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Windows 7: Avoiding the Windows 10 Update Bully with Windows 7 Updates

18 Dec 2015   #31
ThrashZone

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I believe the point was to ignore the optional section and focus more on the real Important updates.
But if you want these recommended updates mixed up in the important section feel free


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18 Dec 2015   #32
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamis View Post
I think I'll leave the box checked. Since I really want to know about these potential GWX updates, I treat them as important. Don't want to miss any of them to hide.
Nothing wrong with that either, as long as you don't have it on automatic. I was just explaining why they get put in with important with a recommended listing like you mentioned here,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamis View Post
KB3035583 just showed up yesterday morning all by itself in WU as an important update. Of course I hid it and it shows in the hidden list as recommended.
I install all of them myself, I haven't been bullied by them. I have my settings to check but let me download.

I also have the group policy set to disable OS upgrade as shown here,

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

There's also a .reg file for those without group policy.

To each his own though, whatever works for you.
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18 Dec 2015   #33
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamis View Post
I think I'll leave the box checked. Since I really want to know about these potential GWX updates, I treat them as important. Don't want to miss any of them to hide.
Nothing wrong with that either, as long as you don't have it on automatic. I was just explaining why they get put in with important with a recommended listing like you mentioned here,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamis View Post
KB3035583 just showed up yesterday morning all by itself in WU as an important update. Of course I hid it and it shows in the hidden list as recommended.
I install all of them myself, I haven't been bullied by them. I have my settings to check but let me download.

I also have the group policy set to disable OS upgrade as shown here,

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

There's also a .reg file for those without group policy.

To each his own though, whatever works for you.
I have been using the Windows 7, 8.1 enable or disable from the 10 Forums, to disable Win 10 upgrade but I found that little Windows GWX frame has reappeared again in area that you normally access via that little arrow over on the right of the task bar.

A quick look in my C drive in the Windows folder under System 32 sure enough showed the damned GWX folder there. I tried to delete it, but it's locked, so I right clicked on it & selected Properties & it showed that it was installed on the 16th Dec.. So a quick check of Windows Installed Updates showed KB3035583 as being the culprit as it was the only one installed on that day.

So I uninstalled it, the computer restarted & then checked the Windows folder under System 32 in C drive & the GWX folder has gone.
I then checked for updates & sure enough KB3035583 came through again, so hid it.
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19 Dec 2015   #34
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamis View Post
I think I'll leave the box checked. Since I really want to know about these potential GWX updates, I treat them as important. Don't want to miss any of them to hide.
Nothing wrong with that either, as long as you don't have it on automatic. I was just explaining why they get put in with important with a recommended listing like you mentioned here,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamis View Post
KB3035583 just showed up yesterday morning all by itself in WU as an important update. Of course I hid it and it shows in the hidden list as recommended.
I install all of them myself, I haven't been bullied by them. I have my settings to check but let me download.

I also have the group policy set to disable OS upgrade as shown here,

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

There's also a .reg file for those without group policy.

To each his own though, whatever works for you.
I have been using the Windows 7, 8.1 enable or disable from the 10 Forums, to disable Win 10 upgrade but I found that little Windows GWX frame has reappeared again in area that you normally access via that little arrow over on the right of the task bar.

A quick look in my C drive in the Windows folder under System 32 sure enough showed the damned GWX folder there. I tried to delete it, but it's locked, so I right clicked on it & selected Properties & it showed that it was installed on the 16th Dec.. So a quick check of Windows Installed Updates showed KB3035583 as being the culprit as it was the only one installed on that day.

So I uninstalled it, the computer restarted & then checked the Windows folder under System 32 in C drive & the GWX folder has gone.
I then checked for updates & sure enough KB3035583 came through again, so hid it.
That enable or disable is a different thing, it doesn't get rid of GWX. It just sets a policy to either enable or disable OS upgrades through windows update.

I still have the GWX and all the upgrade related updates installed and I haven't seen any forcing or otherwise unwanted or unintended behavior yet.
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19 Dec 2015   #35
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Thanks Derek for that info. I was under the impression that it might stop the upgrade persistence, although I must admit I have not been forced to accept the upgrade either, yet!!!!.
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19 Dec 2015   #36
jamis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

FWIW, I discovered 16 GWX folders/files on my system after the 12/08/15 updates. Stupid me, 4 were dated 04/04/15 and 12 were dated 03/24/15. The 04/04 entries were owned by "System" and the 03/24 entries were owned by "Trusted Installer". I got rid of them with Brinks "Take Ownership Shortcut" tutorial (many thank yous) after I uninstalled the 12/08/15 updates. 5583 was not one of them as it has been hidden since it was first issued. I'm still getting the GWX key in the registry after every cold boot, but it's always empty or has no value set. I'm going to add the 12/08/15 updates back one at a time to see if any GWX folders/files show up after each install.
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19 Dec 2015   #37
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Thanks Derek for that info. I was under the impression that it might stop the upgrade persistence, although I must admit I have not been forced to accept the upgrade either, yet!!!!.
You're welcome Bligh, what persistence are you talking about? Just curious.

I get updates like everyone one else but nothing persistently trying to actually do anything.

This is about as aggressive as I have seen so far,

Avoiding the Windows 10 Update Bully with Windows 7 Updates-2015-12-18_21h23_27.png

But I have to click on the GWX icon to see that.


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19 Dec 2015   #38
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote:
Seriously considering some form of Linux (which I've worked with) as an alternative in the future.
Well I posted in the 10 forum yesterday re using Thunderbird as an alternative email because of this really annoying crap and I got no real answers and some flack for worrying about what I consider my own very personal details and data - including medical info as I am not so sure it could not be accessed by the firm for whatever reason and I do not want my stuff brought up to be seen by anyone but myself and my physicians.
One of th epsosters in my thread there was really quite blaise' about using 10 and I think that sort of attitude is furthering M$'s efforts to get us all to use 10.

Anyway soon when I get a chance I am going to boot a Ubuntu system see what happens because I have used it a tiny bit in the past and it really wasn't that bad.
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19 Dec 2015   #39
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

John, you're not seriously thinking of leaving Windows Seven jet ? We have to keep going till the end, keep hanging in

Together we're stronger!
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19 Dec 2015   #40
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

[QUOTE=ICIT2LOL;3191169]
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One of th epsosters in my thread there was really quite blaise' about using 10 and I think that sort of attitude is furthering M$'s efforts to get us all to use 10.

I am going to boot a Ubuntu system see what happens because I have used it a tiny bit in the past and it really wasn't that bad.
Yep one has to be only positive about 10 otherwise the trolls are set loose in gangs usually they offer no solutions only insults... and it's forum sanctioned attacks.

I'd try Zorin personally and see how you like it
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