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Windows 10: Microsoft is trying way too hard to get you to upgrade

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:07PM EST
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The longer you wait to upgrade your Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC to Windows 10, the more annoying Microsoft is going to be. According to reports around the Internet, some users are beginning to receive notifications to upgrade that don’t allow them to opt out, instead giving them the option to either begin the upgrade or reschedule for a future date.

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But that’s not all — ZDNet reports that some users are also finding that Windows Update now only gives them a single option: Upgrade to Windows 10. They can’t even see pertinent updates to their current operating systems.

In an update to a previous blog post, Josh Mayfield, creator of the GWX Control Panel (which allowed users to remove the “Get Windows 10” icon from the control panel), says there’s nothing you can do to fix either of these issues yet.

Under a question asking whether or not GWX Control Panel can help, this is what Mayfield had to say:

“At this time, no. […] If you are seeing either of the [two screens below], exactly as they appear here, GWX Control Panel is not yet able to help you, although I am looking into whether it’s possible to fix these things through software. I do not have any recommendations at the moment, though, unfortunately.”

This news, coupled with the reports that Microsoft is automaticaly installing Windows 10 in the background on many Windows 7 and 8 computers, is certainly troublesome for users that are perfectly happy with their operating systems.

Unfortunately, it looks like Microsoft is going to force everyone to get up to speed, no matter what it takes.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.