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Microsoft has started showing Windows 10 users full-screen notifications about upgrading to Windows 11

Windows 10 users first started seeing full-screen toast notifications about upgrading to Windows 11 in February 2023. They have now reappeared after installing an additional update released in January 2024.

More than two years have passed since the release of Windows 11, but a huge portion of users are still using the previous version of the OS. Microsoft has announced that support for Windows 10 will end on October 14, 2025.

Now Microsoft is once again promoting Windows 11 through a four-page pop-up window. On the first screen, the company reports that the system can be transferred to Windows 11 for free. In this case, the setup will occur in the background, which will allow you to not interrupt your work. On the second screen, Microsoft recommends upgrading to Windows 11 because it's a smooth transition and the design will be easy to get used to.

On the third screen, Windows 11 is positioned as an interesting update with a new interface, improved security and speed. It also notes that some Windows 10 features may not be available in Windows 11.

On the fourth screen, Microsoft reminds users that users can remain on Windows 10.

According to StatCounter, Windows 10 still has a market share of 66.43%, while Windows 11 still has a market share of 27.82%. It grew slightly after the September 2023 update, which integrated Copilot. Windows 10 usage dropped from 71.6% during this time.

At the end of January, Windows 10 users reported that after installing the January updates, they encountered large numbers of applications not working on PCs with older processors, including Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon. When starting the standard software, a notification appears with the inscription: “File system error (-2147219196).” Users could not open the Photos, Calculator, Movies and TV, Feedback Center, 3D Viewer, and so on applications.

Microsoft has started showing Windows 10 users full-screen notifications about upgrading to Windows 11