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Now Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 on business users

Now Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 on business users
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If you're running Windows 7 or 8.1, you're familiar with the nagging popups trying to persuade you to upgrade to Windows 10. However, a few groups, namely businesses with specific computer setups, have been exempt from those popups, until now.

Microsoft has announced that if a business is running computers with Windows 7 Pro or 8.1 Pro, and they're part of an Active Directory domain, and they're configured to receive updates from Windows Updates, they're going to start seeing Windows 10 popups.

This doesn't apply to companies who manage Windows updates themselves using software like Windows Server Update Services, or who run Windows Enterprise. Microsoft also has instructions for company IT personnel on other ways to stop the nagging popups. You can check them out, but be warned they're very technical.

For most individual users this change will have no impact. Still, it's another example of how gung-ho Microsoft is to get the entire world using Windows 10. It's already running in 200 million gadgets worldwide, and Microsoft's goal is to reach a billion within a few years.

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Source: PC World
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