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    Update to Windows 10 Nag Screen on IE

    Occasionally, Chrome browser doesn't work on some website so IE 11 is employed temporarily. Lately, a nag screen overlay "Microsoft recommends Windows 10 ...." pops up every time IE 11 is opened. Is there any way to avoid that popup? We're sticking with Windows 8.1 Pro mainly because we use Windows Media Center for recording and watching TV shows. Windows Update is set to "Never ever check for updates no matter what". Any suggestions, please?

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    Try uninstalling Updated Internet Explorer 11 capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. This was released as part of the MS16-023 patch Tuesday security update for IE11. As far as I can tell there is nothing security related to KB3146449.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    Try uninstalling Updated Internet Explorer 11 capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. This was released as part of the MS16-023 patch Tuesday security update for IE11. As far as I can tell there is nothing security related to KB3146449.

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    OK, checked it out in "Installed Updates" list of Windows Update and i don't have that update. Is it possible that MSFT has taken another pushy step forward in their Get-Windows-10-so-we'll-have-total-world-domination plan? Is this annoying popup as unavoidable as Donald Trump's hair?

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    The patch was part of a larger patch Tuesday release. So, it may not be listed individually. And YES, Microsoft is taking another pushy, intrusive step to get people to upgrade.

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    OK, guys, thanks. Have to put up with that nag screen for now. Was thinking about using IE more often but not if this keeps popping up frequently. We also discussed at home what to do about Windows 10. So far we decided to keep our Win 8.1 Pro PCs just as they are for continued use of Windows Media Center. Our Win 8 (not Pro) laptop will probably get Win 10 sometime soon as will my 2009-vintage Win 7 PC. Someone mentioned there may be a big Win 10 update or revision this spring so maybe we'll wait a couple of months before proceeding on Win 10. Can anyone here confirm a major Win 10 update or revised build coming up soon?

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    There is a big update coming. The timing is not clear. Some say June. Just remember that if you wish to take advantage of the free upgrade to Win10 you must do it before July 29.

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    OK, thanks. Will keep a lookout for Win 10 big update and make sure we do the upgrade(?) prior to July 29.

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