They’re so engaged with this that they’ll even subject their own captive audience to adware tactics (and risk a “free U2 album on your i Phone”-style backlash) to tell you all about it.
If by some unlikely stroke of luck you haven’t seen the Windows 10 upgrade notification, it first appears as a Windows logo in the system tray.
Uninstalling a Windows Update is surprisingly easy, as long as you know its name.
This update is called KB3035583 so we can use the command line to delete it with a single command.
After downloading the I_Dont_Want_Windows_10file, unzip the contents and run I Don’t Want Windows 10
The utility will warn you of a few things (such as it isn’t a Microsoft patch, and that you use it at your own risk) and you’ll need to click I Agree to continue.
If this sounds intriguing, you can try out the new OS before it is formally released in the shape of the Windows 10 Technical Preview in desktop computing.
Incidentally, it’s also possible to kill the upgrade notification until the next time you restart your PC.
Right-click on the taskbar, select Task Manager and identify To go nuclear on this, you can also delete it permanently (or at least until Microsoft adds a new update!
The answer lies in what they expect to gain with Windows 10: a blanket installation of their new operating system and the abandoning of Windows XP (which continues to hang on despite being 12 years old), Vista and 7 in particular, and also Windows 8/8.1.
Getting users off Windows XP has proved difficult, but for them to safely upgrade to Windows 10, XP users must first upgrade to Windows 7Microsoft is boldly stepping into the future with innovative software and hardware.