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

26 May 2016   #981
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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Good one


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26 May 2016   #982
jelson

Win7 Ult x64
 
 

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I did have a scare last month when booted and suddenly realized it was downloading updates when no authority from myself.Panicked to be honest and switched it off. Booted again and again it started. ....
Oh wow! It really seems like Microsoft is trying to force everyone to upgrade to Windows 10, when not everyone wants to upgrade! I've heard that now people's computers are upgrading without their permission! Hopefully all of these updates will go away when Windows 10 won't be free anymore. Also when you say you did a recovery, do you mean from an image backup?! It sounded like it as you lost a few programs!
Been seeing more reports about this. Susan Bradley reported today that it happened to her -- she writes the "Patch Watch" column for the Windows Secrets website. [Note: many articles there, like the "Patch Watch" ones, require a paid subscription to be able to read the whole thing.]

She pointed out that most of the time, there's a very easy miss opt-out link on the Win10 upgrade dialog. But on one of her Win7 machines, "there was no option to cancel the upgrade; the installation process started without my explicit approval, and at this time I'm simply waiting for the system to reboot."

Looks like MS is getting sneaky (or just plain desperate) to make people upgrade to Windows 10 whether they want to or not.

EDIT: Heh... just saw that A Guy has posted the link to Bradley's blog where she calls out MS for being a huge bully. Coincidence that a few days later one of her systems is forced to upgrade to Win10...?
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27 May 2016   #983
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hard to have sympathy for anyone looking at the gwx icon on the taskbar for about 12 months to not think win-10 is coming to them sooner or later
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27 May 2016   #984
Warrior

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)bit build 7601
 
 

Recovery as in System restore. Old faithful. Always do system restore point before adding anything new and not known etc. Serviced me well.

I do have backups on ext HD via W7 but l have always done cut and paste of my docs and used Mozbackup for settings etc. Had back up programs let me down.

shame Mozbackup isnt being undated for later Firefox. But it still worked for older settings on latest version when reinstalled. Meant got most of bookmarks etc.
And Recuva got me back emails - great program that one too.
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27 May 2016   #985
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

MS is basically breaking it's own guidelines with this recent GWX:

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/lib...(v=vs.85).aspx

To quote: "The Close button on the title bar should have the same effect as the Cancel or Close button within the dialog box. Never give it the same effect as OK."
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27 May 2016   #986
alphaniner

Windows 7 Professional x64, Arch Linux
 
 

To their perverse minds, the "Download now, upgrade later" button is probably the equivalent of cancel button...

I was "comfortably numb" about this WRT my own machine, but now I have to prepare a repaired Win7 machine for deployment to a customer. My company only sold maybe a handful of Win7 machines, and only this one is still in service, so there is no policy in place for dealing with this.
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27 May 2016   #987
astroroxy10

 

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Recovery as in System restore. Old faithful. Always do system restore point before adding anything new and not known etc. Serviced me well.

I do have backups on ext HD via W7 but l have always done cut and paste of my docs and used Mozbackup for settings etc. Had back up programs let me down.

shame Mozbackup isnt being undated for later Firefox. But it still worked for older settings on latest version when reinstalled. Meant got most of bookmarks etc.
And Recuva got me back emails - great program that one too.
Ohh that's what you meant! Yep it's always a great idea to do that! I've created them and they have always worked well! It's strange how it deleted emails and things in programs, as it shouldn't affect your personal files. One time I did a System Restore recently and it deleted one of my programs. However when I reinstalled it, all of my settings were still there! Also this was in Windows 7, not in Windows 10!
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27 May 2016   #988
Warrior

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)bit build 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by astroroxy10 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Warrior View Post
Recovery as in System restore. Old faithful. Always do system restore point before adding anything new and not known etc. Serviced me well.

I do have backups on ext HD via W7 but l have always done cut and paste of my docs and used Mozbackup for settings etc. Had back up programs let me down.

shame Mozbackup isnt being undated for later Firefox. But it still worked for older settings on latest version when reinstalled. Meant got most of bookmarks etc.
And Recuva got me back emails - great program that one too.
Ohh that's what you meant! Yep it's always a great idea to do that! I've created them and they have always worked well! It's strange how it deleted emails and things in programs, as it shouldn't affect your personal files. One time I did a System Restore recently and it deleted one of my programs. However when I reinstalled it, all of my settings were still there! Also this was in Windows 7, not in Windows 10!
I am sure it did - but I think that they had tried to download the W10 or part thereof via KB and that's is why lost emails etc as prior as you said - stayed with me.
I'm counting the weeks til end of free. Then maybe we who are adamant do not want to lose W 7 paid for and loved in exchange for W10 new gremlin inhabited and yet to be loved by all or even get past 2 years like so many M$ lemon OS's.

whatever - now my mouse died on me late last night - M$ 3000 to go with keyboard. Had same one for hubbies lap top so borrowed it - configured it - still keeps on going busy on me and hovering not able to land it etc and click - so out of control - seen that before somewhere but forgot the way to stop it. Any ideas welcome.

And since last re=install get a lot of browser etc not responding .............spooky reckon they left "gremlins" because I refused to quietly follow their command to accept W10 thereby giving them "my info and data" to sell off - must be going to or why give away millions of $
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27 May 2016   #989
lehnerus2000

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

W10 is still trying to install itself (and fortunately failing) on my main desktop despite:
  • Blocking various updates
  • Not having GWX on my PC
How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8-w10-attempted-install-modified-.png
I'm starting to suspect that part of the reason for the W7 update problems is that the updater isn't looking for installed W7 updates, it's trying to find a way of sneaking past the PC's defences so that it can install W10.


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28 May 2016   #990
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
W10 is still trying to install itself (and fortunately failing) on my main desktop despite:
  • Blocking various updates
  • Not having GWX on my PC
I'm starting to suspect that part of the reason for the W7 update problems is that the updater isn't looking for installed W7 updates, it's trying to find a way of sneaking past the PC's defences so that it can install W10.
lehnerus2000,

I haven't had this issue-yet. Did you make sure that most of the updates below are not installed?


Here are my hidden updates in the picture below


KB969856 won’t install
KB971033 won’t install without removing another update, this is because of my system being a legit dell oemslp system

As add protection I use Never10 from grc as I have said before. I can't use windows 10 at all unless I want to stand the graphic driver blinking. I am hoping the Anniversary update fixes that, after trying an insider build, the blinking was even worse. I don't think Intel officially supports this driver but still provides a driver to Microsoft. I may be stuck with windows 7 sp1 & Linux mint 17.3 even when not supported any longer. I did find out opensuse tumbleweed 32 bit works but the screen is to bright.


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