Windows 7 begins to display full screen alerts to better encourage you to upgrade your operating system to a newer version - ideally Windows 10. However, some users prefer to stay on Windows 7 despite the security risks involved. . Here's how to turn off those annoying reminders you'd rather ignore anyway!
As you know, Windows 7 is coming to the end of the road: the operating system will no longer be updated from January 15, 2020. As a result, all the security vulnerabilities that will be discovered from there will no longer be sealed. This means that if you are still using Windows 7 computers for sensitive operations, your security will take a hit. This is also why it is advisable to switch to a more recent version of Windows - to continue to benefit from security patches.
However, some companies can subscribe to paid update extensions until 2023. Since October, Windows 7 displays various messages to encourage you to upgrade your machine. But with the December update, a much more annoying message begins to appear in full screen. This comes with two buttons (Learn more and Remind me later) as well as a Never remind me again link. You can click on this link to stop seeing the popup.
The GHacks site also gives another method for system administrators who potentially need to perform this operation on many machines. Using the system registry.
Also read: Windows 7 - how to migrate to Windows 10 for free before it's too late
How to turn off the annoying end of support popup
Again, most users will just click on Never remind me again, but in case you want to remove this popup before it appears or on many machines at once, it is also possible to proceed as follows. Start by modifying the system registry on a machine:
- Press the keys Windows + R type regedit then Starter
- Go to the HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionEOSNotify key
- If there is a Dword value DiscontinueEOS double click on it and choose 1 as the value
- If the Dword value does not exist, right click on EOSNotify and select New> Dword (32-bit) and give it 1 as a value
You can then export the registry in the menus. You can then copy this file to the machines on which you want to make the change and double click on it, or automate this task with the method of your choice.