Microsoft makes final free Windows 10 push with fullscreen ad

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The free Windows 10 upgrade is making one final push.

As we near the first anniversary of Microsoft’s Windows 10 and its free Windows 10 push, the company’s tactics are getting more obtrusive. The Redmond company has spent the last year using whatever tactics it could to get people to upgrade. While some have seen mandatory upgrades to the update auto-installing on its own, it seems the company will stop at nothing to get people on the latest version of Windows.

Well, if you’re still on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 get ready for one final barrage of upgrade notices. According to a Microsoft knowledge base article, you’ll be receiving a full-screen pop-up ad within the next 25 or so days. When you receive the notice, you’ll notice two new additions to the update notice. In the lower-left corner you’ll find that instead of just getting rid of the reminder, you’ll be able to be notified up to three more times.

If you don’t want to upgrade, you get a “Do not notify me again” message. This should stop any future prompts to upgrade. We say should because you never know with Microsoft. The notification won’t pop up if you’ve had to rollback from a failed upgrade attempt, your PC isn’t compatible with the upgrade, or if you’ve previously uninstalled Windows 10.

Those of you who have yet to upgrade can do so for free until Friday, July 29. After that, you’ll have to pay to upgrade as the company won’t be giving it away any longer. If you’re interested in purchasing Windows 10, the Home version is retailing for $120. Windows 10 Pro is retailing for $200. Of course, if you want to snag your free copy of Windows 10, you could always upgrade, lock your digital license in for future use, then roll back to your current flavor of Windows. If you do upgrade and like Windows 10, the anniversary update will be available Aug. 2, for your use.

Have you upgraded to Windows 10 yet? Let us know in the comments section below or on social media.

  Source: ZDNet
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