Microsoft makes final annoying push to get you on Windows 10

Windows 10 logoWindows 10 was released in July last year and Microsoft promised that it’s going to provide the latest iteration of Windows as a free upgrade to all existing Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users. Many have complained about Microsoft’s aggressive tactics to get people on Windows 10 and as the free offer enters its final month, Microsoft is making one final annoying push to get you on Windows 10 if you haven’t already thrown in the towel and upgraded.

Microsoft was recently sued by a woman who claimed that the Windows 10 upgrade was forced on her computer, the company decided to settle the matter and wrote her a $10,000 cheque. It later said that the free upgrade prompt was being modified so that it could be less confusing to users.

Microsoft makes final annoying push to get you on Windows 10

That doesn’t mean the company is going to stop nagging you about missing out on a free upgrade to Windows 10. It has created a new full-screen notification, yes, that’s right, a full-screen notification which is going to interrupt whatever it is you’re doing and let you know that time is running out. “Sorry to interrupt, but this is important” reads the full-screen notification, reminding you that the Windows 10 free upgrade offer is going to end on July 29th so if you want to upgrade for free you have the pull the trigger before the cutoff date.

The notification will give you the option to allow it to notify you thrice in the coming days and weeks or you can tell it do never remind you again, but you are going to have to expect it to pop up when you’re minding your own business at least once. Those who don’t take advantage of this offer will have to pay over $100 for an upgrade to Windows 10 after July 29th, and those who are happily sticking with Windows 7 can simply dismiss the notification and continue using their current iteration for as long as it’s being supported by the company.

Source: Ubergizmo

Tags: Microsoft, OSes, Windows 10

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Consumer group recommends iPhone 8 over anniversary model
 
LTE connections wherever you go and instant waking should come to regular PCs, too
 
That fiction is slowly becoming a reality
 
The Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC includes the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem
 
Human moderators can help make YouTube a safer place for everyone
 
Google says Progressive Web Apps are the future of app-like webpages
 
All 2018 models to sport the 'notch'
 
The biggest exchange in South Korea, where the BTC/KRW pair is at $14,700 now
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)