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Windows 7: Avoid updating to win 10 - a good idea?

10 Nov 2015   #1
Mat6370

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Avoid updating to win 10 - a good idea?

A computer service engineer has posted the following. Are there any objective suggestion out there which can enlighten the uninformed? The advice I have had from the firm that built my PC is that I should wait untill the problems with win 10 are solved someting next year. Following the above routime might get rid of the nagging popup from Microsoft!

An article in the Trade Press over the weekend highlighted an issue whereby Microsoft are planning to automatically migrate Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs to Windows 10 via the automatic updates service. For customers who wish to enjoy Windows 10 this will not be a problem. However for customers wishing to remain on their current version of Windows some action will be required to prevent the migration. My own opinion on Windows 10 is that there is little benefit to most of my customers in migrating. Added to that Windows 10 still has some stability issues and a huge privacy issue because Microsoft have the right to retain personal information from your computer and use it for their purposes. This can only be prevented by a long winded settings change (over 13 windows!). My advice for the moment is not to update to Windows 10 unless you can see some material benefit to yourselves. Of all the customers who have so far migrated less than 25% have enjoyed a trouble-free migration. Others have suffered a long series of issues ranging from loss of emails, or loss of sound right up to loss of all personal data.

This is the procedure for preventing the automatic update to Windows 10. Please note that this is given out as the best available knowledge right now, and it may not be foolproof.

1. Open the Control Panel.
2. Click to open Windows Update.
3. Click VIEW UPDATE HISTORY
4. Click the link SEE INSTALLED UPDATES
5. Wait until all the updates are listed then scroll down to the section titled Microsoft Windows
6. Locate and highlight the update called Update for Microsoft Windows KB2952664
7. With the update highlighted click UNINSTALL near the top of the window.
8. The dialogue box ARE YOU SURE opens reply YES
9. The dialogue box asking you to restart the computer opens. Click RESTART LATER
10. Locate and highlight the update called Update for Microsoft Windows KB3035583
11. With the update highlighted click UNINSTALL near the top of the window.
12. The dialogue box ARE YOU SURE opens reply YES
13. The dialogue box asking you to restart the computer opens. Click RESTART NOW
14. When the computer has restarted, return to the Control Panel and open Windows Update again.
15. Click Check for Updates
16. Wait until the process completes. There should be a message similar to 2 important updates are available
17. Locate and right click on Update for Microsoft Windows KB2952664.
18. Left click on HIDE UPDATE
19. Locate and right click on Update for Microsoft Windows KB3035583
20. Left click on HIDE UPDATE,
21. Close Windows Update and Control Panel.

According to our best information this procedure will prevent the automatic update of your computer.







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10 Nov 2015   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

It would be nice if the article provided proof that MS is currently planning to automatically update W7 and W8 to W10. Without such proof, the article is just click bait.

There are plenty of threads in this and other forums about how best to avoid installing W10.
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10 Nov 2015   #3
Mat6370

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you for your reply from which I gather that your advice is not to update?
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10 Nov 2015   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I have been telling those that I support not to update to W10 for these reasons:

1) W7 is good for a few more years.

2) In a few more years, many of these users will need new hardware. We can decide about W10 then.

3) Many of them have iPads and I suspect that they will just stop using their desktops or laptops all together. A few have already moved to Apple laptops.

4) Some users that only use a web browser could transition to Linux.

5) Various forums have many threads about problems updating to W10.

6) Various forums have many threads about problems reverting to W7.
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10 Nov 2015   #5
Mat6370

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for that - I agree that W7 has plenty of life left for me. Its the possibility that it will be reconfigured/"updated" and made redundant that concerns me.

I am doing a double blind experiment as I run 2 pc. one I have deleted the mentioned updates ( they can always be reinstated I think/hope, the other on auto update. Lets see the outcome.
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