Windows 10 release set for July 29th 2015
The popups, now appearing on some windows 7 and 8 PC’s are causing quite a stir. With some people on reddit calling it both ‘intrusive’ and ‘malware-like’
It would appear that it is KB3035583 that installs this notification, but that requires Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 to function correctly, at the bottom of the article we have included a step by step guide in forcing this update in order to be able to reserve your own copy of Windows 10
Below, the sirst 5 screens, then taking you through to the final offer, of ‘reserving Windows 10’
If you are still looking to get a hold of the update supplying this notification then Reddit user FearGX_ explains that you can force the update to do its thing. We’ve reformatted his instructions below.
- Open the Control Panel, choose Administrative Tools, and then fire up the Task Scheduler.
- Expand Task Scheduler Library, then Microsoft, then Windows, and finally scroll down to expand Setup.
- Click the folder GWXTriggers and on the far right hit Run.
Again, this will only work if you’re running a legitimate copy of Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1, have KB3035583 installed, and have all the latest updates.