Microsoft announces free Windows 10 upgrade offer will stop on 29 July
Microsoft has announced it is halting its free Windows 10 upgrade offer – possibly meaning an imminent end to those annoying notifications and surprise updates.
Writing on the company’s official blog, Windows vice president Yusuf Mehdi said the free upgrade offer will end on 29 July.
After that, users in the UK will have to pay £99 for Windows 10, although it’ll come installed as standard on new devices.
While Windows 10 has got great reviews (Microsoft says it has the highest customer’s satisfaction of any version of Windows), the company’s constant nagging to get users to upgrade has been criticized.
Users have complained that their PCs have shut down and upgraded to the new operating system unexpectedly, sometimes interrupting important work and making their computers unusable for hours.
On a Reddit thread about the unwanted upgrades, one user wrote: “This actually happened to my wife. Guess what she was doing? Trying to finish a midterm project that was due and she got up to do something, came back to find her computer in the middle of the update. No warning, no confirmation, nothing.”