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Windows 7: Your PC Will Automatically Download Windows 10 This Week

16 Feb 2016   #41
lehnerus2000

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

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To back up the marketing knob's statement (from a couple of weeks ago) MS is probably using smaller Update bundles, so that it looks like W7 is becoming more insecure.
In short order Microsoft will claim that Win7 is such a security risk that MS MUST push a "security update" that will update the OS to Win10.
I'm expecting them to "accidentally" release a few updates that automatically upgrade W7 to W10.

When that tactic becomes to controversial, they'll move on to Security updates.

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That will generate a series of lawsuits that will hold up in court since Microsoft promised to provide extended support until 01/14/2020.
It depends on the exact legal definition of the words MS used.

I've noticed that various legal terms have meanings that don't match normal language.

IMO, if we had proper "Democratic" governments most legal documents should be ruled invalid, as it is impossible to understand them unless you are a judge or lawyer.


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17 Feb 2016   #42
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

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Not mine... Windows Update is completely disabled, not even the service is running UNLESS I need to install a critical/security patch.

Take that, MS...
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17 Feb 2016   #43
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

But most of the updates classified Important are security updates. If Windows update is completely disabled you surely miss these. Where do you draw the line?

If I see an automatic from W7 to W10 in progress I will hopefully perform a hard shutdown before any license authentication takes place. Then reimage and then disable updates.
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17 Feb 2016   #44
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

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If I see an automatic from W7 to W10 in progress I will hopefully perform a hard shutdown before any license authentication takes place. Then reimage and then disable updates.
This works quite well for me,

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

I'm not getting anything forced on me and I have all the 10 related updates installed on a W7 and W8.1.
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17 Feb 2016   #45
Brds7t7

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

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Not mine... Windows Update is completely disabled, not even the service is running UNLESS I need to install a critical/security patch.

Take that, MS...
Same here. I just turn it on once a month - the weekend following patch Tuesday. I install whatever security updates/fixes I need (ignoring any Windows 10 related updates) and then I disable it again.
But I check https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/894199 regularly to see what's being released.
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18 Feb 2016   #46
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post

If I see an automatic from W7 to W10 in progress I will hopefully perform a hard shutdown before any license authentication takes place. Then reimage and then disable updates.
This works quite well for me,

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums
Yea I finally did that on my home premiums after seeing what kb3112343 had in it's description and was/ is classified as Important too :/
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18 Feb 2016   #47
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Thanks Derekimo for pointing us to Brink's Tutorial.
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18 Feb 2016   #48
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

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Thanks Derekimo for pointing us to Brink's Tutorial.
You're welcome.
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18 Feb 2016   #49
Jody Thornton

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
Not mine... Windows Update is completely disabled, not even the service is running UNLESS I need to install a critical/security patch.

Take that, MS...
Now I don't feel so bad running the original Windows 8, because I also turned off the Windows Update service and cleared the DataStore as well. However I have now turned on the service again, so I can install compatible Server 2012 updates. But I don't search for updates any more.
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18 Feb 2016   #50
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Same here. I just turn it on once a month - the weekend following patch Tuesday. I install whatever security updates/fixes I need (ignoring any Windows 10 related updates) and then I disable it again.
But I check https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/894199 regularly to see what's being released.
I always check the Internet Storm Center for their take on all MS patches (I've gone there for more than 15 years). If they relate to my patern of use then I'll install, otherwise I mark HIDE.

https://isc.sans.edu//

Anymore the patches don't mean much to/for me as I've moved over to Linux for 95%+ of my Internet activities...and I found I'm really not missing anything I need.

Regards,
GEWB
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