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Windows 7: Microsoft silently preparing your PC for Win 10

12 Apr 2015   #131
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Actually here is a partial list (Some are just for windows 8/8.1) to get your system read for windows 10.

KB2990214
KB3035583
KB2952664
KB3021917
KB2976978
KB2819745

I can understand one update to notify you to download windows 10 and check a box saying not interested, why prepare a system for windows 10 if the person is not going to upgrade? Just wait tell they want to install windows 10 if ever.


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12 Apr 2015   #132
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Just got this one, the description is the same as the others, what are we supposed to do with it ?

Once again the more info link takes you here.

Before you install Windows 10 Technical Preview - Microsoft Windows
It depends, If you're getting the machine that update came on ready for Windows 10 (W10) then install it.

If your not, then hide it otherwise it will keep coming back especially if you use Windows Updates Cleanup.

There are two other lets say prerequisite KB's if one is going to install W10 on a 7 or 8 machine, KB2952664 and KB3035583. If you've looked around there is I believe 2 maybe 3 other threads and numerous articles on the web about these three KB's and how MS is being for one, sneaky about letting users know what these three are for. Do a search for any one of them.

The general consensus here seems to be to hide these three until/unless you need them otherwise they keep coming back.


Related:
Check this thread from carwiz: Update enables additional capabilities for Windows - Broken
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12 Apr 2015   #133
eatup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
Actually here is a partial list (Some are just for windows 8/8.1) to get your system read for windows 10.

KB2990214
KB3035583
KB2952664
KB3021917
KB2976978
KB2819745

I can understand one update to notify you to download windows 10 and check a box saying not interested, why prepare a system for windows 10 if the person is not going to upgrade? Just wait tell they want to install windows 10 if ever.
We need an official list of those kb's and sticky it!
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14 Apr 2015   #134
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Kb's 2990214 & 2952664 mysteriously vanished from my M$ hidden updates list.
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14 Apr 2015   #135
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Urthboundmisfit View Post
Kb's 2990214 & 2952664 mysteriously vanished from my M$ hidden updates list.

I didn't think Microsoft would read this forums. Maybe, I was right about those updates not being legal in the U.S. we do have some odd laws. Again, I could be wrong-I am not a lawyer and this is just my opinion.
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14 Apr 2015   #136
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Urthboundmisfit View Post
Kb's 2990214 & 2952664 mysteriously vanished from my M$ hidden updates list.
Me too :/
This one is still there though KB3035583
The other 2 were optional the above 1 was/ is recommended.
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14 Apr 2015   #137
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Never know,
It's bad enough to see an animation on a login screen = outlook.com
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14 Apr 2015   #138
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Here's what you see when you check for KB2990214:

Microsoft silently preparing your PC for Win 10-kb.jpg

The others seem unaffected "for now".


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14 Apr 2015   #139
Scottyboy99

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Very nervous about this. I have been installing all the recommended and critical updates. Hopefully windows 10 won't make it into my machine - I would only go to version 10 if I got it with a new PC. Too much potential to mess with existing programs and drivers that work well on windows 7. Plus my machine has a cache SSD running dataplex software. I don't suppose that would play well on windows 10 and would have real potential of messing things up. All for patches security wise but I prey windows 10 if it ever pops up just silently sits under the optional section of updates which I never ever install (normal updates are nerve wracking enough without risking unnecessary ones)
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14 Apr 2015   #140
gregrocker

 

There is no way Microsoft is going to force through a Windows 10 upgrade without full approval of the consumer. They are most likely wanting a way to communicate with Windows 7 users about the new features and offer a free ($100-150 value) upgrade. This is hardly something nefarious.

At the last MVP Summit we urged the Ten Team to educate MS's 2 billion desktop consumers on the benefits of Apps like Mail, Weather, People, News and the like on their Start menu, since Windows 8 disastrously tried to force these without having any but social media consumers aware even of what Apps are and how useful they can be. It was suggested that a good way to do this is short video vignettes, so that may be all these "ads" will be. I understand our resistance to popups but they are offering something for free so perhaps there is a tradeoff to consider there.

It certainly will not be any attempt to sneak Windows 10 on your PC as MS learned from Windows 8 that happy Windows 7 users are not going anywhere without being sold on it and they would face an even worse disaster than Windows 8 if they tried to force it. Windows 8 may have succeeded best at finally coaxing millions of XP holdouts to upgrade to....Windows 7, which is only now at the top of its curve.

At that MVP Summit on MS campus in November, I was identified to the Ten Team by the top MS Community MVP as the biggest supporter of Windows 7 they would ever meet. I then related how I had been using Windows 10 for over a month (then) and found it faster and in many ways better than Windows 7. I told them that the problem was going to be making it as likeable to consumers as Windows 7 and for that they needed to sell the purpose of apps, possibly with short videos to demonstrate how easy it is to pop nine webmail accounts into a pleasing single Mail interface with large reading pane. I like having my latest Mail, News briefs, Weather forecast, Skype activity and People updates (popped from each address book, then linked to their Facebook) at a glance on my Start Menu. This is a real improvement on Windows 7 that doesn't force a Wall of Buttons that slams down on your work like a guillotine, but is via fully customizable tiles over to the side of a familiar Start menu which resizes to include as many as you want.

So this may very well be paving the way for them to introduce Windows 10 to us in such a way as to invite more consumer interest to its features. Perhaps they could do this better via TV commercials, or they may do both. What it is not is an attempt to force Windows 10 on people who don't want it yet.

The Windows 10 Team is too interactive, too chastened by the Windows 8 disaster, to overstep in such a way. And they are agile and interactive enough they can jump back quickly which may be what they did with some Updates.

I hope here at the esteemed home of Windows 7 we don't become like the XPirees who've stopped by for years only to yell at us to get off their lawns.
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