Have you ever seen a message informing you that Microsoft will officially stop supporting Windows 7, on January 14, 2020? By so doing Windows will start nagging you to upgrade to Windows 10. In this article, you will get to know how to avoid such nags.
Reasons why Windows 7 Nags
It came to our notice that, Microsoft will just support Windows 7 with security patches until January 14, 2020. This can be known as “ end of support” or “end of life” date. Just after January 14, 2020, Windows 7 will leave the extended support, but if you as a businessman will want to continue, you have to pay for additional support but have in mind that you will not be stuck with security patches.
This implies that Windows 7 machines will increase immensely, it will now be very easy for software developers to leave those old PC behind; in other words, stop writing software that works on Windows 7.
In regards to this, we strongly advise to upgrade to a supported operating system by January 14, 2020, so any time the nag shows, feel free and hide the nag and use your pc.
How To Remove The Nag From Our System
We also discovered that the nag comes as a part of KB4493132, an update that will be installed automatically by Windows. If your PC exhibit automatic update features, there is no big deal in stopping the nag from appearing, all you have to do is to avoid installing the update or remove it, if it has already been installed on your PC. NOTE: The update is named “Windows 7 SP1 support notification”.
KB4493132 was first released on 19th March 2019, and possibly it might be on your window 7 PC. Nevertheless, this will remain dormant until April 18, 2019. By then the nag message will appear.
If you do not want to install the update simply choose not to install the update from Windows update, just hide it whenever you see it then once Windows 7 is set and ready to install the update automatically, you can set it to notify you but automatically install them or uninstall the update afterward.
To hide the update, simply take your cursor to the control panel on your pc, click on system and security then click on Windows update, you will now see all the available updates, right-click KB4493132 if it happens that it was among the list shown, then select “Hide update.”
Have it in mind that there is still a way out if you had already installed this update and wished to uninstall it. The only thing you have to do is to go to the control panel, click on programs, then click on view installed update, locate KB4493132 in the list, if you couldn’t see it, you can search for it using the search box, and once you locate it click on “uninstall.” At once you have uninstalled the update. Or better still you can simply not worry about it, the nag will surface once on the 18th of April 2019. You can still check the box that says you never want to see it again and close the window, once you do this you are done and will never see it