If you have a PC with Windows 7 or 8.1 installed, you should be prepared to see even more "recommendations" to upgrade to Windows 10 for free in the next few months. Microsoft's Windows and Devices head Terry Myerson has outlined some changes the company is making to the upgrade process.
First, Myerson says that the "reserve-upgrade" process for the free Windows 10 update will be reduced:
He added that Windows Update in Windows 7 and 8.1 will soon label the Windows 10 download as an "Optional Update" and then in early 2016 that will change once again:
PCs that are on a metered Internet connection will have the option of disabling automatic updates, according to Myerson, but he added that in those cases users should manually check Windows Update on a frequent basis.
For people who want to upgrade their PC offline, Myerson stated:
Finally, people who have a PC that has an unlicensed version of Windows 7 or 8.1 installed won't be left out in terms of upgrading to a fully licensed version of Windows 10, as Microsoft plans to launch an experiment in the US soon:
Myerson does point out that anyone who doesn't want to be bothered with getting notifications on Windows 10 update can shut them down via the Settings feature in Windows 7 or 8.1. However, it seems clear that Microsoft wants to get as many Windows 10 installs as they can get, and that may not sit well with people who simply don't want to update yet.
What do you think of Microsoft's changes in Windows 10 upgrades? Let us know in the comments!
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