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

03 Jan 2016   #801
JackNaylorPE

Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
What I see (Which is just my opinion) the cause of driver update is having both driver update software enabled & Windows Update Driver installation also enabled. This will usually cause a conflict. The drivers in most cases are actually the same no matter where you get it from.
I guess it depends on what experiences you have had. While others mention graphics drivers explicitly, others that are common include

-Audio Drivers
-NIC drivers

As per the included article quote, the MS drivers are often lite versions of the manufacturer's drivers.... allowing the driver to work, but leaving you w/o the control panel which provides access to all the settings.

But again the biggest concern is the ones like the MS Win 10 GFX driver that broke your system if you had two video cards. More frustrating, assuming you could boot into Windows, is the fact that installing the one from the nVidia web site fixed it.... only to find on next boot that WU removed it and broke your system again and again every time you tried it.


On another note .... apparently we are all in danger

Forbes Welcome

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Microsoft Marketing chief Chris Capossela explained that users who choose Windows 7 do so “at your own risk, at your own peril”


“We do worry when people are running an operating system that’s 10 years old that the next printer they buy isn’t going to work well, or they buy a new game, they buy Fallout 4, a very popular game, and it doesn’t work on a bunch of older machines,” Capossela stated. “And so, as we are pushing our ISV [Independent Software Vendor] and hardware partners to build great new stuff that takes advantage of Windows 10 that obviously makes the old stuff really bad and not to mention viruses and security problems.”


He also stressed it is “so incredibly important to try to end the fragmentation of the Windows install base” and to get users to a “safer place”.
Incredibly important to his job security perhaps

The author goes onto say ....

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This phrase – “threat balance” – is telling. Microsoft has been cranking up the pressure on Windows 7 and Windows 8 users to upgrade and, in my opinion, the ‘balance’ was replaced by ‘threat’ a long time ago due to mandatory Windows 10 downloads, automatic upgrade attempts and now Capossela’s claims which add up to nothing more than deliberate misinformation designed to unsettle users.
As I’ve written before, at its core Windows 10 is a very capable operating system with immense promise but it is also overly controlling and I can respect those Windows 7 and Windows 8 users who choose to stay where they are. And this is the part Microsoft has forgotten: technically it keeps giving users a choice, but by enforcing nagging pop-ups, cutting opt-out options and spreading groundless fear for the average user it appears there is no choice at all…



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03 Jan 2016   #802
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Hello FD611V .

These vibratingHow to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8-mouse-vibration.jpg ( sorry, I know it's a serious problem, but I could not resist)

mouses simultaneous on two computers in the same house, could that have to do with your electricity supply ?

Not being stable or over the top !


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03 Jan 2016   #803
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Microsoft Marketing chief Chris Capossela explained that users who choose Windows 7 do so “at your own risk, at your own peril”

What a bunch of bull biscuits! What peril? So far, the only peril has been from M$py trying to ram Win 10 (worst...malware...ever!) down our throats and sneak spyware onto our Win 7 installations. The only other "peril" would be if M$py reneges on its commitment to provide security updates until Win 7's EOL.


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“We do worry when people are running an operating system that’s 10 years old that the next printer they buy isn’t going to work well, or they buy a new game, they buy Fallout 4, a very popular game, and it doesn’t work on a bunch of older machines,” Capossela stated. “And so, as we are pushing our ISV [Independent Software Vendor] and hardware partners to build great new stuff that takes advantage of Windows 10 that obviously makes the old stuff really bad and not to mention viruses and security problems.”

What ten year old OS? Win 7 is barely six years old and still has a lot of life left in her. Look at XP. It did fine for ten years, then did just as fine for the next two years when M$py grudgingly extended its extended support.


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He also stressed it is “so incredibly important to try to end the fragmentation of the Windows install base” and to get users to a “safer place”.

And whose fault is it that M$py is having to support three OSes? I lay the blame on Ballsmore and Nutella (and Gates for allowing those two magnificent morons the opportunity to destroy Microsoft).
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03 Jan 2016   #804
FD611V

Windows 7 Home -64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
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Microsoft Marketing chief Chris Capossela explained that users who choose Windows 7 do so “at your own risk, at your own peril”

What a bunch of bull biscuits! What peril? So far, the only peril has been from M$py trying to ram Win 10 (worst...malware...ever!) down our throats and sneak spyware onto our Win 7 installations. The only other "peril" would be if M$py reneges on its commitment to provide security updates until Win 7's EOL.


