Windows 10 will be released next month and you can reserve your upgrade now. But what if you change your mind? Here how to cancel the upgrade reservation.
Update: Windows 7 is no longer supported. It’s not clear if this method still works for getting Windows 10, but currently, you should still be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free if you have a valid Windows 7 license.
Windows 10 will be arriving next month, and you might have made your reservation in haste without thinking about what the upgrade will mean to your computer. But the Microsoft FAQ page says the same tool you used to reserve allows you to cancel the upgrade reservation, too.
Cancel Windows 10 Upgrade Reservation
Right-click the Windows 10 upgrade icon on your system tray and select Check your upgrade status.
Next, you will see the message about your upgrade reservation being successful. From here, click the hamburger menu in the upper left corner. In the list under Getting the upgrade, click View confirmation.
The next screen will tell you that your upgrade is reserved, but click the small Cancel reservation hyperlink to cancel it.
Microsoft wants you to verify the cancellation, and if you’re sure you want to cancel, click the Cancel reservation button.
If you end up changing your mind again later, before the July 29th release date and decide that you do indeed want to reserve your Windows 10 upgrade, you can go back through the wizard and set it up again.
It’s also worth mentioning that you can use the same Windows 10 upgrade tool to check if your PC can run Windows 10.
For more on what Windows 10 will mean to you, check out our article: Your Windows 10 Questions Answered. Or, for a more in-depth conversation about all things about the new OS, check out the Windows 10 Forums.