Microsoft removes the No Thanks option from the Get Windows 10 prompt

Windows 10 has been the talk of the town ever since it was released, while the overall experience was balanced some of us have been straying away from the Windows 10. The operating system however has had its own share of glitches and niggles. Nevertheless, Microsoft now seems to have taken yet another over the board step in trying to force the Windows 7/8.1 users to Windows 10.


Get Windows 10 is an app which is used by Microsoft in prodding the users to get upgrade to Windows 10 as it is a free upgrade. Now it seems that Microsoft has modified the app to only show the “Agree” option and not the “Decline” button.

This was first reported by Brad Chacos on Twitter. The prompt is actually a tool to tell if your machine is compatible with the Windows 10 and now it seems that Microsoft is using if more of a forced advert.

As of now the main buttons on the app read out Upgrade Now or Start download and upgrade later which is good if you are considering upgrading to Windows 10, but what if you don’t want to? A knowing user would probably click on the ‘X’ button to lose the prompt, while most would choose one of these two options, leading to an unintentional update.

The Upgrade Now button will start installing the update right away while the Start Download Upgrade later button will download the file to the local location and then update it.

So if you get a similar pop up and don’t want to update you can happily click away the “X button”, if you want the tool to remind you again you can choose the “Start download now and upgrade Later” option.

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Mahit Huilgol has been using Windows on PC and Mobile since long. He has been following Microsoft developments from close quarters and loves writing about it.

One Comment

  1. Soumya Boral

    This forcing to install product is not a good option. It may cost them hard.

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