Microsoft made history when it announced Windows 10 would be available as a free upgrade. However, the constant reminder to upgrade in the form of a “Get Windows 10″ app (known as “nagware”) has become intrusive for users of the older Windows operating systems.

There are several rules already in place for receiving the free upgrade, but now Microsoft is adding a new rule for the Windows 10 upgrade.

On Microsoft’s TechNet blog, the Redmond giant said it will be rolling out the “Get Windows 10” app to additional devices in the U.S. later this month for devices that license Windows 7 Pro or Windows 8.1 Pro. The “Get Windows 10” app will also be added to devices that are configured to receive updates directly from the Windows Update service and are joined to an Active Directory domain. “Like consumers, small businesses and organizations will soon be able to receive notifications about the upgrade and then directly upgrade to Windows 10 through an easy-to-use interface right from the system tray on their Windows 7 Pro or Windows 8.1 Pro PC,” said Microsoft in a blog post.

 Forbes contributor Gordon Kelly pointed out that Microsoft’s nagware has been heavily criticized for persistent attempts to push consumers to upgrade, but now businesses will be receiving the same treatment. In the past, Microsoft did not push business users to upgrade because of their reliance on legacy software — which could cause compatibility problems. Fortunately, the “Get Windows 10” app will not show up for companies that plan to manage updates on their own.

Source: Microsoft Monday: New Windows 10 ‘Free’ Rule, Windows 7 And 8 Lose Support, Word Flow Coming To iOS – Forbes