In an ideal world, from Microsoft’s standpoint at least, Windows 10 users should always run the latest OS version on their machines.
However, many users don’t fully agree with the Big M and prefer to stick to their good old operating system.
Well, Microsoft is doing their best to convince users to upgrade and started pushing Restart and update to stay in support alerts.
Some of you may already be familiar with the upgrade prompt below:
As you can see in the screenshot above, these alerts are prevalent for Windows 10 April 2018 Update users.
Users are reluctant to hit the update button
These unexpected upgrade alerts made many users wonder whether this is a scam or not.
Is ‘Restart and update to stay in support’ a scam?
Rest assured, the upgrade alerts are not related to any scam attempts. They are genuine upgrade invites that Microsoft uses to convince Windows 10 v1803 users to upgrade to Windows 10 May Update.
As one independent advisor notes on Microsoft’s forum:
That web address is legit and that notice is also legit, if you are seeing that on your Desktop as a notification and not in a web browser.
If you’re planning to hit the update button just to get rid of these alerts, take a few minutes and read the posts listed below. You might change your mind.
- Why gamers shouldn’t upgrade to Windows 10 May Update
- Windows 10 May Update still installs bloatware and pointless services
- Windows 10 May update can slow down your PC significantly
- Windows 10 May Update hit by major zero-day vulnerability