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Windows 7: Better check your Windows 7 PC for Get Windows 10 (GWX) traces

15 Jan 2019   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Better check your Windows 7 PC for Get Windows 10 (GWX) traces

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Depending on from what angle you look at it, Microsoft's Get Windows 10 (GWX) campaign to get Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices to upgrade to Windows 10 was either a colossal disaster, a great success, or something in between.

Microsoft launched Windows 10, the last version of Windows ever, in 2015. Windows 10 was a new beginning for Microsoft; the company wanted customers to forget Windows 8 and move towards a Windows as a service model.

Microsoft launched the Get Windows 10 campaign to push Windows 10 and the 1 billion Windows 10 PCs by 2018 target.

What looked like a good deal on paper -- free upgrades to Windows 10 for devices running legitimate copies of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 -- turned into a nightmare for customers who did not want to upgrade to Windows 10...

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Read more: Better check your Windows 7 PC for Get Windows 10 (GWX) traces - gHacks Tech News




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15 Jan 2019   #2
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Wow. That's low but should we expect anything else from M$?
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16 Jan 2019   #3
Brds7t7

Win 7 Ultimate, Win 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
 
 

What's the point of that article? One PC with traces of running tasks which didn't get removed properly, clearly from some updates not being removed properly! It says in the article the updates had been installed on that PC since 2015, and the PC in question didn't even start any kind of update process to Windows 10 to begin with anyway, even with those tasks running?

I'm sure everyone is going to start panicking about another Windows 10 upgrade push. I'm not buying into that. I'm not an MS defender by any means with some of their latest shenanigans, but this seems more like a clickbait article to get people worked up.

Keep calm and carry on folks!
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