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

03 Feb 2016   #1
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Microsoft shifts Windows 10 to ‘Recommended’ update.

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Microsoft has been increasingly aggressive in its attempts to push consumers to download Windows 10. Starting today, the company is upping the ante once again. As of now, Windows 10 is now classified as a “Recommended” update, which means many Windows 7 and 8.1 users will download and begin the installation automatically.
By default, Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 shipped with updates enabled and a second box — “Give me Recommended updates the same way I receive important updates” checked as well. Plenty of users have changed these settings, but you can bet millions of people haven’t. We’ve written before about the power of defaults, and in this case, leaving automatic updates on has been a good idea for many users.The GWX application interface. Note the absence of any prominent “No” button.
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Well hallelujah we are saved >_<





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03 Feb 2016   #2
CarlSD

Win 7 Professional 64 (Main PC)/Win 7 Home Premium 32 (Laptop)
 
 

Oh, I hope the above image isn't considered offensive on this forum. If so, I apologize (I've done a search and found the 's' word used quite a few times in the past).

While I'm still here:

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Microsoft has published a KB article detailing how end-users can control the upgrade prompts and disable them in the future
Really? Why should Windows 7/8 users have to go to all the trouble of researching something that shouldn't be necessary to start with?

As others have already pointed out (many times)... NO means NO! There should have been a one off prompt to upgrade and if we say NO, that should be the end of it.

By all means, MS can advertise Windows 10 as much as they like - even in Windows Update. But, people should not have to put up with the sort of tactics (which is almost like professional malware) that MS is using to try and get as many people onto W10 as possible.
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03 Feb 2016   #3
4wd

W7, W8.1
 
 

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NO means NO!
Yes, MS not able to understand the difference between rape and consent.
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04 Feb 2016   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That's an easy one - just change the update settings.
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04 Feb 2016   #5
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

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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04 Feb 2016   #6
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EmmaRoyd View Post
my internet is pay as you go, on a dongle, so i have limited usage. i topped it up today, so what if i had not read that article and 7 downloaded win 10 and ate up all my usage in 1 go, or my data cap ran out x way into the download, would it keep trying to redownload when i top it up wondering why the hell my data usage ran out so quick? MY data usage, limited, that I pay for, would m/s pay me for that? i doubt it and good luck trying to get it off them.


Now thats funny , i really needed a good laugh this morning, thanks for that .
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04 Feb 2016   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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That's an easy one - just change the update settings.
its easy, but only when you know how, and what has happened. many users do not have advanced pc knowledge.
Nah, you don't have to be very advanced. It is relatively easy to find.


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04 Feb 2016   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I just got this on both systems while checking Windows Updates. (80244019)
Haven't changed anything on my systems since the last time I had them booted.
Unless I was sleep computing while I was napping.
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04 Feb 2016   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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That's an easy one - just change the update settings.
its easy, but only when you know how, and what has happened. many users do not have advanced pc knowledge.
Nah, you don't have to be very advanced. It is relatively easy to find.
With your computer club experience, you should know that the vast majority of computer users/owners will not know that, no matter how easy it is. Microsoft is capitalizing on that.
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04 Feb 2016   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Maybe you are right. At the club I was amazed how few people (of a total 800) knew anything about computers. The club had degenerated to a social club where picnics were more important than learning something about computers or operating systems.

In fact some of those people complained that my classes were too complicated where I had really broken it down to the easiest pieces and made an extensive hand-out documentation - that of course nobody read. They were to lazy to crank up their grey matter - if there was any. Well, let those brainless hicks smother in their ignorance. For me that is neither here nor there.
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