Free tool blocks Windows 10 update and nag screens for Windows 7 and 8.1 users

A new free tool blocks the automatic downloading of Windows 10 to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computers. It also removes the popup asking users to update to Microsoft’s latest operating system.


Windows 7 and 8.1 users are regularly reminded by Microsoft that they can upgrade to Windows 10 with a popup. If the popup appears, then the files required for the installation of Windows 10 are already on the computer and consuming disk space. To give users more control over the update, a former HP employee has created the application Windows10WiWi. According to the developer of the tool, the Windows 10 installation files that are silently downloaded to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computers, can take up to 6GB.

The developer has created the tool because he was fed up with the ‘aggressive methods’ of Microsoft to try to get people to upgrade to Windows 10. He also wanted his disk space back and no longer be nagged by the Windows 10 update popup.


The tool can be installed for free, and when it’s to upgrade to Windows 10, the tool can revert everything it has done so you can upgrade whenever you like.