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Windows 7: Windows 10 Tried To 'Upgrade' My PC All By Itself!

18 May 2016   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Callender's link looks good


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18 May 2016   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I trust Chris and GRC so I download and used Never10.
After reading the description and article it made sense to me.
I'm going to run Clean Disk, SFC /SCANNOW and see what happens after a reboot and Windows 7 Update Search.
Then take a peak in the registry.
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18 May 2016   #13
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by woodbine View Post
Thanks for everyone's further replies.

I have just clicked on the 'Get Windows 10' icon on the bottom right of screen and it said my 10 upgrade was scheduled for this Saturday. I have cancelled the upgrade - but am I right that this isn't a permanent solution?

I'm slightly confused as to what I need to do now to stop Win 10 permanently from upgrading me in the future and pestering me. With my basic knowledge, am I best using GWX Control Panel programme? Is it safe and reliable?

Then what? Do I need to remove the Windows 10 updates and programme (which I understand takes up a fair bit of space) from my pc - and how do I do it?

Do I also need a disc clean up as suggested by Keager? Which cleaner to use?

Would really appreciate a simple plan of action. Thanks all.
This will stop the upgrade from being offered through windows update,

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

Which is the main avenue people are getting the upgrade through, therefore, unless you manually initiate the upgrade process after using the method linked above, you can rest assured it won't start the upgrade.

I won't bother with all the other applications, I didn't use them myself so you can listen to the others.

They are mostly dealing with all the related updates that are offering you the upgrade.
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18 May 2016   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea I agree Brink's tutorial is all I've used

I used GWX control panel just to see what it said so I never used anything but it's scan results.
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18 May 2016   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I just installed Never10 by GRC on two computers.
The steps I took.

1. Check for Windows 7 Updates. Installed the ones I wanted and hid the ones I didn't want.
2. Completed a Disk Cleanup and rebooted.
3. Complete a SFC /SCANNOW. NO problems found
4. Used CCleaner clean up and check the registry. No problems found.
5. Completed scan with TFC and rebooted.
6. CCleaner again and did a cleanup again. After running TFC and rebooting I always get a lot of junk from Windows logs.
7. Installed and used Never10 and used it. Rebooted.
8. Checked Windows 7 Updates again, none found.
9. Another SFC /SCANNOW, no problems found.
10. Another Disk Cleanup. Noticed it hung longer on Windows Update Cleanup than normal. Rebooted.
11. Checked CCleaner (Registry) it found no garbage.

**Will Never10 do what is states it will do; I don't know, only time will tell.
So far Never10 has not hurt my systems in any way I can tell.

Please note:
I did not have GWX Control Panel installed and never have.

Your millage may very.

Thank you Callender for finding Never10!


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19 May 2016   #16
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

No Problem. Never 10 does block Windows 10 Upgrade - I used "Secpod Saner" on my system to fix another problem and in doing so it attempted to download and install "Get Windows 10" app as a missing update. Registry entries created by "Never 10" were respected and the update did not install.
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19 May 2016   #17
Bertison

Windows 7/64 HPremium.
 
 

Hi Woodbine, I suspect that you are a Senior Brit like myself, if I'm wrong I apologise.

I had all the problems you describe, on both my desktop and my wife's laptop. Downloading GWX Control Panel is a simple process and it will take care of any Win10 stuff you have on your PC, just as it did with mine. I will put a screenshot here to show you what you get after download. Take time to read the Control Panel and set it as the screenshot. Good luck.


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19 May 2016   #18
Bertison

Windows 7/64 HPremium.
 
 

Should have added: where the "Get Windows 10" icon was, you will get a "10" icon. There will also be an icon on the Desktop. Click them anytime and you can access the Control panel.

The reason why you got the 10 icon and the upgrade, is that you have Windows Updates set to "Automatic". To change that, go to Control Panel -> Windows Update -> Change settings -> (set it to) -> Check For Updates But Let Me Choose Whether to Download and Install Them.

That way, you can choose what to install.
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19 May 2016   #19
Keager

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by woodbine View Post
Do I also need a disc clean up as suggested by Keager? Which cleaner to use?
Just use the built in windows cleaner. Right click on the C drive, properties, disk cleanup there should be next to the graphic of the C drive.
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22 May 2016   #20
woodbine

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bertison View Post
Hi Woodbine, I suspect that you are a Senior Brit like myself, if I'm wrong I apologise.
No need to apologise. Yes, I'm a Brit and 50 years old later this year. Not quite a senior (although sometimes my body begs to differ), but I'm of the last generation not to be brought up with computers from birth. No bad thing, in my book.

Thanks for your advice, though I went for the Never 10 option in the end.
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