Earlier today, Microsoft confirmed that the Windows 10 free upgrade offer would be ending on July 29th this year, meaning after that date, anybody wishing to upgrade to Windows 10 will need to pay a price. However, nothing has been said regarding the “Get Windows 10” app, which has been annoying many users with upgrade prompts since its debut around a year ago.
So, I asked Microsoft for a comment regarding the “Get Windows 10” app, specifically asking if the app will be removed after July 29th. Here’s what I got back:
“Details are still being finalized, but on July 29th the Get Windows 10 app that facilitates the easy upgrade to Windows 10 will be disabled and eventually removed from PCs worldwide. Just as it took time to ramp up and roll out the Get Windows 10 app, it will take time to ramp it down.”
There you have it, after July 29th, Microsoft will begin removing the Get Windows 10 app from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 machines. This is likely excellent news for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users who are not planning to upgrade to Windows 10, as it means there will be no more annoying upgrade prompts once the upgrade offer is over.
Now, although Microsoft is refusing to comment on whether the upgrade offer will be extended before July 29th, there’s technically nothing stopping the company from changing its mind closer to the time. If that happens, then the Get Windows 10 app will like remain on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 desktops until Microsoft begins charging for Windows 10 upgrades.
As it stands however, the upgrade offer will be ending on July 29th, and soon thereafter the Get Windows 10 app will be removed from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 machines.Further reading: Microsoft, Windows 10