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Windows 7: Win 10 forced on me ! scared and furious !!

31 Mar 2016   #1

win7 x64 ultimate
Win 10 forced on me ! scared and furious !!

I left my PC for 30 minutes or so and got THE SCARE when I came back

Win 10 was installing - the screen said "25% ready" or some such
I panicked ! I pulled the plug off the wall !!

when I restarted all was blocked, had to go through a new hard restart
and "the thing" has erased all my restore points !!!!

I have had those messages to install Win 10 for months
now there is no way I can leave my desk with the PC on

unless you help me !
how can I stop this horrible threat ?

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31 Mar 2016   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Why did you let windows install Windows 10 updates ??

As long as you don`t let your computer install any Windows 10 updates, you`ll never get windows 10.

Ultimate Outsider - Software Downloads

Ultimate Outsider: Using GWX Control Panel to Permanently Remove the 'Get Windows 10' Icon

GWX Control Panel Download

He said "Horrible Threat"
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31 Mar 2016   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

It wasn't forced on you, you chose to download the updates, and read and accepted the EULA to install Windows 10.

Try holding yourself accountable for your own actions.
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31 Mar 2016   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium

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31 Mar 2016   #5

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

With all the perceived concern for this happening, a short while ago, I decided to see what was actually happening so set up a Windows 7 test system, that was left connected to the internet and running for the duration of the test ...

I received a few "offer" messages over a day or so, which I ignored, (purposely in this case). I did not click on any accept buttons, merely closing the dialogue. I ignored this chance to research and find possible ways to stop the upgrade

After some accidental clicking, as this was on a pro version, I managed to get the system to go to the next phase.

The system gave the prompts and asked if I wanted to upgrade Now or set a time at a Later Date.

For this test I decided to throw caution to the wind and totally ignore this additional opportunity to and check my options and source a Method to prevent upgrade, (GWXControl).

The system then clunked along for a while, downloaded the set-up and began the install - the install then stopped, asking me to agree to the EULA, (End User Licence Agreement), which is a legal requirement imposed on Microsoft.

I declined this and the system immediately accepted the input and rolled back completely to my previous copy of windows 7.

So even if you ignore all the warnings, and get to the final legal check the Windows 10 Upgrade is still able to be cancelled.

Hardly a forced update in my opinion

To quote Mythbusters - "Debunked"
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31 Mar 2016   #6

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

You still have presence of mind to use purple font here going for you though so look on the bright side :)
That is brilliant to pull the plug
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31 Mar 2016   #7

7 x64 Ultimate

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31 Mar 2016   #8

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Icacream,

I'm afraid that Windows 10 wasn't forced on you, but instead just a human mistake on your part by not unchecking this optional update when installing updates.

In addition to help: :)

Windows 10 - Go Back to Previous Windows - Windows 10 Forums

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

Get Windows 10 Icon - Remove from Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums
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31 Mar 2016   #9

win7 x64 ultimate

thanks to you all
as I am a non-technical person, I used the software recommended by AddRAM :)
I feel better !!!

and Brink, I know what happened : I have been seeing these "upgrade to 10 notifications" for so long that I click them away without looking at them
but this afternoon, as I booted up, I looked at the notification : it was a really sneaky new one with a count down.... 60 minutes to hell....
must have been the same this morning, only I did not pay attention and just closed it.... but it kept counting in the back...
wow, did I get a scare !!!!
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31 Mar 2016   #10

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Windows 10 is not all that bad, if you had another machine to install it on that would be nice :)

Once you learn it, snip snap done
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