Quote:
“We do worry when people are running an operating system that’s 10 years old that the next printer they buy isn’t going to work well, or they buy a new game, they buy Fallout 4, a very popular game, and it doesn’t work on a bunch of older machines,” Capossela stated. “And so, as we are pushing our ISV [Independent Software Vendor] and hardware partners to build great new stuff that takes advantage of Windows 10 that obviously makes the old stuff really bad and not to mention viruses and security problems.”

What ten year old OS? Win 7 is barely six years old and still has a lot of life left in her. Look at XP. It did fine for ten years, then did just as fine for the next two years when M$py grudgingly extended its extended support.


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He also stressed it is “so incredibly important to try to end the fragmentation of the Windows install base” and to get users to a “safer place”.

And whose fault is it that M$py is having to support three OSes? I lay the blame on Ballsmore and Nutella (and Gates for allowing those two magnificent morons the opportunity to destroy Microsoft).

Yep!.. you are correct, those two morons are trying to butter their old cold toast, know the Windows 10 is a fiasco to deal with. What they should have done....complete a good OS without any updates every three days and "builds" that didn't work, nor anything they tried didn't help those that upgraded. Well!.. what can you expect when they started giving it away "free". and we all should have known...nothing free isn't anything good.
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03 Jan 2016   #805
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

W10 isn't free. Free to install yes but beyond that who knows. When was the last time you've seen a major Corporation give away a major product free without future complications? I guess the point I'm trying to make is we don't know what we don't know.

I trust Microsoft way less then the worst used car salesman I ever met when I was at the tender age of 19.
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03 Jan 2016   #806
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Mega-Corporation Reps Blatantly Lying ...

From Forbes Welcome:
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There’s only one problem with Capossela’s statements: they are complete rubbish.
This is yet another example of Mega-Corporation reps blatantly lying to the public (despite the claims about how the trading rules work).
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03 Jan 2016   #807
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scr View Post
W10 isn't free. Free to install yes but beyond that who knows.
Interesting quote here: Microsoft will not stop pushing Windows 10

Note   Note
Quote from article linked above

Since Windows 10 follows Microsoft's new "Windows as a Service" paradigm, they are interested in migrating every user to the new Store ecosystem of paid apps, free apps with advertisements and overall reduced control over your PC.
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03 Jan 2016   #808
CarlSD

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

From my viewpoint in Australia I sometimes wonder what exactly is going through the heads of the 'top brass' at MS these days.

I mean, do they have meetings and sit around joking and laughing about the way they're annoying Windows 7 and 8 users with their seemingly nonstop efforts to get them onto Windows 10? Basically trolling their customers, in my opinion.

Or, are they truly deluded and think that they're doing everyone a favour with this behaviour?

As I've mentioned once or twice before - so far I've managed to avoid the W10 upgrade annoyance by not installing any optional or recommended updates for Windows 7 since the start of 2015 (bar a couple which I checked out thoroughly prior to installing them).

And, I have GWX Control Panel and Spybot Anti-Beacon which I check daily to see if anything has 'mysteriously' changed.

But, I am prepared... the day I find Windows 10 trying to install itself on my machines will be the day I do a clean install of Windows 7 in a dual boot with Linux Mint - Windows 7 at Service Pack 1 level only with no Internet access and all my online activities done with Mint.
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03 Jan 2016   #809
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Microsoft can not make any money giving Win 10 away for free. There will be something for them to make money on. Maybe Ads on every page or it might become a subscription service like MS Office 360. Something is up their sleeve and it is more than their arm.
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03 Jan 2016   #810
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Microsoft can not make any money giving Win 10 away for free. There will be something for them to make money on. Maybe Ads on every page or it might become a subscription service like MS Office 360. Something is up their sleeve and it is more than their arm.

The Federal Trade Commission wouldn't allow that. Microsoft, can go back to charging for 10 once the free upgrade offer expires but that all they can do. Those that upgraded to windows 10 from windows 7 or 8.1 or even buying windows 10 won't have to worry about windows 10 becoming subscription because it legally can't in the U.S. I am not a lawyer I am basing this on my understanding of U.S. laws & regulations.

If Microsoft wanted to do a subscription based operating system, Microsoft would have to start all over with a new operating system and either call it Windows 365 or Windows 11 but couldn't call it windows 10. Windows 10 would still be supported through its current life cycle.
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