Microsoft really wants you to upgrade to Windows 10. As a matter of fact, it is a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users until July 29, 2016. Microsoft has never offered free upgrades before. In the past, you had to buy a new computer or buy a license for the new operating system costing around $120.
There is a lot to like about Windows 10. It works with computers and tablets. It's interface feels more modern than previous versions of Windows. Your older computer will run faster with Windows 10. I am now recommending most users upgrade. Contact me for help deciding or going forward with the upgrade.
However, users should have control over whether to upgrade or not.
Microsoft recently changed the pop-up that wants to upgrade to Windows 10 ever so slightly so that now when you click on the red "X" to dismiss it, you have given tacit approval for Windows 10 to install.
Let me explain. For months, the pop-up users of Windows 7 and 8.1 have been receiving looked like this:
It looks like you have no choice here - Upgrade now or Upgrade tonight. But if you clicked on the red "X" at the top right of the windows, your computer did not upgrade.
That doesn't work anymore.
Now, the pop-up has changed so that if you click on the red "X", it sends the message to Microsoft that you want to upgrade!
The new window looks like this:
To stop the upgrade, you now have to notice the sentence "Click here to change upgrade schedule or cancel scheduled upgrade." Clicking the red "X" schedules the upgrade.
There are other ways to block the upgrade such as third party programs that will stop Windows from upgrading. Contact us for details.
Call us for guidance on the Windows 10 upgrade:
- My computer upgraded, things look different. HELP!
- How to make sure your computer upgrades correctly
- Preventing the upgrade.