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Windows 7 and Windows 8 users are encouraged to upgrade to Windows 10 via a popup

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A new icon will appear in your system tray as shown here,


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clicking on it will display the upgrade to Windows 10 message


The popup is appearing on some Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 desktops from today onwards and it's shown below.


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clicking on Reserve your free upgrade set's the ability to get the download and you can also enter your email address to get an email confirmation


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or click on the hamburger icon for more info




or to check if your computer is suitable for the upgrade


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Why am I seeing the popup ?


The popup is due to the following update https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3035583.


How can I remove the popup ?


You can uninstall the update if you want to remove the popup. As Windows 10 is nearing it's end-goal, and bug squashing is continuing, I'd expect a lot of users will want to move to Windows 10 when it's finished.


What about Enterprise users ?


There will be no popup on machines running the Enterprise SKU, machines that are domain-joined, or machines that are MDM-managed.


Is there a registry key for disabling this ?


Yup, here it is, create the folllowing to prevent the Get Windows X ability


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