Microsoft Releases an Update to Remove Get Windows 10 App from Windows 7/8.1

Microsoft Releases an Update to Remove Get Windows 10 App from Windows 7/8.1

Since shortly after the expiration of the year long free upgrade offer from Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10 users on those operating systems stopped getting the prompts to take advantage of the upgrade.

Microsoft stated at that time an update would be released to remove all of the Get Windows 10 updates from the systems of Windows 7 and 8.1 users who stayed put and opted not to upgrade to Windows 10.

Well today is that day when all that now unnecessary software will be removed from those users systems through an update released today by Microsoft under Knowledge Base Article KB3184143.

That update, which is entitled Remove software related to the Windows 10 free upgrade offer,  removes the Get Windows 10 app and all associated software including these related updates:

KB 3035583 -- Update installs Get Windows 10 app in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1
KB 3064683 -- Windows 8.1 OOBE modifications to reserve Windows 10
KB 3072318 -- Update for Windows 8.1 OOBE to upgrade to Windows 10
KB 3090045 -- Windows Update for reserved devices in Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 SP1
KB 3123862 -- Updated capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
KB 3173040 -- Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 end of free upgrade offer notification
KB 3146449 -- Updated Internet Explorer 11 capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7

After KB3184143 is applied your Windows 7 and 8.1 system will be clear of any and all Windows 10 related free upgrade software.

Update: The new update, KB3184143, is an optional update on both Windows 7 and 8.1 so it must be manually selected to install on your system.

Windows 7 Optional Update Page for KB3184143

Windows 7 Optional Update Page

Windows 8.1 Optional Update Page for KB3184143

Windows 8.1 Optional Update Page

Source: Twitter user Dallam Oliver-Lee (@Caboosey)

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