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17 May 2016   #1
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 
Microsoft's Windows 10 upgrades are getting even more sneaky-pushy

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If you've been deliberately ignoring those upgrade popups, watch out for a new twist they're taking.

Microsoft has a new way of trying to get Windows 10 onto your computer, whether you want it or not.

Users of Windows 7 and 8.1 have become familiar with -- jaded by, even -- the insistent, seemingly daily popups urging them to "Get Windows 10." Those messages have started taking a more aggressive turn.

Instead of simply giving you the option to install its latest operating system (or not), Microsoft now automatically schedules a date and time to update your PC to Windows 10. If you don't want the software update or if you want to change the installation date, you have to take deliberate action: manually click a link in the message, then choose to reschedule it or cancel it altogether.

Kinda sneaky, isn't it? Especially compared with the messages you've been seeing. If you click the OK button, thinking you're just getting rid of the message, the automatic update is scheduled. You'll then find Windows 10 on your PC sometime over the next several days without realizing that you agreed to it.
Microsoft's Windows 10 upgrades are getting even more sneaky-pushy - CNET


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12 Jun 2016   #2
meebers

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

My daughter (office manager) went home on Friday, returned on Monday and the whole office was updated from W7 to W10 (10 machines). Their IT person said "Yep"?? So far, their work has not been effected.
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12 Jun 2016   #3
z3r010

 

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My daughter (office manager) went home on Friday, returned on Monday and the whole office was updated from W7 to W10 (10 machines). Their IT person said "Yep"?? So far, their work has not been effected.
Great move by the IT guy, get everybody on the best version of Windows.
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12 Jun 2016   #4
GEWB

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

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My daughter (office manager) went home on Friday, returned on Monday and the whole office was updated from W7 to W10 (10 machines). Their IT person said "Yep"?? So far, their work has not been effected.
Great move by the IT guy, get everybody on the best version of Windows.
Right up until the time the company accounting software no longer works because of Win10 and nobody can get a paycheck.

Just thinking out loud...
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13 Jun 2016   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea anyone that has had gwx icon on their taskbar for this long definitely wants win-10 so I doubt that qualifies as sneaky
Just another nudge because win-10 was made for them
Win-7 is way too complicated with updating choices
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19 Jun 2016   #6
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

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My daughter (office manager) went home on Friday, returned on Monday and the whole office was updated from W7 to W10 (10 machines). Their IT person said "Yep"?? So far, their work has not been effected.
Great move by the IT guy, get everybody on the best version of Windows.
Right up until the time the company accounting software no longer works because of Win10 and nobody can get a paycheck.

Just thinking out loud...
My wife works in accounting and with other things does the payroll for a hospital. The software is server based at the vendors site and only a little stub of the program runs on her Windows 7 machine. Like a lot of the newer software replacing some older Windows/DOS based software the accounting package is OS agnostic. The grunt work is even done on the server at the vendors. So you could probably update a lot of companies to Windows 10 or even Linux and they would not notice.
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19 Jun 2016   #7
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

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My daughter (office manager) went home on Friday, returned on Monday and the whole office was updated from W7 to W10 (10 machines). Their IT person said "Yep"?? So far, their work has not been effected.
Great move by the IT guy, get everybody on the best version of Windows.
So John IIRC you were a Windows Media Center user. What was your solution to a Media Center on Windows 10 Pro, hopefully without hacking a copy of Media Center?
Can you let us know and how it works out for you.
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19 Jun 2016   #8
FerchogtX

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

Just realized that, Anniversary Update for W10 will come in July...

And guess what... Microsoft doubled the minimum RAM required for Windows to work.

Is there a valid point that explains why the OS now needs more RAM? It's because of all the app crap all over the OS using more resources? Nono... let me guess... the memory trimming project never worked, right?

No doubt, W7 was the best stuff M$ ever did, now we are back to unnecesary system requirements changes.
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20 Jun 2016   #9
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

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And guess what... Microsoft doubled the minimum RAM required for Windows to work.
Only for 32bit, previous was 1GB now it's 2GB,

Current requirements,

Windows 10 Specifications

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Updated requirements,

Minimum hardware requirements

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Not that it matters much, but those are still pretty small numbers if you ask me.


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20 Jun 2016   #10
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

This may have been posted elsewhere on the Forums, but I haven't seen it and, it's a good read from fellow SevenForums member Susan Bradley.....

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Windows 10 and the forced release
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Susan note: I need to get this off of my chest and then I’ll get on with going forward and dealing with the technology we need to deal with in SMB. One of which is handling Windows 10 in our networks.

First and foremost I think Microsoft is being a bully on the Internet. A big bully. The manner in which Windows 10 has been pushed out the patching channel has me seriously questioning if I want to be associated with this Company going forward. I certainly am naÔve about the patching practices of this company. A few years ago I would have insisted that Microsoft would never ever allow a patch to be installed without express permission......


Link to the full article: Windows 10 and the forced release | Small Business Susan
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