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Windows 7: Has anyone used "Never 10" to prevent automatic upgrades to Win 10?

04 Aug 2016   #1
OldGrantonian

Win 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 
Has anyone used "Never 10" to prevent automatic upgrades to Win 10?

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https://www.grc.com/never10.htm

If anyone has used this free tool, I would be grateful if they could give some feedback good or bad. I'm not a techie.

Thanks.
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04 Aug 2016   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Yes, they have.

And with good results as far as I know.

There is another application that does much the same thing called GWX Control Panel, available here:

Ultimate Outsider

I'm not sure if either are needed now that the "Free Upgrade" date has passed--I haven't paid much attention.
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04 Aug 2016   #3
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

The "free" Win 10 offer has ended. You should not need Never 10 (which I tried and didn't work).
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04 Aug 2016   #4
OldGrantonian

Win 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I'm not sure if either are needed now that the "Free Upgrade" date has passed
Good point. But the feature that I noticed was the following:

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If Microsoft's GWX (Get Windows 10) had already secretly and silently downloaded the Windows 10 files into a hidden directory (this can be squatting on more than 6.5 gigabytes of your hard drive space), Never10 will show the exact count and amount of files and allow its user to remove them with one click.
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04 Aug 2016   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Yeah, you could install it just to see if Win 10 files were there and if not, uninstall it.
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04 Aug 2016   #6
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

It didn't uninstall the hidden files on my Win 7 installation.
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04 Aug 2016   #7
OldGrantonian

Win 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
It didn't uninstall the hidden files on my Win 7 installation.
As I mentioned earlier, I'm no techie. So I have two questions:

- How do you know that you HAD hidden files?
- If you had hidden files, how do you know that Never 10 did not uninstall those files?

:-)
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04 Aug 2016   #8
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I've avoided those folders, but I think they are located in the root of C and can be seen if you have set Windows to view hidden files.

I think they are typically called something like $Windows.~BT or $Windows.~WS.
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04 Aug 2016   #9
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I'm set to "view" hidden files.
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