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The Best Way to Bypass Upgrade Notifications for Windows 10

On one hand, there are a lot of false claims made against Windows 10. It’s really not that bad. On the other hand, there are legitimate reasons to dislike Windows 10, such as forced system updates and annoying notifications.

Indeed, Windows 10 upgrade notifications are starting to get really aggressive. If you’re still on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, Microsoft seriously wants you to upgrade — so much so that declining these notifications is getting harder and harder.

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Consider the latest nag screen, which is frustratingly deceptive. It looks like you have no choice but to upgrade, right? But instead of upgrading now or upgrading later, there’s a tricky third option: clicking the X at the top right!

While that might work for now, it’s possible that Microsoft will make it even harder to decline in the future, so stay wary.

The good news is that hope still remains. If you’re willing to put in a bit of effort, you can effectively block these aggressive upgrade notifications with a combination of changed settings, registry tweaks, and third-party tools.

Are you still on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1? How bad are the nag screens for you? Is this enough to push you towards Linux? Tell us about it in the comments below!

Image Credit: Windows 10 Point by Anton Watman via Shutterstock

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