As you more than likely know by now, Microsoft’s free Windows 10 upgrade offer ended about two months ago on July 29th. According to a new post out by Mary Jo Foley at CNET, now that the free upgrade offer is over, Microsoft has begun removing the Get Windows 10 app from Windows 7 and 8.1 devices.
The Get Windows 10 app and any other software related to the Windows 10 Free upgrade offer is reportedly being removed in an update for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 devices. Microsoft’s Knowledge base article for the (KB) 3184143 update officially explains:
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. This 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 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
Microsoft, however, does not seem to have much more information to share and provided Mary Joe with a rather simple statement in regards to Windows 10 no longer being available for free.
The Get Windows 10 (GWX) application was designed to make the Windows 10 upgrade process easy for existing Windows 7 and 8.1 customers for the one year free upgrade offer which ended July 29th. Beginning on September 20th, the Get Windows 10 app and all other updates related to the Windows 10 free upgrade offer will be removed from Windows 7 and 8.1 customer’s devices.
Have you noticed the Get Windows 10 App disappear from your Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 machine? Did you take advantage of the free offer while it lasted? As always, please do let us know what you think by dropping us a comment in the section below!