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Windows 10 Upgrade Forcing
 
ServiusTheBear  posted on Jul 08, 2016 4:38:28 AM - Report post

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Well I just got that lovely full screen crap from MS about upgrading to win10. Sorry MS but am not bugging.

I have told it am not interested. But I at this point dont trust their stuff now. So I am expecting it to try and upgrade to win 10 by the 29th of July. If it does al be reverting right away and if it mucks up my system. MS will be getting contacted by my lawyer.

[Edited by ServiusTheBear, 7/8/2016 4:41:49 AM]

 
So1emn  posted on Jul 09, 2016 6:51:52 PM - Report post

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FYR, there are a couple of third-party freeware available that can disable the forced upgrade, and even delete all Windows 10 installation files that may currently reside on your PC.

1) GWX Control Panel [ ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/ ]

or

2) Never10 [ Link ]


EDIT: Interesting...the url formatting function automagically adds an https to a regular http address.

[Edited by So1emn, 7/9/2016 6:59:47 PM]

 
B4Marc  posted on Jul 09, 2016 9:40:00 PM - Report post

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originally posted by ServiusTheBear

Well I just got that lovely full screen crap from MS about upgrading to win10. Sorry MS but am not bugging.

I have told it am not interested. But I at this point dont trust their stuff now. So I am expecting it to try and upgrade to win 10 by the 29th of July. If it does al be reverting right away and if it mucks up my system. MS will be getting contacted by my lawyer.

[Edited by ServiusTheBear, 7/8/2016 4:41:49 AM]

I'm avoiding problems by filtering their patches and prefer to sacrifice some moola to get it (WinX, at least Pro) and keep it on a separate, protected hard-drive

 
ServiusTheBear  posted on Jul 10, 2016 1:09:54 AM - Report post

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originally posted by So1emn

FYR, there are a couple of third-party freeware available that can disable the forced upgrade, and even delete all Windows 10 installation files that may currently reside on your PC.

1) GWX Control Panel [ ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/ ]

or

2) Never10 [ Link ]


EDIT: Interesting...the url formatting function automagically adds an https to a regular http address.

[Edited by So1emn, 7/9/2016 6:59:47 PM]

Yeah grabbed the GWX. But I have the feeling MS will be like hahahahaha yonk forced in.

 
So1emn  posted on Jul 10, 2016 3:34:31 AM - Report post

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If you really want to be sure, then you could also grab Never10 and check whether the upgrade setting is truly disabled and all Win 10 files have been removed. IMHO, I prefer Never10 for its more straightforward design, where I'm not overwhelmed with options like in GWX.

Likewise, I also hope that I can retain my Win 7 PC intact past the July 29th deadline. Among other reasons, I have a 15+ yo HP laser printer that's still going strong, but is not compatible with Win 10.

 
dodge444  posted on Jul 10, 2016 1:16:09 PM - Report post

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Do I understand that Microsoft will FORCE users to upgrade by the end of the month? Yikes.

I upgraded both my laptop and PC earlier this year (or maybe even last year, I forget just when) Win 10 is OK most of the time but I've had more little bugs and glitches with it than I ever got with Win 7 and 8.1. Especially with my Outlook mail software.

Microsoft Edge, their flagship browser is flakey and prone to random malfunction. If you're happy with your current OS I'd try to stay with that.

 
ServiusTheBear  posted on Jul 10, 2016 1:34:07 PM - Report post

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originally posted by So1emn

If you really want to be sure, then you could also grab Never10 and check whether the upgrade setting is truly disabled and all Win 10 files have been removed. IMHO, I prefer Never10 for its more straightforward design, where I'm not overwhelmed with options like in GWX.

Likewise, I also hope that I can retain my Win 7 PC intact past the July 29th deadline. Among other reasons, I have a 15+ yo HP laser printer that's still going strong, but is not compatible with Win 10.

yeah that Never 10 states its already disabled that is good to see. I need to work on two more systems. One for my mothers crafting stuff. Which dose not like Win 8 or above.... And one for the old man so he can play his games or just might combine them. I should be able to use my win7 code for that when I upgrade to pro so I can utilize my whole rig.

 
sadzewicz  posted on Jul 11, 2016 10:26:33 AM - Report post

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Yeah microsoft has become complete ****s with their whole upgrade everything and Force updates all the time strategy. Pro-tip if you do eventually get forced into windows 10 and have a wired instead of wireless internet connection you only get to tell them to F-off and change the auto-update time to later so many times before it just randomly shuts down the PC to update irregardless of what you are doing. As soon as I finish getting my IST AS and SRA BA degrees with Penn State world campus that requires me to use different microsoft programs for coursework I'm immediately switching to Linux I think.

EDIT: If you have a wireless connection you are golden because you can check an option that you have a metered or whatever connection to where it cannot download any updates without permission since you stated that you get charged by the amount of data you use.

[Edited by sadzewicz, 7/11/2016 10:27:42 AM]

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