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Windows 7: Windows 10 Update?

04 Jun 2015   #1
pcspike

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Windows 10 Update?

Having just appeared on my PC and laptop the ĎThe Get Free Windows 10í seemed like the way to go, so I have reserved an upgrade for download. However, am now having second thoughts as Iím not sure if all my software will work after the download and I donít want to take that risk. I realise I should have thought of this before, but there you go. How do I cancel the automatic download until such time that I can do some tests?


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04 Jun 2015   #2
z3r010

 

You can cancel your reservation at any time prior to installing Windows 10. Here’s how:
  • Right click on the Get Windows 10 App or Windows icon located in right end of the taskbar.
  • Select “Check your upgrade status”
  • Select “Cancel reservation”


Info from here - Reserve Free Upgrade to Get Windows 10 in Windows 7 and 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums
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04 Jun 2015   #3
pcspike

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi,
Have tried that but the page only shows for a split second and then shows the page that I have attached


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04 Jun 2015   #4
z3r010

 

I'm running Windows 10 so I don't have it to try, however try clicking on the hamburger menu icon (3 lines) at the top left of the window and see if there is an option to do it from the 'View Confirmation' link.
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04 Jun 2015   #5
pcspike

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi

Thanks, that did the trick! Under 'View Confirmation' there is a second option to cancel that works.
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04 Jun 2015   #6
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I reserved and shortly after cancelled. I recall reading somewhere that regular 'automatic' file downloads would occur until the release, in order to make the install go faster. I hope the cancellation will disable this 'feature', as I was not 'asked' to d/l this icon and it occurred w/o my approval. Anyway to watchdog/prevent these 'automatic' d/l's?
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04 Jun 2015   #7
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
I reserved and shortly after cancelled. I recall reading somewhere that regular 'automatic' file downloads would occur until the release, in order to make the install go faster. I hope the cancellation will disable this 'feature', as I was not 'asked' to d/l this icon and it occurred w/o my approval. Anyway to watchdog/prevent these 'automatic' d/l's?
I'd doubt if you'll get any "automatic" downloads if you have Windows Update set to "check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them".

I did not reserve and have all of the Windows Updates related to Win 10 hidden.

Nevertheless, yesterday Windows Update had a few more updates for me that apparently are connected with the Win 10 update. I hid them too. But they were NOT downloaded due to my setting of "check for updates but.........................."
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04 Jun 2015   #8
Andyrids

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
I reserved and shortly after cancelled. I recall reading somewhere that regular 'automatic' file downloads would occur until the release, in order to make the install go faster. I hope the cancellation will disable this 'feature', as I was not 'asked' to d/l this icon and it occurred w/o my approval. Anyway to watchdog/prevent these 'automatic' d/l's?
I'd doubt if you'll get any "automatic" downloads if you have Windows Update set to "check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them".

I did not reserve and have all of the Windows Updates related to Win 10 hidden.

Nevertheless, yesterday Windows Update had a few more updates for me that apparently are connected with the Win 10 update. I hid them too. But they were NOT downloaded due to my setting of "check for updates but.........................."
Having it set to that did not work for some reason on my system something changed it back to auto could have been any number of things, though installing some updates to MS Office was a possible suspect along with IE11 security updates... I have it now set to disabled and am only installing selected updates offline and checking that the damn thing is still disabled before going back online.
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04 Jun 2015   #9
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
... I'd doubt if you'll get any "automatic" downloads if you have Windows Update set to "check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them".
... but.........................."
yeah, right. I do have my system configured that way but I still find 'updates' occurring w/o my express consent. This little Win10 icon appeared out of nowhere is a prime example. Either that or MS is sneaking this crap in, piggy-backing it on something unawares to me ...
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04 Jun 2015   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I`m sorry but I beg to differ, the icon appeared because you installed an update. I have nothing GWX related on my PC and I have a list of updates not to install. If you want it just PM me.

I have updates set to check for, and I have never had windows install an update without me physically doing it myself.
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