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New notifications may lure more users into upgrading to Window 10
New notifications may lure more users into upgrading to Window 10

Microsoft has seen pretty rapid adoption of Windows 10, and today announced they’ve crossed the 110 million user mark. In a push to hit the 1 billion Windows 10 device goal the company set for itself earlier this year, the company is making it easier for Windows 7 and 8.1 users to upgrade starting today.

In a blog post announcing the changes, Microsoft operating systems chief Terry Myerson said that the company is switching up the notifications that users see when the upgrade to Windows 10 is available. The new notifications will be clearer and a little more inviting than previous iterations.

Microsoft is also streamlining its reservation system, which was initially implemented to smooth the preorder phase of the Windows 10 rollout.

“While over 110 million devices have successfully upgraded to Windows 10, the two-step process is no longer relevant now that we are beyond the preorder phase and Windows 10 is immediately available,” Myerson said in the post. “In an effort to streamline the process, we will automatically kick off the upgrade process once you have made a reservation.”

Users will still have a chance to stop the upgrade after it downloads, but now the process won’t take quite as long. Myerson also reminds users that they have 31 days to get use to Windows 10 without worrying about losing access to their old OS. Everything from the prior version of Windows can be reinstalled in the Update and Security setting section.

In order to hit that 1 billion device mark, Microsoft is also working hard to get non-genuine users to upgrade to a legitimate version of Windows 10. Myerson announced plans to test out a new system in the U.S. that would allow users to quickly get a legal version of the operating system to enable the free upgrade to Windows 10.

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