Windows 10 offers users who have installed Windows 7 and 8 the opportunity to upgrade, but is not mandatory.
Microsoft has not said that you will not be able to use your Windows machine by failing to upgrade to Windows 10. However, this has not stopped the users from receiving annoying notifications all the time requesting them to make the upgrade. Fortunately, you can do something to stop receiving the annoying notifications.
The KB3035583 patch
To ensure that your Windows tablet, laptop or PC does not bother you any more with the Windows 10 upgrade notifications, you should look for and identify a patch called KB3035583. To do this, go to Windows Update. Afterwards, check for the Installed Updates, which is the location for the patch. Once here, disable all the automatic updates and you will never have to worry about the patch making a comeback any time soon to cause further annoyance.
Avoid clicking the patch
Even if you notice the patch on the Windows taskbar, do not click it. Clicking it will be akin to providing the patch with the license to continue reminding you of the need to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10. The reminders will keep appearing when you least expect. The notifications could even distract you from whatever it is that you are doing, thus causing a delay in terms of finishing your task/work on time.
Avoid installing updates automatically
Whatever you do, it would almost be criminal-like on your part to give Microsoft the permission to keep installing updates via Windows Updates automatically. Take this power away from Microsoft and there will be no need to keep worrying about the nagging notifications to upgrade to Windows 10, despite all the benefits that accrue from taking such a step. Denying Microsoft the permission to do this would keep the KB3035583 patch away from your machine.
The patch appears as the white 4-quarter logo icon for the new Windows. It is harder to ignore or consider the icon as anything other than the best-intended feature or tool from Microsoft until it is too late. If all else fails, the next best alternative would be to identify the most effective tool and use it to kill the icon permanently. Plenty of standalone programs, which require no installation, can be useful in such tasks.
For these reasons, what you need to remember is that it is not mandatory to upgrade to Windows 10. Feel free to continue using Windows 7 or 8 on any of your PCs, laptops and tablets. If the notice or alert asking you to upgrade to Windows 10 constantly appears on your machine, yet you have no intention to, take any of the aforementioned measures. Afterwards, feel free to work in peace.