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

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  1. Posts : 757
    Win10 Pro 64-bit
       #681

    CarlSD said:
    A Guy said:
    Josh Mayfield, a software engineer and developer for GWX Control Panel, said that he has been getting several reports from users that the upgrade option keeps popping up on their Win 7 and 8.1 PCs several times a day.

    “Over Thanksgiving weekend I started getting reports that the Windows Update “AllowOSUpgrade” setting was getting flipped back on a number of peoples’ PCs,” he said.

    In addition, he mentioned that the setting resets itself at least once a day if the user switches his PC off.
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    A Guy
    Interesting.

    I'm guessing that could have something to do with one or more important/recommended/optional W7 updates that have been installed since the beginning of 2015?

    Maybe there's more Windows 10 related stuff in some of those updates than we already know about?

    I still seem to be immune (according to GWX Control Panel) because I did a clean install of Windows 7 just recently and I didn't install anything other than security updates dated from the start of 2015. Actually, I did do the time zone updates and maybe one or two others after checking them all out carefully... no W10 stuff, no telemetry, no Windows Update Client updates and no MS malicious software removal tools. All hidden (for now).

    If W10 still manages to 'sneak' it's way onto this PC (and my 9 year old HP laptop which also has a clean install of W7) then I think it will be time for a W7/Linux Mint dual boot - with W7 at SP1 level only and no internet access whatsoever. I've been thinking about that more and more lately.
    Just for the fun of it, I put "gwx" into my search program, Locate32, and restricted the search to my C:\ drive. Lo and behold, something's there from March 2015. Any idea what this is and if it's safe to remove?
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  2. Posts : 462
    Windows 7 x64 SP1
       #682

    [QUOTE=Lady Fitzgerald;3189850]
    [/QUOTE said:

    That won't work for everyone. For me, it would mean the lost of the ability to record OTA TV shows.
    It all comes down to priorities. To me, there is nothing on the internet, no software program, that is more important than control over my own property. There is always a workaround. Or you just decide you can live without something. Linux is constantly evolving. although I currently need W7 to run my music software, it is only a matter of time until other software that runs on Linux becomes available.
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  3. Posts : 4,047
    W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.2 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit
       #683

    groze said:
    Wouldn't that get a lot of U.S. small claims lawsuits if that happened? People agreed to windows 7 EULU not the windows 10 EULA when they bought their computer.
    I'm not a lawyer. :)

    Presumably the US EULA will survive scrutiny by US judges.

    I've always assumed (after skimming the occasional EULA) that they basically absolve the company of all blame for anything that happens, including stuff they've deliberately done.

    If it does happen and anyone complains they will just claim it was an accident (like they did recently with some update).
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  4. Posts : 53,678
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #684
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  5. Posts : 4,752
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
       #685

    Since EOL for Win 7 is in 2020, I don't think any "Forced Win 10" would be before that date. There are a lot of people still using XP. At the beginning of this year it was 17% or 250 million folks. I just don't see how MS can force Win 10 on us and expect acceptance.
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  6. Posts : 4,047
    W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.2 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit
       #686

    bigmck said:
    I just don't see how MS can force Win 10 on us and expect acceptance.
    "We just gave you a $400 OS for free. Why are you complaining?"
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  7. Posts : 9,615
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #687

    lehnerus2000 said:
    groze said:
    Wouldn't that get a lot of U.S. small claims lawsuits if that happened? People agreed to windows 7 EULU not the windows 10 EULA when they bought their computer.
    I'm not a lawyer. :)

    Presumably the US EULA will survive scrutiny by US judges.

    I've always assumed (after skimming the occasional EULA) that they basically absolve the company of all blame for anything that happens, including stuff they've deliberately done.

    If it does happen and anyone complains they will just claim it was an accident (like they did recently with some update).
    In the U.S., gross negligence, fraud and other illegal activity, etc. cannot be excused by disclaimers.
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  8. Posts : 1,109
    windows 7 professional 64 bit
       #688

    Hi there :)

    You all say, I can install security updates safely, is that 100 % sure ?

    Thanks,
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  9. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #689

    Post a list Thelma that you're getting

    I think the one I posted Lady was a crawler this was on a new install of 7 pro :/
    But it was shown as Important for an odd reason
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  10. Posts : 9,615
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #690

    ThrashZone said:
    Post a list Thelma that you're getting

    I think the one I posted Lady was a crawler this was on a new install of 7 pro :/
    But it was shown as Important for an odd reason
    KB3035583 finally showed up again on my computer this morning. I had the blasted thing again.
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