Avoiding the Windows 10 Upgrade

HELP! IT'S GOING TO SCHEDULE A WINDOWS 10 UPGRADE ON MY MACHINE

As I'm sure most of you are being pestered with the alerts in your lower right hand corner. you probably have been closing them as I have. Well, today, I closed it and it popped up a new message trying to tell me to schedule a time which I then closed again and it told me I would be scheduling a time for the 22nd. NOPE. DO NOT WANT. I do not want to upgrade to Windows 10, an OS where I have even less control compared to Windows 8.1.

A solution to this:

  • reclick the upgrade box
  • click Reschedule or Cancel Upgrade
  • In the new window that appears, click Cancel Scheduled Upgrade
  • It will ask you to confirm, try to convince you otherwise, blah blah, just click Cancel Scheduled Upgrade
  • That's it you're done!

BUT HOW DO I STOP THIS FOR GOOD?

That's a great question.

Matt Klein at How-To Geek provides a great solution here if you want to go the technical route and two simpler versions that involve installing software on your machine:

http://www.howtogeek.com/218856/how-do-you-disable-the-get-windows-10-icon-shown-in-the-notification-tray/

He explains how to remove the Windows Update that brought in the annoying notification in the first place and then also provides two software options: GWX Control Panel and Never10 to solve the problem.

Why is Windows doing this in the first place?

Fight Windows 10 "Upgradegate" with Never10

Microsoft Windows 10 Trickery

Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade Gate

What's your take on this?

Will you upgrade to Windows 10?

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