Microsoft keen to have their users accept Windows 10 upgrade
Microsoft is urging its users to accept their free Windows 10 upgrade. The company is sending out a message to all its users that have accepted the last update KB3035583 prompting them to ‘get Windows 10’.
Microsoft in January introduced a new offer that would last for one year. Current users of either Windows 7 or 8 are going to get a free upgrade to Windows 10 and are now encouraged by the tech company to reserve their copy of the Windows upgrade. Already users who are running Windows 7 OS, Windows 8.1, and the Windows Phone 8.1 have confirmed having received the Microsoft message.
How the free upgrade works
The free upgrade prompt appears as an icon on the Start button. The message prompts a user to reserve their free upgrade to Windows 10. In case a user accepts the upgrade, it will download on its own once Microsoft makes it available. The user is allowed the option of cancelling their reservation in case they wish to opt out.
A notification is sent to the user once the download is complete and ready for installation. You have the option of installing the new Windows 10 immediately it is available. Alternatively, you can assign a time when you want to have the installation done.
After this process, the new upgrade will be ready and the user can commence using the new Windows without any further conditions.
The said Windows 10 for people’s personal computers is set to be launched on July 29, 2015. The Windows 10 for smartphones is however scheduled to come after the said launch for PCs.
Although some people have not received this message from Microsoft, those who already allowed the latest upgrade KB3035583 for both Windows 7 and 8 have already spotted the said ‘Get Windows 10’ prompt. Different people get this message at different times and it may not be clear when a particular user is going to get the message.
The above upgrade KB3035583 is also the same update responsible for the actual process of Windows 10 upgrade. This particular upgrade was originally released in March this year. It was initially offered as an optional update that users could choose whether or not to accept. More recently the update has switched to recommended update, which means that users receive it automatically if their Automatic Updates setting option is on.
Users can opt out of this scheduled Windows 10 upgrade by simply uninstalling the KB3035583 update. Those who have not got the prompt, on the other hand, can ensure they get the coming Windows 10 by installing this March 2015 update.
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