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Windows 7: Microsoft silently preparing your PC for Win 10

07 Apr 2015   #31
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Up to you. I uninstalled it.


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07 Apr 2015   #32
lehnerus2000

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

If you have installed "KB3035583" there will be a folder named "GWX" in your "System32" folder.
Microsoft silently preparing your PC for Win 10-kb3035583-gwx-folder.png


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07 Apr 2015   #33
Arfer Daley

Win 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
WHAT?

Name: Update for Windows 7 (KB3035583)
Status: Successful
Importance: Recommended
Date Installed: 4/4/2015

Should I uninstall it or leave it alone?

depends whether you want to auto update to w 10 when released
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07 Apr 2015   #34
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arfer Daley View Post
depends whether you want to auto update to w 10 when released
Do you have a link showing if this update is installed it will AUTO update to Win 10 ?

Or, does having this update installed allow you to be notified of a possible/free update to W 10 ?
Or, does it check if a PC is able to run Win 10 ?
Or, ... ???
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08 Apr 2015   #35
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Microsoft would never force windows 10 update, anyway you would have to agree to the Eula before it even installs and/or downloads. So keep an extra eye on those windows pop-up EULA request.
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08 Apr 2015   #36
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Hmm checking for a new update seems to take forever after uninstalling to check for updates... maybe Microsoft wants us so bad to get Win10? Going to reinstall.
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08 Apr 2015   #37
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
We'll have to see how much better the RTM is compared to 7 or 8.1. Right now I see nothing, absolutely nothing in 10 that I need. It is slower than 8.1 - for booting it takes more than twice the time. For a beta with little function that is a LOT.

I just removed 10 totally from my system, deleted the iso files and the image backups. Deleted all partitions on my computer and created a new full temporary partition, then restored from a Macrium reflect image back. Unsubscribed from most windows 10 threads, There is still a few threads I want to keep an eye on. Now, I am back to my normal dual booting with Windows 7 and Linux. That why I am posting so late.

I agree with you, I see nothing I need either. I also hide KB3035583 & KB2952664


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Hmm checking for a new update seems to take forever after uninstalling to check for updates... maybe Microsoft wants us so bad to get Win10? Going to reinstall.
Try rebooting after it is uninstalled before checking for updates.
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08 Apr 2015   #38
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goodlad View Post
...if they want to discontinue support for W7 let them do so...
Wash your mouth out and quit giving them ideas!
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08 Apr 2015   #39
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Changing your windows updates settings and get off automatic will usually help a great deal,
I have mine set to Check for updates but let me decide whether to download and install them,
Check the box to receive recommended updates the same way.
Windows Update Settings - Change

Uninstalling shouldn't be a big deal with recommended or optional updates I've done it many times
Or even hiding the one I caught before I downloaded them. which is the best policy.

But you can always wait a day or two and review here or the windows update section of the forum for feedback on these updates and decide whether you want to download them or hide them.
I always wait until Saturday morning before downloading and installing. Saturday is when I usually do my weekly reboot anyway and it's the morning after I do my weekly image.
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08 Apr 2015   #40
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Well I'm going to keep it and just remember this is here because IMHO, I don't care if I will keep on getting nagged by the notifications and because it may cause problems if I don't install it in the future. Just my opinion, please don't get mad at me.
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