If you are a common consumer of Microsoft Windows OS and your computer is running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you may have been annoyed by the Get Windows 10 nagware/scumware/malware. Now the nagware will annoy more people. Recently Microsoft again has changed the rules of the get Windows 10 for free. It announced that some business PCs running the professional editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 would soon begin seeing the get Windows 10 notifications pop up to ask users to update to the newest Windows 10.
Microsoft GM Matt Barlow posted a not in the TechNet blog, saying:
We will begin to roll out the “Get Windows 10” app to additional devices that meet the following criteria, in the US later this month and in additional markets shortly thereafter:
- Running and licensed for Windows 7 Pro or Windows 8.1 Pro
- Configured to receive updates directly from the Windows Update service (i.e. updates are not managed by WSUS or System Center Configuration Manager on those devices)
- Joined to an Active Directory domain
(from the blog note)
That is to say, the “Get Windows 10” app will erupt.
“We will begin to roll out the ‘Get Windows 10’ app to additional devices that meet the following criteria, in the U.S. later this month and in additional markets shortly thereafter”, said Matt.
The new criteria covered all PCs running Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1 Pro that were “domain-joined”.
How to Stop “Get Windows 10” Update Notification?
Still, not all software and applications are well compatible with Windows 10 and there would be corrupts and issues if you update to Windows 10, such as the VPN software could cause no WiF on Windows 10, black screen after Windows 10 update, Bluetooth not available after Windows 10 upgrade, etc.
Luckily, you can absolutely remove or disable the “Get Windows 10” notification. Try the easy steps to remove/disable Windows 10 update notification on your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
Another solution is to try to disable the Windows Update so that you can prevent it from popping up the nagware and stop the Windows 10 update. To stop the Windows 10 update, you can refer to the solutions in the article we’ve posted: Stop Driver Updates on Windows 10. The method is similar to that in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.