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Windows 7: Microsoft to users: You'll download Windows 10, and you'll like it

28 Nov 2015   #211
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

One or more of the last lot of Patch Tuesday updates for W7 must be related to W10.

I was looking at my OS partition and I noticed a C:\$Windows.~BT folder that had been created last week.
Inside was a Sources folder.
Luckily it only contained some sort of log file.


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28 Nov 2015   #212
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
One or more of the last lot of Patch Tuesday updates for W7 must be related to W10.

I was looking at my OS partition and I noticed a C:\$Windows.~BT folder that had been created last week.
Inside was a Sources folder.
Luckily it only contained some sort of log file.
Yep, also known as "I am ready to install Windows 10".
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28 Nov 2015   #213
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

I installed the Windows updates on the 12th of November, but whatever was responsible waited until the 18th to try to download W10.
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28 Nov 2015   #214
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I installed the Windows updates on the 12th of November, but whatever was responsible waited until the 18th to try to download W10.
What steps have you taken to prevent W10 from downloading/installing?
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29 Nov 2015   #215
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

I've been hiding various updates (especially the ones that keep coming back).
I have Windows Update disabled so it (supposedly) can't do anything when I'm not looking.

I have backup images, so if it happens again I'll just rollback a couple of months and recheck my hidden updates list.

Update
I noticed I installed KB3102810 which seems to be some sort of Windows Update patch.
I guess it is the culprit.
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29 Nov 2015   #216
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I've been hiding various updates (especially the ones that keep coming back).
I have Windows Update disabled so it (supposedly) can't do anything when I'm not looking.

I have backup images, so if it happens again I'll just rollback a couple of months and recheck my hidden updates list.

Update
I noticed I installed KB3102810 which seems to be some sort of Windows Update patch.
I guess it is the culprit.

Why not using the Group Policy setting to avoid forced "upgrade" to W10? I have enabled this setting and nothing related to W10 is coming my way, no extra folders, downloads, etc.
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29 Nov 2015   #217
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

GWX Control Panel Update Keeps Win 10 Away from Windows 7 PCs Forever - Windows 10 Forums

I got the links below from the link listed above. Both tutorials done by Brink.

Get Windows 10 Icon - Remove from Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

According to Brink the blocking of windows 10 upgrade will still work when Microsoft changes windows 10 to recommend updates in 2016

Here is my multiple boot system.
Windows 7 64 bit Primary Partition 1 /dev/sda1 (Windows 7 Oemslp clean install using windows dell re-installation disk provided by dell)

Windows 10 32 bit Primary Partition 2 /dev/sda2 (Upgraded from windows 7 retail, then did a clean install using mct. Change key to windows 7 retail after clean install to make sure 10 would be legit)

Small shared Primary Partition 3 /dev/sda3 (Keeps both windows from creating a system reserve partition)
Lubuntu 64 bit Logical Partition 5 14.04.3 with wine 32 & xfce4 desktops /dev/sda5
Ext3 Empty Logical Partition 6 /dev/sda6 test other Linux distro's
Linux swap Logical Partition 7 /dev/sda7



Now, I have still have not seen windows 10 listed in the optional section.
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29 Nov 2015   #218
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
...I noticed I installed KB3102810 which seems to be some sort of Windows Update patch.
I guess it is the culprit.
Could be. I have it on my Specialized High Intensity Training list.
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29 Nov 2015   #219
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I don't see the need for any major cause to panic. Microsoft have confirmed that it will be impossible to install Windows 10 without accepting the EULA so even for those with automatic updates enabled it shouldn't be possible for the installation to be made automatically. I would also be very surprised if Microsoft aren't fully aware of the measures being used to avoid the installation and will have their own way of bypassing them if they really are determined to force through the upgrade.
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29 Nov 2015   #220
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I've been hiding various updates (especially the ones that keep coming back).
I have Windows Update disabled so it (supposedly) can't do anything when I'm not looking.

I have backup images, so if it happens again I'll just rollback a couple of months and recheck my hidden updates list.

Update
I noticed I installed KB3102810 which seems to be some sort of Windows Update patch.
I guess it is the culprit.
Thanks for the reply.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
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Why not using the Group Policy setting to avoid forced "upgrade" to W10? I have enabled this setting and nothing related to W10 is coming my way, no extra folders, downloads, etc.
If certian updates are hidden, then that GPO setting won't work.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
GWX Control Panel Update Keeps Win 10 Away from Windows 7 PCs Forever - Windows 10 Forums

I got the links below from the link listed above. Both tutorials done by Brink.

Get Windows 10 Icon - Remove from Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

According to Brink the blocking of windows 10 upgrade will still work when Microsoft changes windows 10 to recommend updates in 2016
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If certian updates are hidden, then none of what you suggested will work.
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