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Get Windows 10 App rolls out to Windows 7 and 8.1 users, asks them to reserve their free upgrade to Windows 10
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Get Windows 10 App rolls out to Windows 7 and 8.1 users, asks them to reserve their free upgrade to Windows 10

by AshwinJune 1, 2015

A Windows 10 Reservation App, called the Get Windows 10 App rolls out to Windows 7 and 8.1 users.

Get Windows 10 App - GWX

This will allow user to reserve their free upgrade to the Windows 10.

Microsoft announced today that Windows 10 is launching on July 29th.

Back in April, we reported about an optional Windows update, which was rolled out to Windows 7 and 8/8.1 users. The update was actually a silent downloader for Windows 10. The update included an executable (.EXE), called GFX.exe. GFX is short for Get Windows Ten.

Get Windows 10 App for Windows 7 and 8.1 users:

Today, news reports emerged on many blogs that Windows 7 and 8.1 users are getting an upgrade notification for Windows 10. The notification is from the Get Windows 10 app, and asks users to reserve their free upgrade for Windows 10. Immediately after reading about this, I switched on to my Windows 7 desktop, but wasn’t able to get the notification.

Then one of my friends told me he had received a new icon on his task bar, along with a pop-up Window. The icon was a white Windows logo, shown in the image below.

Get Windows 10 App - System Tray Icon

The pop-up window is the Windows 10 Reservation App, as shown below.

Get Windows 10 App - GWX Reservation

The app asks users to enter their email-address, to reserve their free upgrade of Windows 10. This will ensure that Windows 10 is downloaded on the user’s PC, when it is launched. The app also highlights some of the new features in Windows 10.

You can check the status of your reservation by right-clicking on the Get Windows 10 App from the System Tray, and selecting the “Check your upgrade status” option.

You can cancel your reservation anytime by following the above step to check your status, and then selecting the “Cancel reservation” option.

If you have more than one Windows device, you will need to reserve the free upgrade to Windows 10, on each device. Please refer to the official Windows 10 FAQ page for more information.

If you haven’t received the Get Windows 10 App on your Windows 7 or 8.x PC, head to this folder C:\Windows\System32\GWX, and run the GWX.exe file. It is reported to trigger the Get Windows 10 reservation app.

GWX-Task Manager

On the other hand, if you wish to get rid of theĀ  reservation app icon, just uninstall the Windows Update KB3035583, or by simply hiding the icon from the Windows Tray.

The purpose of the Get Windows 10 App is to ensure that your device is compatible for Windows 10. Additionally, Microsoft may also use it to detect how many users upgrade to the new OS. The Redmond Company is expecting at least 1 Billion users to upgrade to Windows 10.

Thanks to Grr for the screenshots.

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