A brief guide to managing your Windows 10 update
If you’re a Windows user, you may have noticed a recent, recurring pop-up, which allows you to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. This offer will cease on 29 July, so you still have plenty of time to download the new software. However, for some, the pop-ups have proven to be a confusing nuisance and an operational quandary. With this in mind, we provide a quick guide on how to avoid any mishaps.
First things first – clicking the cross in the top right hand corner won’t cancel your update. It will just continue to automatically install, without your say. A lot of people are completely unaware of this and days later will turn on a computer that suddenly has a brand new operating system. Unfortunately that can bring about a lot of complications for users, such as programs that previously worked fine not operating properly, or icons and links missing.
Following numerous complaints to Microsoft, there is now a clear and easy option in the pop-up to decline the upgrade. This decline action should be activated as soon as possible if users do not wish to update their system. For those who are happy to accept the upgrade, users should follow the simple installation instructions by selecting ‘OK’ or ‘Upgrade now’.
A minority of users are reluctant to upgrade to Windows 10, citing worries about the strain the software may put on hardware, and suggestions that the system tracks its users too closely. However, Microsoft maintains that Windows 10 is a better computing experience with added security features over previous versions of the operating system. It will continue to recommend the update to all of its customers before the free installation offer expires on July 29, with 300 million devices worldwide having already upgraded.
If you have any concerns regarding your Windows 10 update, contact our Support Team.