We recently covered Microsoft on devices running Windows 10 version 1803, starting to show users a warning to upgrade to the recent version of Windows 10 as version 1803 is nearing end of support. The software giant today updated a support document confirming Users running Windows 10 versions 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709 and 1803 expect to receive a notification to “Upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10”.
The company recommends that users running previous versions of Windows 10 upgrade to Windows 10 1809 and provides instructions suggesting that the notification can be avoided if they so choose.
If you are running Windows 10 on your computer other than versions 1903 and 1809, you will likely get a notification from Windows 10 Update Assistant. Here is what the notification looks like in Windows 10 1803 with message
“One of the best features of Windows 10 is that it keeps getting better with every update. This PC is not running the latest secure version of Windows 10. This PC is running version 1803. The latest version is 1809” The notification dialog gives an “Update now” and do not update now” button on click at first “can help you get the latest security enhancements and feature enhancements. ”
You can check which version of Windows 10 you are using by running the “winver” command in the Run dialog. The document last updated today (October 10, 2019) confirms that the update notification will also be displayed by the Windows Update wizard on some devices that have not installed recent updates.
KB4023814 update is responsible for showing the update notification, it can be listed under installed updates or appears as “Windows 10 Update Assistant” under Programs and Features if installed.
Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant can be uninstalled by running the following command.
Or you can also prevent Windows 10 from showing the notification by deleting the folders below.
If you are unable to remove these folders, open the task manager and kill the following processes if they are running.
Are you already seeing or have you seen the Windows 10 update notification?