Remove software related to the Windows 10 free upgrade offer

About this update

This update removes the Get Windows 10 app and other software related to the Windows 10 free upgrade offer that expired on July 29, 2016. For a complete list of the software removed by this Windows Update, see the update replacement information.

You can find answers to frequently asked questions about upgrading to Windows 10 at the Windows 10 Q&A page.

How to obtain this update

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is available on Windows Update. For more information about how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Operating systemUpdate
Update for Windows 7 (KB3184143)Download Download the package now.
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3184143)Download Download the package now.
Update for Windows 8.1 (KB3184143)Download Download the package now.
Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB3184143)Download Download the package now.
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Update detail information

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to install this update.

Registry information

To apply this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update replaces the following previously-released software:

KB 3035583 -- Update installs Get Windows 10 app in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1
KB 3064683 -- Windows 8.1 OOBE modifications to reserve Windows 10
KB 3072318 -- Update for Windows 8.1 OOBE to upgrade to Windows 10
KB 3090045 -- Windows Update for reserved devices in Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 SP1
KB 3123862 -- Updated capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
KB 3173040 -- Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 end of free upgrade offer notification
KB 3146449 -- Updated Internet Explorer 11 capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7

References

See the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

File Information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Be aware that dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time and with your current daylight saving time bias. The dates and times may also change when you perform certain operations on the files.
x86 Windows 8.1
x86 Windows 8.1
x64 Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
x64 Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
x86 Windows 7
x86 Windows 7
x64 Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
x64 Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
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Article ID: 3184143 - Last Review: Sep 26, 2016 - Revision: 1

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