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Windows 7: Part 2: Microsoft silently preparing your PC for Win 10

15 Apr 2015   #91
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Haha, the reference to Minecraft with the name Redstone.


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16 Apr 2015   #92
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OvenMaster View Post
I get the distinct impression that we aren't supposed to know... if M$ wanted us to know, they'd have explained everything clearly. They have not.
I get the impression there's a LOT we're not supposed to know about. The push to turn most all MS OS's into 10 is apparently well underway. What makes me wary is that lots of people are out there tracking/selling your personal browsing habits. By giving away the OS, they are loosing out on a large chunk of revenues, so how will they make this up on their profit sheets?

So far I've been able to dodge the questionable updates, I normally sort through them anyway since not every hotfix applies to every machine & some aren't needed. I wonder how long before it gets to the point these updates just go right ahead install without your knowledge....providing it isn't already happening.
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16 Apr 2015   #93
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I agree I've in the past posted win updates that do not like to be hidden
These three that posted up in the last 2 weeks.. now are about the same,
The morphed Optional now Important one KB2990214
And I believe Recommended so far KB3035583 will need to be unhidden every update cycle before a successful update search list will appear
Otherwise I'll see a similar error code like this last go round 8024402c

Very weird.
Windows Update error 8024402C - Windows Help

Other google search turns into a reset of windows updates
I imagine so I get a win-8 upgrade update pushed out :/
Windows Update - Reset
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16 Apr 2015   #94
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

I wonder if a class action lawsuit in the US is viable? What can the EU do?

Just thinking out loud...

Regards,
GEWB
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16 Apr 2015   #95
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
I wonder if a class action lawsuit in the US is viable? What can the EU do?

Just thinking out loud...

Regards,
GEWB
It depends on what those update actually do, as said earlier it not wise for Microsoft to to do those updates the reason after the free upgrade, who wants to keep getting notified about it? I also assume there will be a checkbox to check to stop further notifications. Plus for people who need to do clean install of windows 7 those updates are going to make there job harder. I assume after the free upgraded expires, those notification will be stopped. Again, I am not a lawyer.

I did find out one interesting fact when I was testing windows 10.
Grub boot manager prevents windows 10 from being installed or upgrade to the next build. It will install but on the final boot up, it will say failed, restoring previous build or previous version. Other windows update have no issues with grub.
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16 Apr 2015   #96
eatup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

I wouldn't be surprised if they pull another "XP-MSE" event come this summer, but for Windows 7. They bugged the very last version of MSE for XP with the annoying "end of support" notification that 1. was akin to the "windows is not genuine" notification, ie. very hard to stop/close it, and 2. It literally froze my mother's system,I had to uninstall MSE just to get XP to work again!

Similarly, the "upgrade to WX" notifcation might be very hard to dismiss...
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16 Apr 2015   #97
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eatup View Post
I wouldn't be surprised if they pull another "XP-MSE" event come this summer, but for Windows 7. They bugged the very last version of MSE for XP with the annoying "end of support" notification that 1. was akin to the "windows is not genuine" notification, ie. very hard to stop/close it, and 2. It literally froze my mother's system,I had to uninstall MSE just to get XP to work again!

Similarly, the "upgrade to WX" notifcation might be very hard to dismiss...
Not gonna happen - at least not until 2019.
Even Vista still has two more years of supported life - until early 2017
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16 Apr 2015   #98
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eatup View Post
I wouldn't be surprised if they pull another "XP-MSE" event come this summer, but for Windows 7. They bugged the very last version of MSE for XP with the annoying "end of support" notification that 1. was akin to the "windows is not genuine" notification, ie. very hard to stop/close it, and 2. It literally froze my mother's system,I had to uninstall MSE just to get XP to work again!

Similarly, the "upgrade to WX" notifcation might be very hard to dismiss...
Actually, you would have been wise to have heeded that warning. XP is past its End Of Life and is no longer receiving security updates from M$. That means any new security holes that get discovered will no longer get plugged by a M$ update. XP was a great OS in its time but its past time to replace it (and probably the machine it's on, as well).
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16 Apr 2015   #99
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Well as I don't plan on installing W10 until it's been out for at least a few months....

Part 2: Microsoft silently preparing your PC for Win 10-uploadfromtaptalk1429198572584.jpg

I'll consider un-hiding and installing them when it's time for me to upgrade, not when Microsoft wants me to. I don't want to be nagged to install W10 as soon as it's released.


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16 Apr 2015   #100
eatup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eatup View Post
I wouldn't be surprised if they pull another "XP-MSE" event come this summer, but for Windows 7. They bugged the very last version of MSE for XP with the annoying "end of support" notification that 1. was akin to the "windows is not genuine" notification, ie. very hard to stop/close it, and 2. It literally froze my mother's system,I had to uninstall MSE just to get XP to work again!

Similarly, the "upgrade to WX" notifcation might be very hard to dismiss...
Actually, you would have been wise to have heeded that warning. XP is past its End Of Life and is no longer receiving security updates from M$. That means any new security holes that get discovered will no longer get plugged by a M$ update. XP was a great OS in its time but its past time to replace it (and probably the machine it's on, as well).
Heed what warning? I'm typing this on XP with the version of MSE before the very last one for XP installed. Just b/c something is past eol doesn't mean it's not usable for the next decade or two, or that it's suddenly become "vulnerable" if you have the right protection in place...

Anyways, it's unbelievable the kind of stuff "they" would do just to get you to move to a newer OS...

(Btw, left panel says I'm using Win7. That was when I registered for this account, not necessarily the OS I'm using to log in...)
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