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How to manage Windows 10 notification and upgrade options

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  1. ireland

    ireland Active member

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    How to manage Windows 10 notification and upgrade options

    Microsoft has produced documentation on how to manage and disable the Windows 10 upgrade, although I doubt that this is something that many regular users would come across.

    Microsoft is making Windows 10 available for free for one year from the date of availability. This offer is available to customers who are using non-Enterprise, non-Embedded editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. If you have Windows 7 Pro or Windows 8.1 Pro deployed in your organization, Windows 10 will be offered to you. This article describes the notification and upgrade options, and it explains how you can manage these options.

    Regardless of current disqualifying criteria, administrators who want to prevent Windows 7, Windows 7 for Embedded Systems, Windows 8.1, and Windows Embedded 8.1 Pro clients from upgrading should enable the policy settings that are discussed in this article.

    For more information about upgrade requirements for Windows 10, see the Windows home page.

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    How to manage the Windows 10 upgrade

    Automatic scenarios
    The Windows 10 upgrade is automatically blocked (that is, no further action is required) on computers or other devices in the following scenarios:

    • The computer or device is joined to a domain.
    • The computer is managed through MDM.
    • The computer is running any of the following systems that are excluded from this reservation offer:
      • Windows 8.1 Enterprise or Windows 8 Enterprise
      • Windows RT 8.1 or Windows RT
      • Windows Embedded 8.1 Pro
      • Windows Embedded 8 Standard
      • Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry or Windows Embedded 8 Industry
      • Windows 7 Enterprise
      • Windows 7 for Embedded Systems
      • Windows Embedded Standard 7
      • Windows Embedded POSReady 7
    Non-automatic scenarios


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