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Microsoft to Begin Nagging Customers of Older Windows 10 Versions to Upgrade

With each incremental step, Windows 10 has become a better operating system and a more secure platform. So, it comes as no surprise – with the rash of recent newsworthy ransomware outbreaks – that Microsoft would invite (insist) customers of earlier versions of Windows 10 to upgrade to its latest offering, Creators Update.

To help move customers to the Creators Update, the company will start sending notifications to the Windows desktop to nudge them to upgrade. The notification will allow customers to review privacy settings, providing a subtle upgrade reminder. Customers can delay the privacy review, but not forever.

You can choose to postpone this process up to five times with the next prompt asking for confirmation of your privacy settings.  It will only take a few moments for what we believe provides you with the best balance between privacy, security, and control.

The company will also start notifying those customers still running the earliest version of Windows 10 to upgrade.

If you’re currently running Windows 10 version 1507, you’ll receive a notification that your device needs the latest security updates and will attempt to update your device. Windows 10 version 1507 is currently at end of service, which means devices running these operating systems will no longer receive the monthly security and quality updates that contain protection from the latest security threats.  To continue receiving security and quality updates, Microsoft recommends updating to the latest version of Windows 10.


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