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Windows 7: How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8

15 Dec 2015   #671
lehnerus2000

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I am getting the impression more and more that Win 10 is the "Edsel of OS's". I have not seen very many people who are really happy with it like those who raved when Win 7 came out.
You probably won't find many people here who are impressed with W10.
I rate it is as "Meh!"

I have noticed that a lot of the people who raved about how great the W8 series was (on EightForums) are now on TenForums raving about how great W10 is.
They also attack en masse, if anyone should dare to point out bugs/defects (just like Apple Fan Boys).

Most of them are completely unable to grasp the concept that some people don't want W10 to mysteriously download and install itself on their working W7 machines.

The irony is if anyone other than MS was doing this, they'd be the first ones screaming about hackers and malware.


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15 Dec 2015   #672
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I entered this thread at about Reply #660. So far I have not seen a fool proof way to stop Win 10 from infecting a PC. Was there anything I missed in the first 660 messages?
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15 Dec 2015   #673
CarlSD

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I entered this thread at about Reply #660. So far I have not seen a fool proof way to stop Win 10 from infecting a PC. Was there anything I missed in the first 660 messages?
The only 'foolproof' way that I've found so far is to not install anything other than security updates from the start of 2015 onwards (except for time zone updates and one or two others which I checked out thoroughly before installing them).

But, that's only useful if you're doing a clean install (I've done 2 in the past couple of weeks - main PC and laptop).

And I'm running GWX Control Panel and Spybot Anti-Beacon. I check them daily to see if anything has 'mysteriously' changed.

I have Windows Update set to 'Never check for updates' (I'll just check every Patch Tuesday) and I'm running Windows 7 from a Standard user account with 'Allow all users to install updates' unchecked in Windows Update settings.

So far, so good. But, I have this disturbing feeling that even all this won't be enough to stop W10 sooner or later... if that happens, then it will be time for a W7/Linux Mint dual boot (only going online with Mint) as I've mentioned in one of my earlier posts.
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15 Dec 2015   #674
lehnerus2000

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I entered this thread at about Reply #660. So far I have not seen a fool proof way to stop Win 10 from infecting a PC. Was there anything I missed in the first 660 messages?
Keep Windows Update disabled.
Manually download updates, after you have determined that they aren't related to W10 (beware of Windows Update updates).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlSD View Post
The only 'foolproof' way that I've found so far is to not install anything other than security updates from the start of 2015 onwards (except for time zone updates and one or two others which I checked out thoroughly before installing them).
Eventually I expect MS to bundle W10 with "Critical" security updates, to circumvent users who are blocking W10 from installing.
After all, MS believes that they own your hardware and software (even non-MS software).

Speaking of updates, how many of this months updates were W10 related?
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15 Dec 2015   #675
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
...Speaking of updates, how many of this months updates were W10 related?
For me, none.
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15 Dec 2015   #676
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

As has been said, the only way to keep W10 from possessing your computer, will be to keep it offline, updated to a point where you are comfortable with it to run what necessary programs you need it for (for me, music software), and use Linux for all internet activity. That way you beat them at their own game. You keep W7 free of their greedy hands, and you use another free OS to safely surf the net.
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15 Dec 2015   #677
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michael diemer View Post
As has been said, the only way to keep W10 from possessing your computer, will be to keep it offline, updated to a point where you are comfortable with it to run what necessary programs you need it for (for me, music software), and use Linux for all internet activity. That way you beat them at their own game. You keep W7 free of their greedy hands, and you use another free OS to safely surf the net.
That won't work for everyone. For me, it would mean the lost of the ability to record OTA TV shows.
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15 Dec 2015   #678
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post

Eventually I expect MS to bundle W10 with "Critical" security updates, to circumvent users who are blocking W10 from installing.
After all, MS believes that they own your hardware and software (even non-MS software).

Wouldn't that get a lot of U.S. small claims lawsuits if that happened? People agreed to windows 7 EULU not the windows 10 EULA when they bought their computer.


(Just for the record I have windows 7 is on partition one, windows 10 is on partition 2)
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15 Dec 2015   #679
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
...Speaking of updates, how many of this months updates were W10 related?
For me, none.
There is one
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3112343
Quote:
About this update


This update enables support for additional upgrade scenarios from Windows 7 to Windows 10, and provides a smoother experience when you have to retry an operating system upgrade because of certain failure conditions. This update also improves the ability of Microsoft to monitor the quality of the upgrade experience.
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15 Dec 2015   #680
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
...Speaking of updates, how many of this months updates were W10 related?
For me, none.
There is one
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3112343
Quote:
About this update


This update enables support for additional upgrade scenarios from Windows 7 to Windows 10, and provides a smoother experience when you have to retry an operating system upgrade because of certain failure conditions. This update also improves the ability of Microsoft to monitor the quality of the upgrade experience.
Curious. I didn't get "offered" that one this time around. I already had it hidden.
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