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Windows 7: Are you serious right now?(Windows 10 forced)

14 Mar 2016   #41
woodyleonhard

Many OSs on multiple platforms
 
 

I s'pose you don't have to believe it, but the Win10 upgrade ran on my Win7 machine on Friday night. I had a fresh, completely clean install of Win7 Pro SP1, brought up to date with all defaults (including "Automatic Update" turned on). I let the machine sit there overnight, and on Saturday morning discovered that the Win10 upgrade had run - and failed.

I've been using - and writing about - Windows Update since it was first released in the XP days. I've covered it in the "Windows All-In-One For Dummies" books for XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1 (and lamented its absence for Win 10). I know how to use WU settings - both the exposed settings, and the supporting registry and gpedit settings.

And I got bit. On an absolutely clean machine.


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14 Mar 2016   #42
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Ya but Vista was a flop, although I loved the change, but they didn`t hand out 7, the best OS ever made.

As as far as this campaign you speak of, I think I`ve seen 10 commercials on TV and Windows 10 on a hood of a Nascar.

Windows 7 on the other hand was all over TV, you`d think they would have made the public much more aware of what they were doing and it may have gone over much better.

Just as you say not everyone is a PC wiz, then so not everyone is a windows insider, and they just want to use their PC.

Hell, some people don`t even watch the news or read a newspaper
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14 Mar 2016   #43
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post

I'm not surprised. Even though I do not approve of the way they did it.
Yeah "hey let us update your old out of date OS to the latest one for free" is such a shitty thing to do
That presumes that "latest" equals "best". Reasonable people might disagree about that.
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14 Mar 2016   #44
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by woodyleonhard View Post
I s'pose you don't have to believe it, but the Win10 upgrade ran on my Win7 machine on Friday night. I had a fresh, completely clean install of Win7 Pro SP1, brought up to date with all defaults (including "Automatic Update" turned on). I let the machine sit there overnight, and on Saturday morning discovered that the Win10 upgrade had run - and failed.

I've been using - and writing about - Windows Update since it was first released in the XP days. I've covered it in the "Windows All-In-One For Dummies" books for XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1 (and lamented its absence for Win 10). I know how to use WU settings - both the exposed settings, and the supporting registry and gpedit settings.

And I got bit. On an absolutely clean machine.
You can't quote infoworld and pretend to be credible.
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14 Mar 2016   #45
woodyleonhard

Many OSs on multiple platforms
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Emmar View Post
When did this happen?

They did force it on people, I had my W 8.1 laptop updates set to never and then disabled in Services and I got a note in the message center to turn on my updates because there important updates to be installed. I looked at the updates and the first thing I saw were driver updates at the top of the list. I knew if I updated I would have had W 10 installed.

I read in another forum they admitted their "mistake" and said it was an error. I haven't heard anything else about it being forced since then.
It happened in October. It happened again last weekend.

Not everyone got bit, but many did. Look at Reddit.
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14 Mar 2016   #46
z3r010

 

See above
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14 Mar 2016   #47
woodyleonhard

Many OSs on multiple platforms
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Sorry, but the user interacted and downloaded an update, it does not upgrade to Windows 10 all by itself.

It is impossible for it to do that.

If that were the case then explain to me why I still have Windows 7 ????

You`re reading an article from people who don`t have a clue, and got their data from users that don`t have a clue.

Microsoft allowing the free upgrade to windows 10 is the stupidest thing ever done in the history of man kind ( and that includes the Hindenburg incident ) it has caused nothing but problems for every loyal windows 7 user.

Windows 10 is fine, but it should have never been done this way, it should have been sold just like every other Windows OS, period.
Agree with your conclusions wholeheartedly. But it IS possible. It happened to me.
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14 Mar 2016   #48
z3r010

 

User error.
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14 Mar 2016   #49
woodyleonhard

Many OSs on multiple platforms
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by woodyleonhard View Post
I s'pose you don't have to believe it...
You can't quote infoworld and pretend to be credible.
I'm not quoting InfoWorld. I wrote the article.
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14 Mar 2016   #50
z3r010

 

There goes your credibility then
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