Update KB3184143 removes the ‘Get Windows 10’ app on Windows 7, 8.1

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

When Windows 10 was released, Microsoft offered it as a free upgrade to people who were already using Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. The offer lasted a year and during that period, you could claim it through the “Get Windows 10” pop-up. Basically, the pop-up window notified you that you could get the OS for free, but even so, some users did not want to upgrade to the latest Windows.

Despite the good intentions, this app caused a lot of issues for Microsoft, since there were several lawsuits filed against the company. Many times, people claimed that their OS upgraded automatically, without them giving their consent or agreeing to the change.

The offer ended two months ago, and now Microsoft is removing the “Get Windows 10” pop-up from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computers. The company released the KB3184143 update for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, which completely removes the Windows 10 upgrade invitation. According to Microsoft, the KB3184143 update also removes other software packages related to the offer that expired on July 29. If you read the update replacement info, you will find there the entire list of the software which will get removed.

This decision was something to be expected, since the offer ended in July. You can still upgrade to Windows 10, but you will not be able to do it for free. Windows 10 Home costs $119, for instance, while for Windows 10 Pro you will have to take $199 out of your pocket.

The KB3184143 update will be installed on your Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computer through Windows Update. After you install it, you will see that the “Get Windows 10” pop-up disappears from your PC.


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