Microsoft silently preparing your PC for Win 10

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  1. Posts : 20,583
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       #180

    I just wish ZDNet stopped with the popups on exit and load faster,
    But that could be browser related
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  2. Posts : 17,545
    Windows 10 Pro x64 EN-GB
       #181

    Brds7t7 said:
    I'm not happy with installing updates that are negatively affecting the performance of my system.
    My point was you can hide and block an unwanted update. Microsoft is not forcing you to install this update in question, nor are they forcing you to install Windows 10.
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  3. Posts : 1,797
    Win 7 Ultimate, Win 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
       #182

    Kari said:
    Brds7t7 said:
    I'm not happy with installing updates that are negatively affecting the performance of my system.
    My point was you can hide and block an unwanted update. Microsoft is not forcing you to install this update in question, nor are they forcing you to install Windows 10.
    I didn't actually say they were forcing them on anyone.
    Just that they've been a little vague in their descriptions. And if they're pushed to a novice user who just installs every update and it negatively impacts your system then it becomes a problem.
    Last edited by Brds7t7; 21 Apr 2015 at 14:55.
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  4. Posts : 290
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #183

    There is a quote here from someone to the effect that " a handful of people trying to spin this update process as a sneaky move on Microsoft's part". Nice words, 'spin' and all that!

    Anyone is entitled to use whatever euphemism one likes. As far as I am concerned these updates that are being sneaked in, some even as "Important", which are not necessary to the proper functioning of Windows 7, or even W 8 for that matter, is a sneaky and underhand activity by Microsoft.

    Thank you,
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  5. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #184

    Well it's not like they aren't listed at all :)
    That would be sneaky if not listed
    It's just as said preparing for upgrading.

    Odd from prior releases that I remember.
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  6. Posts : 6,741
    W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
       #185

    I've left feedback for Microsoft on numerous occasions on leaving their site (at their request) that their descriptions of updates could be much more informative instead of the generic write ups they do give. If they did do this maybe people wouldn't be so up in arms about these updates now, nobody knows exactly what they're for or what they're going to do. I know Windows 10 will not be able to overwrite anybody's current install without being given permission by the user, but some users may think it's a good idea without being completely informed about what Windows 10 is. Maybe these updates will tell them nearer to the date.

    I may reintroduce them just to see what gives.
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  7. whs
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    Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
       #186

    Melita said:
    There is a quote here from someone to the effect that " a handful of people trying to spin this update process as a sneaky move on Microsoft's part". Nice words, 'spin' and all that!

    Anyone is entitled to use whatever euphemism one likes. As far as I am concerned these updates that are being sneaked in, some even as "Important", which are not necessary to the proper functioning of Windows 7, or even W 8 for that matter, is a sneaky and underhand activity by Microsoft.

    Thank you,
    I think Ed Bott was referring to his peers in the press. Not people like you and me. And the press people always 'spin' things. Think on this one idiot on Fox - I forgot his name.
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  8. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #187

    Boozad said:
    I've left feedback for Microsoft on numerous occasions

    I may reintroduce them just to see what gives.
    I have too especially the win-10 ones as in Why they disappeared from the Hide list and morphed to Important

    I might too on win-8-8.1 mind you
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  9. Posts : 6,741
    W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
       #188

    I have two spare W7 OEM licenses at least one of which will be upgraded to W10 so I may install one on my second SSD and install the updates and see what happens. I want W10 on that drive anyway so it won't matter, at least I could document the upgrade process (even though I'd much prefer a clean install).
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  10. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #189

    Yep clean and mean :)
    Just not mean enough to brick
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