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Turn Off Microsoft’s Windows 10 Nag

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 by | Filed Under: Free Downloads, Windows 10
 
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Getting tired of Microsoft constantly nagging you to update to Windows 10?  There’s a way to turn it off.

Now, I’m all for upgrading to Windows 10, I really like it. But perhaps you have software or hardware that isn’t compatible or you just aren’t ready to upgrade. In my case, I have a PC that I plan to keep on Windows 7 for the purpose of writing tech tips for that system.

Now there’s a free tool called Gibson’s Never10 that will stop the nag screen, but also allow you turn the Windows 10 update back on if you decide you’re ready. But don’t worry, it doesn’t mean you won’t ever get Windows 10, just that the update is disabled for now.

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This utility works for both Window 7 and Windows 8.1. Never 10 does not install any software of its own. It performs a system edit for the user.  This program is signed with a new DigiCert SHA256 certificate. Because the certificate is new and Microsoft hasn’t seen it before, it currently makes Microsoft nervous.  Consequently, you will be “protected” with a “SmartScreen” warning.  Just click “More info” and “Run anyway”, since the file is properly signed and safe to run.

Click here to check out Never10.

Scroll down and click the Download now button.

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Do keep in mind that the free upgrade to Windows 10 is only available through the end of July. So if you temporarily disable, thinking you’ll do the upgrade later, please make a note for yourself so you don’t forget and miss out on your free upgrade.

In addition to being a really nice operating system, upgrading to Windows 10 can add an extra 5 years of security support to the life of a Windows 7 PC

~  Cynthia

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3 Responses to “Turn Off Microsoft’s Windows 10 Nag”

  1. Jim Dart says:

    What I did was to enter control panel, click notification area icons. Clear box at lower left corner. (always show all icons and notifications on the task bar). Then click drop down menu next to GWX, then click hide icon and notifications, click ok at bottom right and click ok. Nag gone.

  2. lyn says:

    I hate to tell you but Win 10 will install without your permission. It did it to me 2 times. I constantly told it NO NO NO. I came in to my office on a Monday with a big blue screen tell me that 10 HAD BEEN INSTALLED. And it was. My computer guy said this could not happen BUT IT DID.

  3. DWFII says:

    Yes! Windows 10 _will_ install without permission, happened to my wife on 8. Tried to sneak past me on Win 7. I only caught it at the last minute.

    I don’t want it.
    I don’t want it!!

    I have legacy apps that work fine in Win7x64 that will not work with 10.

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