Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Has Microsoft permanently damaged Windows 7?

29 Feb 2016   #41

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

There are plenty of lists here current ones are on the most recent pages
How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Feb 2016   #42
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1

I don't know why some people have such trouble with Update. My approach has been to install only security and office updates. I don't use IE so I quit updating that as well. And of course I have update settings at "never check for updates." I run my own manual check after Patch Tuesday. I watch this forum and study the lists. And I installed the GWX app. I have never had any W10 related files install. On another computer in the house, W10 did manage to download, but I promptly got rid of it with GWX. And even on that computer, there have been no problems since. I don't get why people have such a problem with this. There must be something else going on with their computer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Feb 2016   #43

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Same way you did when win-10 downloaded would be my guess :)

I learned a long time ago if you don't want Recommended updates uncheck the option so they are not mixed up with real important updates

I believe it was Windows live essentials 2011 that woke me up
My System SpecsSystem Spec

29 Feb 2016   #44
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

It is dire but not hopeless. If you inspect ALL updates before you apply them - if any - then you may keep your Win7 clean.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Has Microsoft permanently damaged Windows 7?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Need to stop Windows looking for damaged partition
I have a drive with two partitions. One of the partitions is damaged in some way. That partition contained programs that I could not fit onto my SSD. The other partition I believe is fine but I cannot access it easily because if I start Windows with the drive connected, Windows is so slow as to be...
Hardware & Devices
Help, damaged windows installer service
Hello, probably my Windows installation service is broken or otherwise nonfunctional. Although the windows installer doesnot report anything wrong, I'm having many bluescreens in last days, mostly just when installing or uninstalling something via Windows Installer. No crash dumps. Any guide how...
BSOD Help and Support
Best way to keep the Windows COA label from getting damaged?
On laptop computers the Windows certificate of authenticity is printed on a piece of paper which is attached to the bottom of the device. Unfortunately, the license key gets damaged and you cannot read it. Is there some way to overcome this problem? Is there some kind of laminate plastic that...
General Discussion
ubuntu damaged my windows partition
Now I can't boot from the harddrive at all,even after reinstallng windows. history. I installed a new drive and since I need to test apps on multiple operating systems, I install several windows versions. I spend two weeks installing many windows versions, then updating and installing...
Installation & Setup
All my files damaged after windows 7 install
Hi all! I have installed Windows 7 on my pc but now all the files that I had in another partition seem to be damaged. I can't open zip files, images, docs, excels, etc. It always says that the file is damaged or in a format that can't open. I have tried to open an image in my laptop and I...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:53.
Twitter Facebook Google+