Microsoft is still driving some Windows 7 users crazy with ads to upgrade
If you're running Windows 7 on a machine capable of using Windows 10, chances are you getting swamped with ads from Microsoft telling you to upgrade.
Last month, Microsoft said it accidentally tried to make Windows 7 and 8 machines automatically upgrade to Windows 10 and said it fixed its mistake.
But some people on Twitter are complaining that even from Microsoft's latest upgrade this month, they are being plagued by nagging upgrade notices that take over their whole screen with no obvious way to turn them off.
If you like your Windows 7 PC the way it is and don't want to upgrade, that doesn't make Microsoft's nagging go away.
If you are technical enough, you can turn this off by going into a file called a Windows file called Microsoft Registry Editor ("Regedit") and making some changes. But be careful. This is the file that tells Windows what to run when it starts up and you can really mess up your computer if you mess this file up.
If you want to go this route, follow the instructions from the three sources, according to Hugh Mobley:
YAHOO! !!! after days of trying and trying to STOP Microsoft updates from auto installing (forcing) Windows 10 upgrade SUCCESS FINALLY!!- Hugh Mobley (@yohm123) October 22, 2015
- How to Stop Windows 7 or 8 from Downloading Windows 10 Automatically
- Disable & Remove Get Windows 10 Upgrade Reservation Notification & System Tray Icon
- How to manage Windows 10 notification and upgrade options
Or try these apps
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