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

17 Apr 2015   #121
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

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I uninstalled KB3035583 the other day. I searched my entire computer for anything containing "gwx" and this is what I found. I wonder
1. why these items weren't removed when I uninstalled the update, and
2. if I can delete these items myself with no harm to my install.
Looks like anything containing "gwx" is now gone. Good riddance.




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17 Apr 2015   #122
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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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
I still get Windows Updates while keeping KB3035583 hidden.
Maybe i'm not understanding, but i don't see where i need to unhide this KB for Windows Update to work ?
It gave me an issue but better explained here,
Windows is activated delay :/

The error code comes up sa one of the possibilities is an a-v or malware blocking something ?
So possibly MSE or mbam or even sas ?
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17 Apr 2015   #123
Brds7t7

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

Some more info about KB2990214.

Microsoft elaborates on KB 2990214, KB 3044374 Win10 nagware | InfoWorld

It sort of confirms what I mentioned earlier, just updates to the Windows Update Agent files.

These are the only extra files that get added to my pc:

Wu.upgrade.ps.dll

Windowsupdate.adml

Winsetupui.dll

All the others are just updated versions of existing files.
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17 Apr 2015   #124
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I like that new "nagware" expression and this comment by the Canadian:

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The issue is not that we do not want Windows 10. The problem is that we do not know if we want it and refuse to be stampeded into it on Microsoft's schedule. Like any product in the market (free or not) we will investigate, evaluate, and decide if it is what we want. It is critical that Microsoft realize that Windows 7 is the gold standard now. If Windows 10 has any shades of Windows 8 in it at all, Most people will reject it. That was a loser and if all you are doing is putting new lipstick on that pig, you can for get it.
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17 Apr 2015   #125
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't know if anybody from Microsoft reads our forum but I think they should understand some things.

In the most part we want new things and are willing to try them to see if they meet our needs and desires.
What we don't want is to be nagged and hornswoggled into them.

Just look at Wolfgang. He has been into computers when they were make holes in punch cards with a pointed stick and a rock. Now he use all kinds of operating sytems, computers, and programs. Doesn't sound like someone that is not willing to try new thing.

Wolfgang is just a example I feel that I can use to display my point.

We don't run from new but we do want new to come with better and are willing to test and try new things.

I'm new to computers. I got started with Windows 98.
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17 Apr 2015   #126
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Hey! I remember punch cards and tape....
back in `7x I was using both...
At least they didn't have a half-life
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17 Apr 2015   #127
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Hey! I remember punch cards and tape....
back in `7x I was using both...
At least they didn't have a half-life
I also remember the punch cards. I used to have to file the stupid things. I also used to buff floors around the machines that used them. One bump and everything went nuts (although the machines didn't spew cards like the do in the movies). Technology has come a long way since then.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I don't know if anybody from Microsoft reads our forum but I think they should understand some things.

In the most part we want new things and are willing to try them to see if they meet our needs and desires.
What we don't want is to be nagged and hornswoggled into them.

Just look at Wolfgang. He has been into computers when they were make holes in punch cards with a pointed stick and a rock. Now he use all kinds of operating sytems, computers, and programs. Doesn't sound like someone that is not willing to try new thing.

Wolfgang is just a example I feel that I can use to display my point.

We don't run from new but we do want new to come with better and are willing to test and try new things.

I'm new to computers. I got started with Windows 98.
I never appreciate it when something is rammed down my throat.

Like the Bear, I'm not adverse to new technology as long as it actually benefits me. Part of the benefit has to include being cost effective (not having to replace otherwise perfectly good hardware or rack up a new monthly bill), not require radical changes to my workflow and not require a steep learning curve to realize only a slight gain in benefits.
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17 Apr 2015   #128
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hi Jack, the wife and I got a good laugh from your last posting. You are always so right. The first computer I worked on in 1958 ( a Zuse Z11) used paper tape. The punched cards came later when I worked on the IBM/650, 1401 and 7070 in the early 60s.
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17 Apr 2015   #129
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

so there !
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17 Apr 2015   #130
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you folks. You proved my point.

We like new technology and have for decades but we are not lemmings.

Microsoft will not shove us down the technology road but we will follow a good road put in front of us.

I do understand that Microsoft is looking for new customers even if they are counterfeiters. They should not forget the Billion customers they already have that are buying their products and have for decades.
The good point is we Billion will buy Microsoft products in the future if they just put out a product we want.

I'm not quite sure how Microsoft makes money off of a Billion counterfeiters. Maybe a tax wright off.
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