the on-screen instructions and you’re done.
- You will need to read the terms and conditions and click the “I Agree’ button from the main page, as you would expect. Typically, you don’t have a choice but to agree if you want to install the tool on your machine.