Saturday, June 13, 2015

Microsoft Windows 10 Nagware

A couple months ago, Microsoft began showing advertisements (nagware) for Windows 10 on the Windows 8 desktops.

The nagware recently arrived on Windows 7.

This "important" patch KB3035583 is driving the Windows 10 on-desktop promotions.  Removing KB3035583 should remove the Windows 10 promotions.  From the Microsoft website:

Update for Microsoft Windows (KB3035583)

This update enables additional capabilities for Windows Update notifications when new updates are available to the user. It applies to a computer that is running Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Before you install this update, check out the Prerequisites section.