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Windows 7: Microsoft sets stage for massive Windows 10 upgrade strategy

09 Dec 2015   #11
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

i just deleted the gwx files

Roy


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09 Dec 2015   #12
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
Geez!!! Why don't they give up already? This really makes me wonder what more intentions are behind this W10 invasion...
$$$$$$

Remember when people using chrome used to get the ole "you must not care about privacy" and "why use a browser that sells your browsing info and collects data"? Funny how you mention that and windows 10 in the same sentence an it's immediately "no, no, its collecting data for the greater good of the OS and for your experience"



MS wants as many non-tech people to accidentally upgrade or get as many of the "I don't care what is on my computer, as long as I can surf the web" folks so the legalized malware that is Windows 10 can start the data mining, which is where the big bucks are.
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09 Dec 2015   #13
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berkey View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
Geez!!! Why don't they give up already? This really makes me wonder what more intentions are behind this W10 invasion...
$$$$$$

Remember when people using chrome used to get the ole "you must not care about privacy" and "why use a browser that sells your browsing info and collects data"? Funny how you mention that and windows 10 in the same sentence an it's immediately "no, no, its collecting data for the greater good of the OS and for your experience"



MS wants as many non-tech people to accidentally upgrade or get as many of the "I don't care what is on my computer, as long as I can surf the web" folks so the legalized malware that is Windows 10 can start the data mining, which is where the big bucks are.
While that is true, it's more to boost M$ "sales" figures and market share, which were dismal for 8.x, so their stock will become more valuable as quickly as possible
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09 Dec 2015   #14
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berkey View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
Geez!!! Why don't they give up already? This really makes me wonder what more intentions are behind this W10 invasion...
$$$$$$

Remember when people using chrome used to get the ole "you must not care about privacy" and "why use a browser that sells your browsing info and collects data"? Funny how you mention that and windows 10 in the same sentence an it's immediately "no, no, its collecting data for the greater good of the OS and for your experience"



MS wants as many non-tech people to accidentally upgrade or get as many of the "I don't care what is on my computer, as long as I can surf the web" folks so the legalized malware that is Windows 10 can start the data mining, which is where the big bucks are.
While that is true, it's more to boost M$ "sales" figures and market share, which were dismal for 8.x, so their stock will become more valuable as quickly as possible
Oh, no doubt. I wonder how deceptively downloading the GWX folder to millions of machines affected their "numbers". Did that count as a download for windows 10, or does one have to actually upgrade fully in order to count?
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09 Dec 2015   #15
scr

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

MS is so desperate to push 10. Maybe if they had come up with something worth the change to 10 they wouldn't have to resort to such tasteless clandestine measures. "No I don't want 10" should be the end of it.

I wonder if the push will slack off when they start charging for it. That can't happen soon enough as far as I'm concerned.
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09 Dec 2015   #16
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

No problems on this computer. Oh, wait, I'm on Linux. Matter of fact, I'm on Linux every day of the month, except when I upgrade W7. And then I am extremely careful what MS malware I allow on my computer. Unfortunately, my wife still uses W7. So she may take a hit. If so, I'll just reinstall W7, and start teaching her Linux.
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09 Dec 2015   #17
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Windows 10 has a low uptake so far considering it is free most users are happy to stay on 7. Those who end up on 10 in many cases go back to 7 or even 8.1. Frankly and I said this before it was released they can't even give Windows 10 away the average user just wants to get on with what they do. The PC market unless buyers can purchase 7 will be in the biggest slump this holiday season and Macs will have triple digit market share increase. It is all Sadella the Microsoft Morons fault. Turned a OS into a product that no one wants or frankly needs. In less than 12 months he'll be leaving Microsoft along with wizard hair world cruise boy and ex marine who should have stayed a marine Terry Myerson. I know I am right I read the bits and bytes.
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09 Dec 2015   #18
matfx

Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit Ver 6.3
 
 

Must be some big money behind these Windows 10 upgrade aggressiveness, which is unfair to consumers.
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09 Dec 2015   #19
lehnerus2000

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

I have disabled the Windows Update service on my PCs and VMs.

Presumably there will soon be an Windows Security Update that stops people from doing this, otherwise MS won't be able to force them onto W10.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
When non-computer literate friends ask me what computer they should buy, I now tell them to get a MAC.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michael diemer View Post
Unfortunately, my wife still uses W7. So she may take a hit. If so, I'll just reinstall W7, and start teaching her Linux.
IMO, if you are a Windows user you would probably be better off swapping to a Linux Distro (e.g. CentOS, Linux Mint MATE and even Ubuntu) rather than OS X.

Things like the GUI elements and keyboard shortcuts are mostly identical to the Windows ones (at least the ones I use are).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scr View Post
I wonder if the push will slack off when they start charging for it. That can't happen soon enough as far as I'm concerned.
I wouldn't be surprised if MS continues to auto-upgrade PCs and then "bricks" them because the owner hasn't paid.

If anyone tries to sue, MS will just claim that they must have agreed to the EULA or it wouldn't have happened (just like they are doing right now).

"Legal" Ransomware.
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09 Dec 2015   #20
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
IMO, if you are a Windows user you would probably be better off swapping to a Linux Distro (e.g. CentOS, Linux Mint MATE and even Ubuntu) rather than OS X.

Things like the GUI elements and keyboard shortcuts are mostly identical to the Windows ones (at least the ones I use are).
Linux Mint Cinnamon is very nice, too (I prefer it over MATE).

I'll keep a Win 7 build for my photo/video software that is paid for and for RoboHelp should I decide to do some contract work in the future.

Regards,
GEWB
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