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Microsoft finally has a proper way to opt out of Windows 7/8 to Windows 10 upgrades

Microsoft has announced its intent to make the Windows 10 upgrade for existing Windows 7 and 8.1 users more widely available. In tandem with this, the company has also, at last, offered a good way of rejecting the upgrade and making the notifications about it go away forever.

The free upgrade is available to anyone not running an Enterprise version of Windows 7 or 8.1. Home users that update their systems through Windows Update have received a range of quite persistent advertisements in their system tray and the Windows Update app itself to encourage them to upgrade. However, domain joined systems have so far been excluded from this advertising.