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24 Aug 2016   #1
fruitkiller

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Read on another forum that Win7/8.1 updates that recently updates...

all transform 7 and 8 into Windows 10 with a Windows 7 or 8.1 skin.

It's not just like how you could ignore some updates and be fine, enforced telemetry and basically spying on all users is being enforced. Screenshots I saw were not like the usual windows 7 updates.

My main desktop has Linux Mint 17.3 and Windows 7 x64 Ultimate. The last update I've made for Windows was in June, I don't boot into it much anymore since my only main reason to keep 7 x64 ultimate is for some gaming that somehow CrossOver (a proprietary program made to emulate Windows applications that are complex, like games, much better than just Wine, and also there is Steam on Linux. But still there is some games that I play that only work well with win7. Should I disable updates? Because from what I saw, and believe me, I've seen your stickied thread and will take a look at it, but apparently resistance is futile now, when people only receive one update which is a "package" when they are setup like me "notify me of new updates, let me update myself', that does not say much what it does but apparently creates deep changes to even the kernel of win7.

Correct me if wrong and all hope is not lost.


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24 Aug 2016   #2
spc3rd

Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Morning fruitkiller,

Perhaps you could indicate which forum you came across the info you mentioned. I'd be interested in reading what they have to say.

Regards,
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24 Aug 2016   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Yes please tell us who is spreading this total rubbish, We can then make sure our members are aware and avoid the site completely

Oh, and in the words of the great Abraham Lincoln " Don't believe everything you read on the Internet"
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24 Aug 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fruitkiller View Post
all transform 7 and 8 into Windows 10 with a Windows 7 or 8.1 skin.
Hi,
I'm not even sure what that means

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fruitkiller View Post

It's not just like how you could ignore some updates and be fine, enforced telemetry and basically spying on all users is being enforced. Screenshots I saw were not like the usual windows 7 updates.
You can post a screen shot yourself of what you're referring too.

If your update settings exclude Recommended updates from being mixed into the Important updates section all should be fine to Ignore the Optional section and only install Important updates.
Read on another forum that Win7/8.1 updates that recently updates...-update-settings.jpg

Otherwise
Most of the telemetry updates yes most of us have avoided and not installed them plus others we feel do not apply to our use......

But all should abide by the CEIP preferences which can be accessed by clicking start and typing this into the search box
Change Customer Experience Improvement Program settings

You'll see if you're oped in or out.
Other micro... programs will also have settings to opt in or out of like Windows essentials/ MSE/ windows media player/...


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24 Aug 2016   #5
fruitkiller

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spc3rd View Post
Morning fruitkiller,

Perhaps you could indicate which forum you came across the info you mentioned. I'd be interested in reading what they have to say.

Regards,
dslreports, I'll find the thread and add it in soon.

dslreports is not known for BS, it's the most accurate geek/tech site out there, I'll just find the thread later, I just woke up.
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24 Aug 2016   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

I read on another forum that Windows 10 is responsible for climate change...
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24 Aug 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
I read on another forum that Windows 10 is responsible for climate change...
Maybe global cpu warming
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24 Aug 2016   #8
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
I read on another forum that Windows 10 is responsible for climate change...
That's been my understanding.
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24 Aug 2016   #9
fruitkiller

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
I read on another forum that Windows 10 is responsible for climate change...
Hohohohohohoh

https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r30...l-Ars-Technica

There. Have at it.
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24 Aug 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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