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Finally! Microsoft ends annoying Windows 10 update prompts

Finally! Microsoft ends annoying Windows 10 update prompts
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Many people found the "Windows 10 Free Upgrade" prompts to be very annoying. There was a pop-up reminder that covered the entire screen and a yellow exclamation icon that led to a countdown clockIt even interrupted a live weather report!

But if you decided long ago that the upgrade wasn't for you, then you've had to deal with reminders for something you don't want for several months. If you're still seeing those reminders, the major tech company finally has a solution.

Microsoft just released a free upgrade that "removes the Get Windows 10 app and other software related to the Windows 10 free upgrade." According to the Microsoft support article, you may need to restart your computer after installing the upgrade. Read below for instructions on how to activate the update on your system.

For Windows 8.1

  • Type 'Windows Update' into your search bar at the bottom of the screen and click Windows Update.
  • Under the 'Details' tab, click 'Check for updates.' Your system will begin checking for the latest updates.
  • You should see a message telling you that important or optional updates are available, click it to view a list of updates.
  • Check the box next to 'Optional' updates. Select and install the update labeled KB3184143.

For Windows 8

  • Click 'Search' and then click 'Settings.'
  • Type 'Windows Update' into your search bar at the bottom of the screen and click Windows Update.
  • Click 'Install optional updates.'
  • Under the 'Details' tab, click 'Check for updates.' Your system will begin checking for the latest updates.
  • Check the box next to 'Optional' updates. Select and install the update labeled KB3184143.

For Windows 7 or Windows Vista

  • Click 'Start' and type 'update' into the search box. Select 'Windows Update' from the list.
  • Under the 'Details' tab, click 'Check for updates.' Your system will begin checking for the latest updates.
  • You should see a message telling you that important or optional updates are available, click it to view a list of updates.
  • Select the update labeled KB3184143, click 'OK' and then click 'Install updates.'

If you're still curious about the upgrade but you just haven't gotten around to it, check out this trick to get it for free. After trying it out, if you decide you don't like it, make sure you revert back to your old system within 10 days or your information will be lost.

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Source: ZDNet
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