If you're using a PC running Windows 7 or 8, you may be getting a little sick of endless popup screens telling you to upgrade to version 10.
And you may be worried about inadvertently installing the upgrade as part of a security update.
"Regular security updates help protect computers from malicious attacks, so upgrading and staying current is important," Microsoft says on a web page about the change.
Internet Explorer 11 offers "improved security, increased performance, better backward compatibility" and support for modern web standards, it added.
Microsoft will start pushing out a Windows 10 upgrade as a recommended, virtually mandatory, update very soon (it's right now only an optional download).
Some people are tempted to turn off Windows Update completely to avoid getting the new operating system – don't.
In this article, we’ll explain how to stop Windows 10 updates. Prior to his writing career, he was a Financial Consultant.