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Windows 7: Making it Easier to Upgrade to Windows 10

30 Oct 2015   #21
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

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I agree with you.

I do wonder what will happen after the free upgrade expires.
You mean free upgrade offer expires right? The free upgrade remains free for the life of the device once you do it.

One would hope they stop pushing the update via Windows update. If you haven't upgraded by then you likely never will.
alphanumeric;

Yes, I meant when the free upgrade offer expires. (I think I said that correctly).

Also, Microsoft should no longer list windows 10 as a recommend update as well when the free upgrade offer expires.



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30 Oct 2015   #22
lehnerus2000

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

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Turning off Windows Update, Permanently.
It's the only way to be sure.

Soon MS will reclassify it as a "Security Update".
Best way to be sure is to make a system image before every update and then you can always restore back to your previous OS
I always create Macrium Reflect backup images before installing the Patch Tuesday updates.

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Gee thanks MS.
When are we going to see an article about making it easier to permanently block W10?


Get Windows 10 Icon - Remove from Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums
That isn't MS making it easy.
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31 Oct 2015   #23
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Would changing all users (except one) to standard users prevent updates & upgrades in windows 7 from Microsoft not the user?
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31 Oct 2015   #24
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

It's the way I use it with home premium since it has no group policy
Yes only 1 admin account all others standard
Uncheck the box in the admin account to let all users install updates.

The only way it 10 will slip by is if you missed it along with any other new features Recommended or Optional updates.
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31 Oct 2015   #25
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

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Would changing all users (except one) to standard users prevent updates & upgrades in windows 7 from Microsoft not the user?
Maybe not, look at second paragraph in quote from M$ updates statement. This is why I have updates turned OFF, and check manually once in a while. This has no bearing on MSE as it still updates on its own
Art.

Choice and control

Update Services are turned on if you choose one of the following settings: (a) install updates automatically; (b) download updates but let me choose whether to install them; or (c) check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them. The Windows Update service is turned on and set to "Install updates automatically" when you choose the express settings during Windows setup.
If you turn on the Update Services, regardless of which setting you have chosen, required updates to some components of the service will be downloaded and installed automatically without further notice to you. If you would prefer not to receive required updates, turn off the Update Services
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31 Oct 2015   #26
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

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Would changing all users (except one) to standard users prevent updates & upgrades in windows 7 from Microsoft not the user?
Maybe not, look at second paragraph in quote from M$ updates statement. This is why I have updates turned OFF, and check manually once in a while. This has no bearing on MSE as it still updates on its own
Art.

Choice and control

Update Services are turned on if you choose one of the following settings: (a) install updates automatically; (b) download updates but let me choose whether to install them; or (c) check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them. The Windows Update service is turned on and set to "Install updates automatically" when you choose the express settings during Windows setup.
If you turn on the Update Services, regardless of which setting you have chosen, required updates to some components of the service will be downloaded and installed automatically without further notice to you. If you would prefer not to receive required updates, turn off the Update Services

I guess I will have to keep a look out for the $Windows.~BT folder and make sure it doesn't get created when I am using windows 7.
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31 Oct 2015   #27
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

So if I understand this even if you have MS updates set to "Never Check for updates (Not Recommended)" it may still update?

Does this mean I have to turn off the related services as well to neuter the beast?
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31 Oct 2015   #28
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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So if I understand this even if you have MS updates set to "Never Check for updates (Not Recommended)" it may still update?

Does this mean I have to turn off the related services as well to neuter the beast?
Nar, only if you have it set to automatically update it may.
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31 Oct 2015   #29
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

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So if I understand this even if you have MS updates set to "Never Check for updates (Not Recommended)" it may still update?

Does this mean I have to turn off the related services as well to neuter the beast?
Nar, only if you have it set to automatically update it may.
Whew! Thank you for your prompt reply Brink. I appreciate it.
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31 Oct 2015   #30
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Anytime.
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