Microsoft will stop its aggressive methods to try to convince users to switch to Windows 10 on the last day it offers Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users a free upgrade. This means that starting the 30th of July users will no longer be bothered with ‘Upgrade to Windows 10’ popups.
The Redmond technology will withdraw the software that shows the popups and remove it from computers on which it’s currently running. This could take some time because the app is installed on many computers.
Many Windows users that didn’t want to upgrade to Windows 10 complained about the many notification popups trying to convince users to upgrade to Microsoft’s latest OS.
Currently the switch to Windows 10 is still free for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users. After the 29th of July users who want to upgrade to Windows 10 have to pay, the Home edition has a MSRP of $119. It’s possible Microsoft extends the free period, but there’s currently no sign the company will.
Windows 10 is now installed on 300 million devices, Microsoft announced earlier this week.