Microsoft releases update to remove Get Windows 10 app from Windows 8.1/7 systems

The software giant, Microsoft marked the end of Windows 10 free upgrade promotion by rolling out an update that removes its ‘Get Windows 10‘ app from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs. This move brings a sigh of relief for many Windows users.

For months, Windows users were troubled by this issue. The action drew criticism from many quarters as it forced nagging reminders repeatedly, prompting people to upgrade their machines to Windows 10.

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Microsoft to remove the Get Windows 10 app

This update removes the Get Windows 10 app and other software related to the Windows 10 free upgrade offer that expired on July 29, 2016. For a complete list of the software removed by this Windows Update, see the update replacement information”, mentions Microsoft page.

This KB3184143 update replaces the following previously-released software:

  • KB 3035583 – Update installs Get Windows 10 app in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1
  • KB 3064683 – Windows 8.1 OOBE modifications to reserve Windows 10
  • KB 3072318 – Update for Windows 8.1 OOBE to upgrade to Windows 10
  • KB 3090045 – Windows Update for reserved devices in Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 SP1
  • KB 3123862 – Updated capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
  • KB 3173040 – Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 end of free upgrade offer notification
  • KB 3146449 – Updated Internet Explorer 11 capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7

Once you update the download, the Get Windows 10 app and other software related to the free upgrade of Windows 10 will be removed from your PC following a restart. The app can also be removed via Windows Update menu, located under settings section. Users who have failed to upgrade to Windows 10 but would like to upgrade sometime soon will have to prepare for a serious expense.

The latest, Windows 10 Anniversary Update hosts many new features such as a redesigned Start Menu, new handwriting recognition software, reworked Sticky Notes application, enhanced capabilities for Cortana and more.

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