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Best Answer britechguy , 12 November 2015 - 09:16 AM

No, you are not required to download Windows 10. Much has been posted here and on the bleepingcomputer.com forums about how to remove GWX [which is the program that gives you this box (Get Win... Go to the full post »


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Sharon Lee

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I continue to get a blue box telling me to download Windows 10.  Need some information on this.  Not at all sure if I have to do this or what.  Thank you for your time.

 


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No, you are not required to download Windows 10.

 

Much has been posted here and on the bleepingcomputer.com forums about how to remove GWX [which is the program that gives you this box (Get Windows X [10]).  Search on GWX to find those posts.

 

If you are running Windows 8 and like it I would not hesitate for a moment to upgrade to Windows 10.  If your Windows 7 it will be more of an adjustment.

 

No matter what you end up deciding, be sure to take a full backup of all your data and take a system image as well before you run the upgrade.  This ensures you have a way to roll back to your former system if anything goes wrong or if the built-in Win10 roll back option, which you have for 30 days after upgrading, doesn't work.


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  1. Your device must be running either Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 in order to update your system - Windows 8 users will be required to upgrade to 8.1 before they can move on to 10. Ensure that automatic updates are turned on under Control Panel > System > Automatic Updates. If you're running Windows RT, you won't be able to upgrade to 10, but Microsoft has said a start menu and lock screen update is coming in September.
  2. You can reserve your free upgrade by clicking on the Windows 10 app icon that will appear in the bottom right-hand side of your taskbar. You will be notified by Microsoft once the operating system has been automatically downloaded onto your computer.

Edited by RonWesley, 09 December 2015 - 03:42 AM.

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Windows 10 is the latest version of Windows from Microsoft. This is a free upgrade for consumers running Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1. This is not a mandatory upgrade, but it is highly recommended by Microsoft. The Windows 10 upgrade is free until July 29. 2016. After this, Windows 10 will be $119 for the Home version, or $199 for the Pro version.


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