Given the effectiveness of the forced upgrade, don’t expect Microsoft to change its behavior anytime soon. The pop-ups will end when the free upgrade offer ends on July 29, Microsoft says. Until then, you can install Never10 or GWX Control Panel to stop the pop-ups and potential non-consensual upgrades without disabling Windows updates.
The impact on you at home: Don’t be mistaken: Windows 10 is the best Windows ever, and it’s brimming with all sorts of handy features and underlying system boosts. I use it, love it, and advocate for it. That said, people have very valid reasons to stick with Windows 7 or 8—and pushing a full-blown operating system upgrade on consumers who repeatedly declined already is just plain wrong.
If you plan on rolling back to your older operating system, you’ll need to do so within 30 days of upgrading to Windows 10.
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