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

12 Apr 2015   #61
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Yes, yes, yes Microsoft wants every Windows 7 user to go to Windows 10 and are trying to set things up through Windows 7 Updates.

I don't like their method but it's their call to a point.
You can do as many of us do is just remove the KB's or hide them.
I remove them if possible and have had no problems.

Personally I would need a complete ISO download or a Microsoft DVD to install Windows 10 when it has a prime time release.

I will not risk a completely good working Windows 7 COA to get Windows 10.
I know Microsoft states I would be able to go back to Windows 7 if I didn't like Windows 10. To much of a risk for me to do testing with a $140.00 Windows 7 Pro.


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12 Apr 2015   #62
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Yes, yes, yes Microsoft wants every Windows 7 user to go to Windows 10 and are trying to set things up through Windows 7 Updates.

I don't like their method but it's their call to a point.
You can do as many of us do is just remove the KB's or hide them.
I remove them if possible and have had no problems.

Personally I would need a complete ISO download or a Microsoft DVD to install Windows 10 when it has a prime time release.

I will not risk a completely good working Windows 7 COA to get Windows 10.
I know Microsoft states I would be able to go back to Windows 7 if I didn't like Windows 10. To much of a risk for me to do testing with a $140.00 Windows 7 Pro.
I agree even though I don't have pro. I have an home premium but the windows 7 computer cost me or us around $400.00 (sort of a gift). I didn't agree to pay for windows 10.


It will also be interesting to see what happens on patch Tuesday.
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12 Apr 2015   #63
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I look forward to a time when all of this recommended and optional updates stuff is over and only important updates are offered
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12 Apr 2015   #64
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Curious:
Does anyone know....
If we will be able to clean install Windows 10 for free (for 1 year) when they release the RTM?

Or is it going to be either-
Upgrade from windows 7 for free *
or
Buy a full retail copy to clean install.

* I suppose we could just clean install W7 fresh, then upgrade. ( I intend to keep an image of my current W7 as a backup). But I will want an actual installation file (ISO) to fondle and fetish.

I have already made up my mind to move to 10 when it comes out full release - warts and all. W7 is getting long in the tooth, and running current tech on an old OS is insane. I have no time now to play with the tech preview. I will do what I did when I went from XP to 7 - full immersion.
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12 Apr 2015   #65
Computer0304

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Regarding those mysterious updates - I think we should not get too wound up about them right now. I have made myself a 'watch list' of the KBs in question. And when the day comes that they trigger bothersome actions, I can still delete them. Chasing them right now on all my systems would be a full time job. Right now we don't even know what they will do.
Yeah, thats exactly what I'm thinking of too. Keep the updates and remove if anything odd starts.
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
...If you remove too much it might not work correctly.
If that happens, just reinstall the updates. so far, I haven't had any problems.
Yeah, I had to reinstall it for now because it caused Windows Update update check problems.
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12 Apr 2015   #66
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
If we will be able to clean install Windows 10 for free (for 1 year) when they release the RTM?
It is not supposed to be free for 1 year, but we can get it free during the first year and then keep it for the life of that hardware. And they said that there will be an iso. That would allow a clean install.
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12 Apr 2015   #67
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I got used to their so "Descriptive" description of their updates because they think that their users wouldn't care enough.
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13 Apr 2015   #68
OvenMaster

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

If Microsoft offers Win 7 users Windows 10 after its first Service Pack is issued, I might bite.
I am not interested in being a pre-SP1 beta-tester guinea pig.
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13 Apr 2015   #69
Computer0304

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

Well doesn't RTM count as complete release which is not Beta?
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13 Apr 2015   #70
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Well doesn't RTM count as complete release which is not Beta?
Yes, but the first complete release usually will still have some bugs that take a while to fix. Usually, the vast majority are fixed by SP1 which usually comes out around a year after the initial RTM. For that reason, many people prefer to wait until the first SP before adopting a new OS, both to avoid the early bugs and to make sure the new OS doesn't turn out to be a dud.
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