I am getting pop-ups that say “Get Windows 8.1 for free”. Is this really from Microsoft?

I am getting pop-ups that say “Get Windows 8.1 for free”. I want to be sure this isn’t spam or a virus. Is this really from Microsoft?
 

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Last updated April 3, 2019 Views 7,892 Applies to:
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Hi,

 

Yes, it is from Microsoft. This is your notification that you can download and update to Windows 8.1 for free from the Windows Store:

 

 

Since you have Windows 8, you can update to Windows 8.1 for free by going here and selecting Get the update, even if you haven’t seen the notification on your device yet. Windows 8.1 has new features and enhancements to make Windows faster and easier to use. Learn more about Windows 8.1 by going to our What’s new in Windows page.

 

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