Ever since the beginning of this month, Microsoft has been showing Windows 10 upgrade notification on PCs running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 with the latest updates. The notification does nothing but asks users to reserve their free upgrade by entering an email address.
The Windows 10 upgrade notification is delivered through Windows Update service, and the update KB3035583 is responsible for this notification. When the update is installed, an app called Get Windows 10 is installed on your PC.
As you probably know, the Get Windows 10 app not only allows you register for the free Windows 10 upgrade but also includes Windows 10 Upgrade Advisor tool, which helps you check your PC and installed apps for compatibility issues.
Additionally, when you reserve your free upgrade, the Get Windows 10 app automatically downloads Windows 10 installation files in the background (around July 29), and once installation files are ready, it helps you upgrade your existing Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 installation to Windows 10.
While millions of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users have already registered for the free upgrade, thousands of users are not exactly happy with the notification. Many users who plan to continue running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 want to get rid of Windows 10 upgrade notification by removing Get Windows 10 app.
I Don’t Want Windows 10 Tool
We have already covered how you can remove Get Windows 10 app from the taskbar as we as your PC. But if you still see the upgrade notification even after following all the workarounds out there on the web, here is a free tool that promises to remove Windows 10 Upgrade Notification completely.
I Don’t Want Windows 10 is a free application released by a member of the MSFN forum to get rid of Windows 10 upgrade notification from your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PC.
Although the tool does nothing but uninstalls the update responsible for the upgrade notification, many users who can’t uninstall the update can use this tool. I Don’t Want Windows 10 application is compatible with Windows 7 as well as Windows 8.1, both x86 and x64.
Head over to the link mentioned at the end of this article to download I Don’t Want Windows 10 tool. Those of you on Windows 8.1, the smart screen filter, might suggest you against running this tool. You can ignore the warning and run this tool as the tool is safe.
For those who are wondering, the upgrade notification might come back at a later time if and when the update is installed again. By the way, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users can upgrade to Windows 10 without losing data and by keeping most of the installed programs.