Let’s be honest- Microsoft has been annoying EVERYONE who has wanted to stay on Windows 7 or 8 by invading their computer with pop-ups, notifications, and in some cases, downloading and installing the Windows 10 without the owner’s clear consent. If you’re still on Win 7 or 8- and want to stay that way for a while (be it because of preference, or because your software or computer won’t work on Win 10), fear not- there’s a FREE, and easy-to-use utility that can be downloaded to get rid of the annoyances.
Never 10 (https://www.grc.com/never10.htm) is a standalone program written to exclusively prevent Win 10 from being installed on your machine (and allows you to disable it later should you change your mind). This program is similar to the GWX Control Panel (http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/) program that has also been out for a few months and many users have successfullyused. Microsoft has been changing their notification settings, and have been trying to prevent programs like Never 10 and GWX Control Panel from working- but both have continued to get updates and are great ways to prevent Windows 10 on your computer easily, without extra steps needed behind the scenes.
Our preference is Never 10- because it’s easier to use, doesn’t require installation, and was written by a well-known American programmer- but both programs should do the trick. If you haven’t checked out one of these already, visit the sites above from your Win 7 or Win 8 computer today, and stop the pop-ups and notifications today.
(If you are too late- and Win 10 somehow got on your machine, you have 30 days to roll back successfully, within Windows, and go back to a working version of your old operating system. If you need help with this, give us a call, we’re glad to help!)