How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8

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  1.    #201

    My test is that I've been using my MS account to sign into Windows 10 since October and never seen the slightest evidence of it being used or purloined for any other purpose at all.

    Meanwhile if I accidentally sign into Google or Youtube or install any of their programs, within minutes a comment I make in an email will spray related ads everywhere I go.

    Google is the company that promised to "do no evil." So why are they given a pass while imaginary threats from MS abound even though they haven't the slightest record of spying and go out of their way to protect consumer rights?
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  2. Posts : 1,167
    W10 32 bit, XUbuntu 18.xx 64 bit
       #202

    gregrocker said:
    My test is that I've been using my MS account to sign into Windows 10 since October and never seen the slightest evidence of it being used or purloined for any other purpose at all.

    Meanwhile if I accidentally sign into Google or Youtube or install any of their programs, within minutes a comment I make in an email will spray related ads everywhere I go.

    Google is the company that promised to "do no evil." So why are they given a pass while imaginary threats from MS abound even though they haven't the slightest record of spying and go out of their way to protect consumer rights?
    Source?
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  3. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #203

    It has nothing to do with what google does verses M$ = for me anyway,
    It has to do with the way windows has always been used = as a os without any connect M$ services/ apps.
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  4.    #204

    groze said:
    gregrocker said:
    My test is that I've been using my MS account to sign into Windows 10 since October and never seen the slightest evidence of it being used or purloined for any other purpose at all.

    Meanwhile if I accidentally sign into Google or Youtube or install any of their programs, within minutes a comment I make in an email will spray related ads everywhere I go.

    Google is the company that promised to "do no evil." So why are they given a pass while imaginary threats from MS abound even though they haven't the slightest record of spying and go out of their way to protect consumer rights?
    Source?
    I'm the source. I've been here 6-8 hours every day since before Windows 7 was released and have never seen any sign of MS spying in any way. If I had I would have blown the whistle just like I did on the Windows 8 debacle where I was warned I was risking my MVP. Instead MS called me and the other top forums producers into a focus group with their top execs where we gave our view of how badly they had messed up, and this was completely corrected for Windows 10. So my credibility as a MS critic is not in question, but on privacy issues I have never seen any reason to criticize.

    You may not trust me as such a source, but there are millions of others on the web who do because they run a better install of Win7 with my help than they could ever pay money for. I only suggest you see for yourself instead of spreading rumours that I believe are unfounded.
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  5. Posts : 9,615
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       #205

    gregrocker said:
    My test is that I've been using my MS account to sign into Windows 10 since October and never seen the slightest evidence of it being used or purloined for any other purpose at all.

    Meanwhile if I accidentally sign into Google or Youtube or install any of their programs, within minutes a comment I make in an email will spray related ads everywhere I go.

    Google is the company that promised to "do no evil." So why are they given a pass while imaginary threats from MS abound even though they haven't the slightest record of spying and go out of their way to protect consumer rights?
    I certainly do not give Google a pass. The only Google function I use is Maps and that is only occasionally. I also do not have an account with them.
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  6. Posts : 4,047
    W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.2 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit
       #206

    ThrashZone said:
    Also hopping that a local account creation during install is still there slightly hidden of course as it's always been during clean installs during testing iso builds :/
    You should be able to force a Local Account by installing whilst your network is physically disconnected from your PC.
    It worked for me with the W10TP clean installs.

    Obviously MS could remove that option at any time, or restrict it to the Enterprise version.

    Lady Fitzgerald said:
    I certainly do not give Google a pass. The only Google function I use is Maps and that is only occasionally. I also do not have an account with them.
    I was forced to create a Google Account as part of my IT courses.
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  7. Posts : 1,167
    W10 32 bit, XUbuntu 18.xx 64 bit
       #207

    Here is my concern.

    Link removed.
    Last edited by groze; 02 Aug 2015 at 10:05. Reason: Link Removed.
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  8. Posts : 757
    Win10 Pro 64-bit
       #208

    Ouch.
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  9. Posts : 9,615
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #209

    I couldn't get in. It's giving me a message saying I've hit my five free article limit this month which is b.s. because this is only the second time I've ever been to their *&^%! site. What really happened is I blocked their %$#@! cookie but the moron(s) who designed the website either didn't take or flunked Error Trapping 101, something that is all too common, and makes me wonder what other website blunders the eejit(s) may have committed, any one of which my compromise my security. I will not go to a website that requires me to accept a cookie or get an account just to look at the ^%$#. There is only one reason to require that I accept a cookie just to view a website and that is to snoop on me. The Divil take them!

    Rant over. You are now being returned to your regularly scheduled thread.
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  10. Posts : 127
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #210

    So I'm sorry to keep beating on this but as long as I have Windows Update Settings set to "Download updates but let me choose whether to install them" this msg is in my action center:




    The only way to make it go away is apparently to turn off Windows Update in the Action Center Settings & that doesn't seem like the appropriate way to solve:






    Do not remember this being an issue before. I want the Action Center to read No Issues. Without turning off Windows Update in the Action Center Settings.

    Is a Windows Update responsible for that?

    & speaking of Windows Updates KB2952664 snuck in there again, even tho Updates are set to "Download updates but let me choose whether to install them". Perhaps all the messing with this Action Center Alert. I have attempted to uninstall KB2952664 twice today & while it indicates success it still shows up under "Installed Updates"?

    I am perfectly happy with Windows 7 & plan on using as long as there is support. Why is MS pushing 10 so hard?

    thank you
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