Microsoft releases proper way to opt out of windows 10 upgrades

If you haven't been notified to upgrade to Windows 10, consider yourself lucky. The constant notifications have been an annoyance at best and disaster at worst, as business users click the button and unknowingly turn their computer into a security and privacy threat or break line of business software. Luckily, Microsoft has released a guide to turn off these 'upgrade now' messages and stop automatic upgrading, yet another issue. According to Ars Technica:

Microsoft has announced its intent to make the Windows 10 upgrade for existing Windows 7 and 8.1 users more widely available. In tandem with this, the company has also, at last, offered a good way of rejecting the upgrade and making the notifications about it go away forever.

We have found free, simple solutions on the web for this issue before, but we are glad that Microsoft has lent an ear to our complaints and put out this guide.