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Windows 7: Microsoft silently preparing your PC for Win 10

21 Apr 2015   #181
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I just wish ZDNet stopped with the popups on exit and load faster,
But that could be browser related


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21 Apr 2015   #182
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
I'm not happy with installing updates that are negatively affecting the performance of my system.
My point was you can hide and block an unwanted update. Microsoft is not forcing you to install this update in question, nor are they forcing you to install Windows 10.
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21 Apr 2015   #183
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
I'm not happy with installing updates that are negatively affecting the performance of my system.
My point was you can hide and block an unwanted update. Microsoft is not forcing you to install this update in question, nor are they forcing you to install Windows 10.
I didn't actually say they were forcing them on anyone.
Just that they've been a little vague in their descriptions. And if they're pushed to a novice user who just installs every update and it negatively impacts your system then it becomes a problem.
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21 Apr 2015   #184
Melita

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

There is a quote here from someone to the effect that " a handful of people trying to spin this update process as a sneaky move on Microsoft's part". Nice words, 'spin' and all that!

Anyone is entitled to use whatever euphemism one likes. As far as I am concerned these updates that are being sneaked in, some even as "Important", which are not necessary to the proper functioning of Windows 7, or even W 8 for that matter, is a sneaky and underhand activity by Microsoft.

Thank you,
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21 Apr 2015   #185
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Well it's not like they aren't listed at all
That would be sneaky if not listed
It's just as said preparing for upgrading.

Odd from prior releases that I remember.
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21 Apr 2015   #186
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I've left feedback for Microsoft on numerous occasions on leaving their site (at their request) that their descriptions of updates could be much more informative instead of the generic write ups they do give. If they did do this maybe people wouldn't be so up in arms about these updates now, nobody knows exactly what they're for or what they're going to do. I know Windows 10 will not be able to overwrite anybody's current install without being given permission by the user, but some users may think it's a good idea without being completely informed about what Windows 10 is. Maybe these updates will tell them nearer to the date.

I may reintroduce them just to see what gives.
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21 Apr 2015   #187
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melita View Post
There is a quote here from someone to the effect that " a handful of people trying to spin this update process as a sneaky move on Microsoft's part". Nice words, 'spin' and all that!

Anyone is entitled to use whatever euphemism one likes. As far as I am concerned these updates that are being sneaked in, some even as "Important", which are not necessary to the proper functioning of Windows 7, or even W 8 for that matter, is a sneaky and underhand activity by Microsoft.

Thank you,
I think Ed Bott was referring to his peers in the press. Not people like you and me. And the press people always 'spin' things. Think on this one idiot on Fox - I forgot his name.
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21 Apr 2015   #188
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
I've left feedback for Microsoft on numerous occasions

I may reintroduce them just to see what gives.
I have too especially the win-10 ones as in Why they disappeared from the Hide list and morphed to Important

I might too on win-8-8.1 mind you
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21 Apr 2015   #189
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I have two spare W7 OEM licenses at least one of which will be upgraded to W10 so I may install one on my second SSD and install the updates and see what happens. I want W10 on that drive anyway so it won't matter, at least I could document the upgrade process (even though I'd much prefer a clean install).
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21 Apr 2015   #190
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep clean and mean
Just not mean enough to brick
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