Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade: Intrisuve Reminder Takes Over The Entire Screen

By Erika Miranda , Updated Jul 05, 2016 07:13 AM EDT
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Microsoft has done it again with their incessant promotion of the free Windows 10 upgrade only this time, they chose to invade nearly 100 percent of your computer screen.

Forbes and several news outlets noticed a new Windows 10 upgrade notification that covers up the entire PC's screen with a blue message box. The notification which ironically begins with the words "Sorry to interrupt" reminds users of the upcoming end of the free upgrade promo.

Previously, Microsoft's Windows 10 upgrade notification only pops up in the bottom let corner of the screen. However, many have already complained that such notice is confusing and cannot be easily declined.

There even was one instance where a travel agent sued the company for an unauthorized upgrade to Windows 10 that resulted to loss of income on travel agency. That case cost Microsoft $10,000 after the court ruled in favor of the plaintiff.

Microsoft is still lobbying an appeal but has since promised to replace the function of the red "x" button in the notification that confused the users. According to The Guardian, the red "x" in the Windows 10 Upgrade pop-up confirmed the update instead of the traditional rejection or close function it had.

Fortunately, the new Windows 10 upgrade notification did provide a clearer message for its users: the free promo is ending on July 29, a year from the date of its official release. Forbes said that Microsoft also created a support page where users can get information about

Aside from that, Microsoft vowed to heed the request of users to never remind them of the Windows 10 upgrade. All they need to do is hit the 'Do not notify me again' button and the upgrade notices will not show up again.

Free upgrade to Windows 10 runs until July 29, 2016. After that, those how wish to have the new Microsoft operating system would have to pay $119.99 for the Home version and $199.99 for the Pro version.

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