Microsoft starts reminding users…Sorry to interrupt, but this is important

If you are a Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 SP1 user, you may start seeing  full-screen notifications about the soon-to-expire Windows 10 free upgrade offer from Microsoft:

Sorry to interrupt, but this is important. Windows 10 free upgrade offer ends July 29.

Windows 10 free upgrade offer ends

Free upgrade offer end date notification

Microsoft has started reminding users that the free upgrade offer will expire on 29th July, 2106. The screen also offers you options like:

  1. Remind me later
  2. Notify me three more times
  3. Do not notify me again
  4. Upgrade Now.

If you chose the Upgrade now option, your Windows 10 will start.

This message will appear after you have unlocked Windows through the end of the upgrade offer and reappear again after three days if you select the Remind me later option.

But if you have done any of these, the message will not appear, says KB3173040:

  1. Your system is incompatible with Windows 10.
  2. You have previously uninstalled Windows 10 after you upgraded
  3. You have a recent version of the “Get Windows 10” app installed
  4. You have selected the Do not notify me again option
  5. Your Windows 10 installation failed and rolled back
  6. You have hidden the “Get Windows 10” app notifications
  7. You have disabled the Windows 10 upgrade or
  8. You have disabled the offer screen by editing the Registry.

Over 300 million people have upgraded to Windows 10, so if you are have not upgraded yet, you may want to consider upgrading to it for free now.

Now read: What happens after Windows 10 free upgrade expiration date.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.