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Windows 10 is the latest operating system announced by Microsoft and the company made it possible to upgrade to Windows 10 without user’s explicit consent. However, Windows 10 upgrade gives a time period of 31 days to roll back to prior versions if in case you didn’t want Windows 10 or forced to upgrade that or you have changed your mind. It is the target of Microsoft to migrate 1 billion users to Windows 10 over the next couple of years.


Microsoft has forced Windows 10 as a free recommended update to Windows 7/8 users. If you have downloaded this update, it means like most of the other users, you also have the default Windows Update. Now to achieve its target of 1 billion users, Microsoft has changed its nagging pop-up prompt in an insidious manner over the past few weeks. Users have noticed for the past six months that the “Get Windows 10” pop-up has only one option and ask for permission to start an update, but it doesn’t have a “No thanks” option. Means it doesn’t give you a way to avoid it apart from a way to close the window by clicking on the X in the upper-right hand side corner of the pop-up window.

The users who don’t know how to skip the upgrade may click on the option to upgrade the OS. It counts as consent if you click or tap on the X if the pop-up says “We will upgrade you at this time”. So if you want to cancel the upgrade, there is a small link in the pop-up that users easily miss, you need to click on that link.

It’s nasty bait and can’t be disabled without using registry hacks and other advanced tricks if you click on X at the right side corner. Moreover, it shows as an incessant pop-up after months. This pop-up encourages user to just click on simply X out of the irritant when it appears on the computer screen each and every time they opened their machine. At worse, it’s also possible that your computer may be updated to Windows 10 without your permissions.

A lot of users from many places are complaining about this unintentional upgrade and they are pissed off this upgrade.  Fortunately, there is an easy way to uninstall this update and roll your PC back to Windows 7 /8. So just go through the complete document to know how to reverse a Windows 10 upgrade. The best and easiest time to say “No” is while the initial setup process. During that process, if you don’t accept Windows 10’s end user license agreement, you will be brought back to your older operating system.


But if you have accepted Windows 10’s end user license agreement and processed further. Microsoft gives you a period of one month (31 days) to roll back to your previous Windows version. If you have the days left and want to roll back to your previous Windows version, simply open the Start menu and head to Settings > Update & Security > Recovery. If you will eligible to downgrade, you’ll see an option there to go back that says “Go back to Windows 7/8.1“. The option you get to roll back is dependent on which operating system you upgraded from.


Once you’ve rolled back and returned to your previous version of Windows, you need make your setup perfect once again. Means you may need to reinstall some software programs. If you created a Microsoft Account during the set-up process of the new operating system, use your Windows 7 password rather than your Windows 10 password. You may also get the prompts to upgrade to Windows 10 even after rolling back to your previous version of Windows, so you need to let it happen again by stopping it.

You will always be able to roll back once you’ve upgraded a PC to Windows 10. To disable the Windows 10 upgrade prompts from returning, you can turn to a pair of helpful tools. GWX Control Panel is the first such anti-Windows 10 pop-up tool on the block that works marvelously. Although it has a complicated user interface that is full of granular options and people may find it tough. To perform the same task, another option is Never10 by noted security researcher Steve Gibson do the basic task in a much simpler way.

It your devices have not been upgraded to Windows 10, GWX Control Panel and Never10 will also prevent from being this happen. So installing either of two on your computer will be a better option than disabling Windows Updates completely to avoid Microsoft’s frequent because disabling patches may leave your device more vulnerable to new security flaws.

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