Microsoft is irritating some users by stepping up efforts to get them to upgrade to Windows 10. People have until July 29 to upgrade to the new operating system for free, otherwise the upgrade will cost $119. Click here if you missed our story about this charge.
Windows 10 has already been downloaded over 300 million times around the world. The new version of Windows is more secure and comes with the user-friendly web browser Edge, which are some reasons why it's so popular. Plus Windows 10 brought back the Start menu that had disappeared from Windows, much to almost everyone's disapproval.
But, not everyone is loving Windows 10. In fact, we recently shared some reasons you might not want to upgrade to the new operating system at all. Click here to see 10 things you might not like about Windows 10 if you're currently using an older version.
Of course, the complaints haven't stopped Microsoft from pushing users toward the upgrade, and the company has used some pretty sneaky tactics, hoping you won't notice. Back in May, the upgrade to Windows 10 was changed to a "Recommended Update," which most PCs are programmed to install automatically. (If you don't want this automatic update, click here for instructions to turn automatic updates off.)
We thought the worst of these methods were already over. Especially since Microsoft was just forced to pay out $10,000 to a woman who sued over a forced Windows 10 upgrade that cost her business thousands. But, it looks like Microsoft has something else in mind. Now, the company is using adware to remind users about the July 29 deadline in the most annoying way possible.