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Best Answer phillpower2 , 21 July 2016 - 11:09 AM

Hello SusPip, Use the GWX Control Panel tool to get rid of the icon and any other instances of Windows 10, details here You are most likely running Windows 8.1 but can confirm this by doi... Go to the full post »


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Hello,

 

every time I start my computer I get a pop-up saying to upgrade to Windows 10

and that until the end of this month it will be free, indicating after that period

I might have to pay for it.

 

So what shall I do? I am not keen on updating from what I have heard and read,

but wonder if maybe next year I might not be able to do certain things with

my current Windows 8.

 

Thanks for any advice or help, Susan


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Hello SusPip,

 

Couple of questions if I may;

 

Are you still running Windows 8 or is it 8.1.

 

Do you have a "Get Windows 10" notification icon on your task bar.

 

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Hello Phillpower2,

 

thanks for trying to help!

 

I do have a Get Windows 10" notification icon     on my task bar. And have 8 days left.

 

Re Windows 8 or 8.1 - how can I find out? Where do I need to look at my computer

 

Thanks again, very kind, Susan


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Sorry, meant to say,  'where do I need to look at my computer to see if I have 8.0 or 8.1?

 

Susan


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✓  Best Answer
Hello SusPip,
 
Use the GWX Control Panel tool to get rid of the icon and any other instances of Windows 10, details here
 
You are most likely running Windows 8.1 but can confirm this by doing the following (the reason that I have asked is because support for Windows 8 has ended whereas 8.1 will be supported up until 2023).
 
Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.
(If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.) 
Tap or click PC and devices, and then tap or click PC info. 
Look under Windows for the version and edition of Windows that your PC is running.
Look under PC for System type to see if you're running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows.
 
You are welcome btw  :)

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Hi phillpower2

 

did as you recommended, got rid of all that Windows 10 junk and more

 

I got Windows 8.1 and it is the 64 bit version.

 

Thanks heaps again, you guys here are fantastic.

 

Best, Susan


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Glad that we were able to help, thank you for the follow up and kind words SusPip  :)

 

You are welcome btw  :yes:


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