Your PC stuck in Windows 10 "reschedule or upgrade now" limbo? Here's a fix

The fix comes in the form on an update to a third-party utility called GWX Control Panel, an excellent utility that has previously allowed users to opt out of and avoid the nags to upgrade to Windows 10.

Your PC stuck in Windows 10 "reschedule or upgrade now" limbo?
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Earlier this month Microsoft pushed out an update with a dodgy setting to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users that began triggering the Windows 10 upgrade process and only allowed the process to berescheduled and not cancelled. If you're still stuck suffering from this, there is now a fix.

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The fix comes in the form on an update to a third-party utility called GWX Control Panel, an excellent utility that has previously allowed users to opt out of and avoid the nags to upgrade to Windows 10.

"Version 1.4 is now live," writes Josh Mayfield, the brains behind the GWX Control Panel. "This fixes some of the more stubborn Windows Update issues folks have reported and hopefully finally fixes the dreaded Windows 10 "reschedule or upgrade now" cycle that some users have found themselves in."

The earlier version of GWX Control Panel had been unable to help users been given the option to "reschedule or upgrade now."

Last month it was revealed that Microsoft was quietly downloading the Windows 10 installer files -- many gigabytes in size -- to users who had not asked for them, just in case they decided they wanted to upgrade.

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