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Windows 7: Windows 10 Tried to Download...I need to remain at Win7

30 May 2016   #1
RickV

Win7 Pro 64-Bit
 
 
Windows 10 Tried to Download...I need to remain at Win7

Can anyone direct me to the correct person of sub-forum here? I heard Windows 10 forces you to upgrade but, did not believe this. MS just tried this and forced a reboot. I shut my laptop off...when it tells you not to. I was pissed.

Please advise as to how I can rid myself of the Windows 10 upgrade and what I need to do in order to turn my laptop on safely without allowing Windows 10 to continue configuring it.




Thank you,


Rick


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30 May 2016   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Exactly what was Windows 10 upgrade doing just before you forced a shutdown?
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30 May 2016   #3
RickV

Win7 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

The upgrade dialog familiar to everyone displayed as I was in the process of purchasing a movie to stream for my family. I pressed the "x" symbol in the upper right hand corner of this dialog and thought I was okay. However, I have found I am naive as MS acted nonetheless and shut down the movie we had just begun watching. Windows had advanced to the point where the blue shut down screen was displayed informing the user not to turn off their computer.

My response may have made my problem worse but, I pressed the power button to force the laptop to shut off. I will not turn it on until I have a solution in hand that will prevent Windows 10 for continuing and that allows me to retain Windows 7.

Strictly, speaking I cannot believe MS is being this bold. I am old enough to remember the investigation of MS regarding accessing computer owners hard disks without their approval. This is not that different a situation.

Does this help? Do you need more information?
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30 May 2016   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can easily revert back to Windows 7.

Going back to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 - Windows Help -

Change your mind about Windows 10? Here's how you can roll back - CNET

Then install the GWX Control Panel, so it never happens again.

Ultimate Outsider - Software Downloads

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pcmDTDRGgA

And once you get back to W7, uninstall then hide these updates.

KB3035583

KB2952664

KB3123862
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30 May 2016   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Your windows update settings should be set like this.


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30 May 2016   #6
RickV

Win7 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

AddRAM,

I remember you...you have OS skills! I will look into this tomorrow as I am on EST. I will turn the pc on early to help time work on my side.

I have also performed a lot of frantic searching and reading since this occurred a few hours ago. Did Windows 10 simply download to my laptop or is the install? Strictly speaking, both are wrong (in my mind) for a corporation to be forcing this on consumers.
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30 May 2016   #7
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I installed GWX Control Panel on my system and applied the settings so I won't be bothered by Windows 10. Now when I see updates available I check what they are for and don't install any that have to do with "updating".

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30 May 2016   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Windows 10 and MS do not force you to upgrade, there has to be input from the user.

For example, Having Windows Update set to automatic, installing updates without reviewing them etc.

That`s all I`m gonna say about that.
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30 May 2016   #9
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Windows 10 and MS do not force you to upgrade, there has to be input from the user...
Yes and no. Even though many have set their WU to notify if WUs are available for download and install - doesn't matter. MS had made the input necessary from the user to reject almost akin to "Have you stopped beating your spouse today? Yes or No!" Well, according to scuttlebutt, not only has MS snuck in W10 download/install wrapped inside of recommended updates, but also: the "do not download or install W10" click is not obvious at all, unless one really reads carefully all the way to the middle or so of the html.
I've been using a WU-off batchfile [at every session], Gibson's Never10, GWX Control Panel for some time now. I've been experimenting with Spybot Anti-Beacon -- I'm not sure what it all does yet.
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30 May 2016   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes, MS was quite sneaky. They should have put more effort into advertising and letting the end user know what was going on, like Hey if you would like to try Windows 10 here`s what you have to do.

That way the end user would`ve known everything. I did not like the way they did it at all, hopefully it`ll all be over in 2 months.
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