The Microsoft Full screen upgrade reminder will do more than notify but will also annoy lots of people.
Microsoft has this information for people who have not yet upgraded to Windows 10 are now being greeted with a full-screen pop-up reminder in Microsoft's final push before the free update period comes to an end.
Microsoft’s has now gone to an extent to make users upgrade to Windows 10 with a turned up notch as the company begins pushing full-screen upgrade pop-up notifications to Windows 7 and 8.1.
This is Microsoft's latest move to get people to install the new version of Windows on their PC, with many complaining that previous reminders are annoying, misleading or that Windows 10 is being installed automatically in some cases.
The “Sorry to interrupt” notification will take over the whole screen and force users to select either to upgrade at once or to be reminded later, which will cause the pop up to reappear every three days.
The free update period ends on 29 July, and it seems that users still resisting the update will continue to see the full-screen message until the end of the month unless they select the "Do not notify me again" option in the bottom-left corner of the screen.after which Microsoft will charge a fee to install Windows 10, and forms the latest step in the company’s campaign to get users switching from the six-year-old Windows 7 and two-year-old Windows 8.1.
Two more less prominent options, accessed via smaller links to the left, will allow the user to select to be notified three more times in total or never to be notified again.
More than 350 million devices are now running Windows 10, according to figures from Microsoft, with the company claiming it has the highest reported customer satisfaction of any Windows operating system.
As well as celebrating the successes of Windows 10, which include more than 135 billion hours of use of the OS since it launched, Microsoft has also taken the opportunity to finally announce when its Anniversary Update will arrive: 2 August, 2016, when the OS is one year and four days old.
The update will include "feautres that bring Windows Ink and Cortana to the mainstream; a faster, more accessible and more power-efficient Microsoft Edge browser; advanced security features for consumers and enterprises; new gaming experiences and new tools for the modern classroom.
Anniversary Update will be available for free to existing Windows 10 users, however there is now less than a month for people to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8/8.1 to Windows 10. After this time it will cost £100 to upgrade.
At times Microsoft has been rather overzealous in its drive to get users to upgrade, recently facing a $10,000 (£7,500) bill for a botched, unwanted Windows 10 upgrade. The company recently announced that it would modify its last pop-up notification that committed to installing Windows 10 when users tried to cancel it with the red “X” in the top right-hand corner.
This new full-screen pop up is the result, but whether users will find it less irritating or more informative and useful remains to be seen. Depending on the dialogue box response Microsoft chooses, there’s a possibility users will accidentally hit “Upgrade now” without realizing it.
Microsoft says the notification will not be shown to users who have a recent version of the “Get Windows 10” app installed, those whose computers have been detected as incompatible with Windows 10, who have previously attempted to install Windows 10 or have rolled back to Windows 7 or 8.1.
The support document for the notification also says that anyone who has disabled the Windows 10 upgrade or disabled Microsoft’s previous offer screens by altering registry key settings will not be shown the new notification.
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