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Windows 7: Almost FORCED to update to Win 10 ??? NO!!! Help !!!

29 Aug 2015   #1
glnz

Dual boot - Win 7 Pro 64-bit and Win 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Almost FORCED to update to Win 10 ??? NO!!! Help !!!

In my Win 7 Pro 64-bit, I just saw the following entry in Windows Logs - System:

Quote:
"Installation Ready: The following updates are downloaded and ready for installation. This computer is currently scheduled to install these updates on ‎Saturday, ‎August ‎29, ‎2015 at 5:32 PM:
- Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro"
No !!! Don't want to leave Win 7 !!!

So I immediately went to my Installed Updates and UNinstalled the only recent update, which was Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3077715), which was supposed to be only "August 2015 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems". Well, maybe it was, and something else triggered the Win 10 upgrade entry??

I am now past the 5:32pm upgrade time and it hasn't happened yet, but I'm scared!! What should I do to prevent the upgrade ???

Help! It's prowling around upstairs and I need help!!

PS - My PC is currently dual-booting Win 7 (which I want to save from this monster) and Win 10 (because I upgraded my 8.1 to 10), of course with different partitions on the hard drive. Is it something about the dual-booting with 10 that is infecting my 7?


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29 Aug 2015   #2
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

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29 Aug 2015   #3
glnz

Dual boot - Win 7 Pro 64-bit and Win 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

carwiz - what do you think about
Almost FORCED to upgrade 7 to 10 ??? NO!!! Help me stop this!!! - Windows 10 Forums

It's a different approach. Would value your thoughts.
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29 Aug 2015   #4
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Follow the links. You'll find that they are the same.
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29 Aug 2015   #5
glnz

Dual boot - Win 7 Pro 64-bit and Win 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

carwiz - you are correct. Thanks.
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30 Aug 2015   #6
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Not very often.

Stopping, bailing out and reversing W10 seem to be hot topics. Pointing everyone to the same thread(s) is much easier than repeating.
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30 Aug 2015   #7
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

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30 Aug 2015   #8
glnz

Dual boot - Win 7 Pro 64-bit and Win 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

carwiz and boris -

After a lot of effort, my first Win 7 machine is now apparently NOT re-installing KB2952664, and I deleted the $Windows~bt folder, but ...

... after being on for a while, it generates more than a thousand NTFS errors all at once and asks that I run a chkdsk.

Well, I've run the chkdsk /f a few times, and (an hour after reboot) it still generates more than a thousand NTFS errors all at once !

So my deletion of the $Windows~bt folder screwed it all up?

Why is MS doing this to us?
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30 Aug 2015   #9
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

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Why is MS doing this to us?
I'm not sure what you mean.

MS simply offered the upgrade. YOU installed the updates. YOU accepted the offer and had to click on RESERVE the upgrade. Which means YOU wanted it downloaded and installed.

Not sure why you are getting NTFS errors. You didn't post any messages or log entries. They may be unrelated but you didn't say how you "deleted" the system/hidden file(s). And we have no idea of what else is going on in your system.

Try running CHKDSK /r. It will take longer but checks sectors as well as the file structure. (No need to repeat /f option.)
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30 Aug 2015   #10
glnz

Dual boot - Win 7 Pro 64-bit and Win 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

carwiz - thanks for suggestion, but a chkdsk /f /r did not help. Another 1,000 + error messages about 30 minutes after the most recent boot-up.

Just because I deleted the $Windows ~ bt folder?

By the way, I much appreciate your attention and suggestions, but I never wanted my Win 7 to upgrade to 10. (I did want my Win 8.1 to upgrade, but I wanted to preserve my 7.) MS's secret upgrade KBs slipped by me despite some vigilance.

Why is MS proceeding in stealth mode?
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