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

15 Dec 2015   #681
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

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Josh Mayfield, a software engineer and developer for GWX Control Panel, said that he has been getting several reports from users that the upgrade option keeps popping up on their Win 7 and 8.1 PCs several times a day.

“Over Thanksgiving weekend I started getting reports that the Windows Update “AllowOSUpgrade” setting was getting flipped back on a number of peoples’ PCs,” he said.

In addition, he mentioned that the setting resets itself at least once a day if the user switches his PC off.
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Interesting.

I'm guessing that could have something to do with one or more important/recommended/optional W7 updates that have been installed since the beginning of 2015?

Maybe there's more Windows 10 related stuff in some of those updates than we already know about?

I still seem to be immune (according to GWX Control Panel) because I did a clean install of Windows 7 just recently and I didn't install anything other than security updates dated from the start of 2015. Actually, I did do the time zone updates and maybe one or two others after checking them all out carefully... no W10 stuff, no telemetry, no Windows Update Client updates and no MS malicious software removal tools. All hidden (for now).

If W10 still manages to 'sneak' it's way onto this PC (and my 9 year old HP laptop which also has a clean install of W7) then I think it will be time for a W7/Linux Mint dual boot - with W7 at SP1 level only and no internet access whatsoever. I've been thinking about that more and more lately.
Just for the fun of it, I put "gwx" into my search program, Locate32, and restricted the search to my C:\ drive. Lo and behold, something's there from March 2015. Any idea what this is and if it's safe to remove?




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16 Dec 2015   #682
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

[QUOTE=Lady Fitzgerald;3189850]
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That won't work for everyone. For me, it would mean the lost of the ability to record OTA TV shows.
It all comes down to priorities. To me, there is nothing on the internet, no software program, that is more important than control over my own property. There is always a workaround. Or you just decide you can live without something. Linux is constantly evolving. although I currently need W7 to run my music software, it is only a matter of time until other software that runs on Linux becomes available.
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16 Dec 2015   #683
lehnerus2000

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

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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.
I'm not a lawyer.

Presumably the US EULA will survive scrutiny by US judges.

I've always assumed (after skimming the occasional EULA) that they basically absolve the company of all blame for anything that happens, including stuff they've deliberately done.

If it does happen and anyone complains they will just claim it was an accident (like they did recently with some update).
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16 Dec 2015   #684
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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16 Dec 2015   #685
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Since EOL for Win 7 is in 2020, I don't think any "Forced Win 10" would be before that date. There are a lot of people still using XP. At the beginning of this year it was 17% or 250 million folks. I just don't see how MS can force Win 10 on us and expect acceptance.
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16 Dec 2015   #686
lehnerus2000

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

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I just don't see how MS can force Win 10 on us and expect acceptance.
"We just gave you a $400 OS for free. Why are you complaining?"
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16 Dec 2015   #687
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
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.
I'm not a lawyer.

Presumably the US EULA will survive scrutiny by US judges.

I've always assumed (after skimming the occasional EULA) that they basically absolve the company of all blame for anything that happens, including stuff they've deliberately done.

If it does happen and anyone complains they will just claim it was an accident (like they did recently with some update).
In the U.S., gross negligence, fraud and other illegal activity, etc. cannot be excused by disclaimers.
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16 Dec 2015   #688
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Hi there

You all say, I can install security updates safely, is that 100 % sure ?

Thanks,
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16 Dec 2015   #689
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Post a list Thelma that you're getting

I think the one I posted Lady was a crawler this was on a new install of 7 pro :/
But it was shown as Important for an odd reason
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16 Dec 2015   #690
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Post a list Thelma that you're getting

I think the one I posted Lady was a crawler this was on a new install of 7 pro :/
But it was shown as Important for an odd reason
KB3035583 finally showed up again on my computer this morning. I had the blasted thing again.
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