Microsoft brings back nag screens again, urging users to switch to Windows 11

Nag screens are back, targeting eligible and ineligible PCs

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Windows 10 support is coming to an end next year, and Microsoft is determined to force as many users as it can to switch to Windows 11.

To do that, Microsoft is employing one of its oldest tricks, a nag screen that will remind you that it’s time to upgrade.

Users are getting bombarded with Windows 11 upgrade nag screens

Not that long ago we wrote about Windows 11 nag screen, and it seems that it’s back in full force as Windows Latest writes.

In the past, Microsoft would show a nag screen asking you to get or schedule a Windows 11 upgrade on eligible PCs, but they went overboard this time.

Even if your PC can’t handle Windows 11, you’re not off the hook, and you’ll get a nag screen that informs you that your device isn’t eligible for an update, and that support for Windows 10 is ending in October 2025.

If your device can handle Windows 11, you’ll get the same message that we covered a few months ago. Users who choose to keep Windows 10 will get an additional screen asking them to decline the update or download it.

And this isn’t a one-time suggestion, as you’ll most likely get a reminder again in a few weeks. The nag screen seems to be a part of the May or June 2024 update and bundled with mandatory security updates, so you can’t avoid it.

Microsoft is determined to retire Windows 10, and it has even launched a new end-of-support page. This isn’t the only system being retired, and Windows 10 21H2 Enterprise and Education editions will reach the end of support in a couple of days.

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