Microsoft pushes Windows 10 upgrade to Windows 7 and 8.1, Pro Active Directory




Microsoft releases Windows 10 upgrade notification shortly to domainjoined versions of Windows 7 and 8.1, Pro Pro. With the message Microsoft encourages businesses and organizations to directly install the latest version of the OS. There is an official method to block this.

Microsoft distributes the ‘Get 10’ Windows app that handles the upgrade and displays prior notification, this month in the US and then in other countries. To qualify for the upgrade capability eligible small businesses and organizations must satisfy a number of conditions.

They have to run Windows 7 Pro or Windows 8.1 Pro; the upgrade process does not come to the Enterprise Editions. They must also receive updates directly from Windows Update, not via WSUS servers or System Center Configuration Manager. Finally, they must be joined to an Active Directory domain. Users of Windows 7 Pro Pro and 8.1, which were not related to Windows domains were shown the notification already.

Microsoft has been some criticism of his policies to push for Windows 10 users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Many users were not served with the notification and automatic updating. To accommodate them, Microsoft has a guide put online how the pop-up and upgrade his block, although many systems have now probably been updated. Users who want to block the upgrade, install a Group Policy Object and activate it.


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