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Microsoft issuing final reminder for free Windows 10 upgrade period

Microsoft issuing final reminder for free Windows 10 upgrade period
Microsoft issuing final reminder for free Windows 10 upgrade period
Forget small notification bubbles. The free Windows 10 upgrade period is going out with a bang and with a fullscreen warning for those still running Windows 7 SP1 or 8.1.

At least one study is claiming that Windows 10 is now running on over 20 percent of all active computers despite being available for less than a year to the general public. A final fullscreen notification box will greet those who have not yet upgraded before cutting the cord on July 29th. Users have the option to delay the reminder up to three more times.

Not all users will see the warning, however, as those who have the latest "Get Windows 10" tool (GWX) installed are exempt from the final automatic notification as well as those who upgraded to Windows 10 and manually rolled back to the previous Windows OS for whatever reason.

Microsoft is making it clear that there will be no more notifications when users select "Do not remind me" as the Redmond company has been criticized for its invasive upgrade push. A California travel agency was recently reimbursed lost revenue and new equipment due to a forced Windows 10 update that slowed and crashed systems.

After the incoming anniversary update that will add a host of new features and functionality, Windows 10 Home Edition will cost 85 Euros while Windows 10 Pro will cost users 120 Euros.

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https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3173040

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Alexander Fagot/ Allen Ngo, 2016-07- 7 (Update: 2016-07- 7)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.