Weather Forecast Interrupted by Windows 10 Upgrade Nag (video)

One of the most common complaints about Microsoft’s various methods for relentlessly pushing Windows 10 is the upgrade nag screen which can pop up at the most inconvenient times. By default, Windows displays these upgrade prompts at random with scant regard for the user’s workflow.

This annoying behavior was on full display recently when the Windows 10 upgrade notice hijacked a weather forecast being presented live by KCCI meteorologist Metinka Slater. Ms. Slater handled the situation with grace and aplomb, but it’s a prime example of how these Windows 10 notifications have absolutely zero sense of priority:

Sunny with a chance of Nags?

Apparently, the techs at KCCI haven’t heard of GWX Control Panel, perhaps they need to subscribe to DCT. đŸ™‚


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Jim Hillier

Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT. A computer veteran with 30+ years experience who first started writing about computers and tech back in the days when freeware was actually free. His first computer was a TRS-80 in the 1980s, he progressed through the Commodore series of computers before moving to PCs in the 1990s. Now retired (aka an old geezer), Jim retains his passion for all things tech and still enjoys building and repairing computers for a select clientele... as well as writing for DCT, of course.


  1. And speaking of nags, every time I visit DavesComputerTips — which I usually do soon after I receive Dave’s newsletter, to which I am subscribed — a popup that says, WHY NOT SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER? interrupts my reading, and occasionally, my posting. Yep, there it goes again. đŸ™‚

  2. I’m waiting for a W10 update to interrupt something crucial to peoples health and well-being, such as air-traffic control. This appears to be a wrongful-death lawsuit waiting to happen.