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Windows Phone 8.1 upgrade to Windows 10 using Upgrade Advisor, Windows Insider app not possible anymore

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Microsoft has blatantly started blocking Windows 10 upgrade for Windows Phone 8.1 users as per the reports that are coming in from multiple inputs. If you are carrying around a Windows Phone device which is running on Windows Phone 8.1 OS, and was eligible for the upgrade to Windows 10 during the initial launch, you may not be able to do it right now.

Both the Upgrade Advisor app path as well as getting the update via Windows Insider app has been blocked, preventing the upgrade and throw an error or doesn’t work as expected. The Redmond giant has not released any official statement regarding the silent kill, and may be from what it looks like, never will.

In case you are not aware, Microsoft recently dropped support for older Lumia devices to get the official Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update, and left their hardcore fans to swallow the bitter truth, with a smiling face.

On another note, if you already have Windows 10 Mobile installed on an eligible device, and plan to downgrade in the future, you may face issues getting the Windows 10 upgrade, later. Better is to deal with what you already have, and move on.

It is quite apparent that Microsoft is shutting the doors for Windows Phone and doesn’t even bother to let the fans know what to expect in the future. No one would have believed that Nokia-Microsoft partnership would end on this note and may be, Microsoft has plans to introduce a new device category, but I can bet it will all be aimed at Businesses, and there would be no place for something called Phone.

Do let us know your thoughts on the issue in the comments below.

Shafat

Shafat has more than 5 years of Tech journalism experience. He likes to write about latest Tech and Gadgets. He is a proud Lumia 950 owner and Windows fan. He has been covering Tech and Gadget news on other well-known Tech sites GadgetOx and Nokiapoweruser since long. He loves to code and is a proficient developer.
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  • M Rankin

    A great swan song john Mayer – moving on getting over
    A 520 640 925 1520 user

    • I understand 🙂

      • M Rankin

        Still going use 640 as my Daily driver until it gets dropped than maybe ios 🙁 ha

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