That’s not spam it’s a feature!

After restarting my PC at home I noticed a new icon in the taskbar. This can be seen in the image below:

After clicking it I got the following message

First thing to notice is that: This is really from Microsoft and not spam!

The story

Microsoft is offering a limited time (1 year after release) free upgrade from windows 7 & 8 (8.1) to Windows 10. This popup allows an user to register so that when Windows 10 releases on 29th July everyone who registers get the upgrade for themselves.

My windows doesn’t have the icon?

First make sure that you’ve installed the latest updates from Windows update. Also the upgrade icon doesn’t show in the following windows versions:

  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise

So it’s really not a virus/spam?

No it’s not a virus


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