Windows 10
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Microsoft will soon rollout its Windows 10 upgrade strategy for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs. Some recent changes were made in the GWX control panel to help detect errors in the upgrade, thereby allowing faster installation of the OS without fail.

The GWX tool was originally designed to remove the Get Windows 10 applet from the screen once users installed the new OS on their Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs, which started in March and was activated in June, said GWX Control Panel designer and software engineer, Josh Mayfield.

The problem, however, made PCs more vulnerable to the peculiarities of Windows 10’s upgrade behaviour. Mayfield has been tracking Microsoft’s strategy so as to add up-to-date features and required changes to prevent the prevent the automatic installation process.

As of now, the latest upgrade made to GWX Control Panel’s likely to help users from repeatedly upgrading the app to detect any changes in Microsoft’s upgrade strategy. The GWX Control Panel 1.6 was released on Nov. 24 and is available for free download, reports Computer World.

Mayfield recently said in an interview the concurrent Windows 10 upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs was made possible by continued upgrades bundled into other devices. He further added the company doesn’t change the name of the update, but only its version with a new binary file.

With changes to the GWX panel, users can enjoy a smoother experience when retrying an OS upgrade and additional upgrades from Windows 7 to Windows 10. The upgrade will help the company monitor the quality of your upgrade experience.

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