MICROSOFT WON’T BUG YOU
To upgrade to Windows 10
Now that Windows 10’s free upgrade period is nearly over, you’re probably wondering how soon those seemingly inescapable upgrade prompts will go away on Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs. According to Microsoft, you won’t have to wait too long.
The developer tells WinBeta that it will start disabling the Get Windows 10 app after July 29th, when it’ll cost money to upgrade to Windows 10, and will eventually remove the app entirely.
It’ll take time to wind things down, Microsoft says. The software could still pester you for a while, then, but you probably won’t feel quite so much pressure to upgrade after this summer. Nine months after release, Microsoft has stopped neither upgrading the OS nor generating news revolving around its changes through the first half of 2016.
Following stories earlier in the year regarding just how much data Windows 10 gathers about its users, leveling with partners on its strong position regarding Windows 10 support for older chipsets and the OS’s “recommended download” status, Microsoft held a largely positive Build 2016 developer conference.
At its event, the firm unveiled the Anniversary Update for Windows, presumably its public name for its first Redstone overhaul. The update, likely to land in the summer, offers a suite of stylus optimisations and apps to use them in Windows Ink, Android notifications and a full-on Linux development environment built right into the OS among much more.