Microsoft is giving it one last jab, hoping users running older versions of Windows; jump on the free upgrade offer to Windows 10 before it ends this month. A new notification was recently released, reminding users, the upgrade will end on July 29. Users have the option of opting out by just clicking the Remind me later button.
Microsoft Reminding Users Windows 10 Free Upgrade Ends Soon
For the past six months, Microsoft has been on an aggressive push to get all systems running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to upgrade. So far, the company has created more controversy. Microsoft has been accused of forcing the update to install without user permission. The issue became so widespread that a cottage industry of third-party utilities has been created to block the free upgrade. Most recently a user filed a lawsuit against the company and successfully won a $10,000 settlement for damages caused by the free upgrade.
This notification is a reminder that the Window 10 free upgrade offer ends on July 29, 2016. Microsoft recommends that you upgrade to Windows 10 before the offer expires. You can choose to upgrade directly from the notification, dismiss the notification permanently, or choose to be reminded later. Source
I think Microsoft could find common ground by letting users upgrade when they wanted. An option to reserve the upgrade by choosing to download in the background over time, then let user upgrade at their leisure would have been a better compromise. Even for users who have opted to take the offer, the experience itself has been a hit or miss. There are reports of the upgrade assistant downloading nearly 30 GBs of data in the background or the upgrade failing at some point during the installation.
Microsoft recently said Windows 10 is now installed on 350 million systems worldwide. The unfortunate reality is, a lot of users came kicking and screaming. Apart from these hiccups, Windows 10 has been refined tremendously since its debut at the end of July 2015. It is unfortunate a lot of users who have been hesitant to upgrade will miss out on the upcoming Anniversary Update, which includes significant refinements and features. For users who are still on the fence, I implore you to reconsider seriously skipping the upgrade because of the past few months. The Anniversary Update based on my experiences is what Windows 10 should have been from the start. It would be a shame for so many to miss out on it.