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Windows 7: Windows 10 Tried to Download...I need to remain at Win7

30 May 2016   #11

Windows 7 pro 64-bit

I've wondered whyy M$ is not only making 10 available for free for users (a first) but doing all they can do force it on users. I don't know what their end game is. Surely there is one. I manually disabled the upgrade through group policy and task scheduler before I even found out about those programs. They are helpful especially for those not well versed in Windows. I agree that M$ has gone about this whole upgrade the wrong way and I think that it has degraded their reputation. Unfortunately I don't think that it will be over when the free upgrade ends. I think that they will continue to nag users and even attempt to perform an install for users to only find out that they have to pay for it. We shall see. FYI unchecking "Give me recommended updates the same way that I receive important updates" is not necessary once the upgrade is disabled be it by using group policy, the registry edit, or one of those utilities. I have it enabled with no auto install.

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31 May 2016   #12

Win7 Pro 64-Bit

It appears I am okay for now. The only thing I have not been able to figure out how to accomplish is hiding the KB's referred to. Can anyone explain? They were easy to locate and uninstall.

Here is how I worked through these recommendations:
1 - booted into Safe Mode when laptop powered up and examined Control Panel; obviously nothing found.

2 - Re-Started laptop to examine Windows Update and Windows update history. Fortunately, I arrived at the Win7 desktop after rebooting without issue. Once in Windows Update the message informing me my Windows 10 INSTALLATION had not completed and I could continue by simply thank you MS!

3 - Located & uninstalled KB 3035583, KB 2952664 and KB 3123862.

4 - Connected to Internet, downloaded GWX Control Panel, installed and ran the software. I deleted W10 files, folders, disabled W10 App, and prevented it from ever operating on this laptop again.

5 - Rebooted laptop...into Win7 Pro! Life is much better now.

Thank you for all the sound advice. This forum is excellent!

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31 May 2016   #13

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

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31 May 2016   #14

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

"...The only thing I have not been able to figure out how to accomplish is hiding the KB's referred to. Can anyone explain? They were easy to locate and uninstall..." -- RickV
When you're faced with the suggested downloads/installs, you can right-click on any chosen KB and left-click Hide choice.
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02 Jun 2016   #15

Win7 Pro 64-Bit

Most of my system remains okay with these changes. However, I am observing KB2952664 comes back after uninstalling it. Note that I have not been informed of any type of update to Win7 since I made these changes (and therefore no opportunity to hide a given update) a few days ago. Has anyone else experienced this?
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02 Jun 2016   #16

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Your windows update settings should be set like this.
As posted on the image above on post #5 as long as your updates settings are the same any of the win-10 stuff can come back and yes they will
All you need to do is Ignore them in the Optional section
Only install Important section updates.
And even then create a system image well before downloading and installing them
Imaging with free Macrium
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02 Jun 2016   #17

Win7 Pro 64-Bit

I finally figured out how to Hide/Ignore the (3) updates. I was not looking at the correct of the three dialogs I see the updates in.

I should be in a better place now...yes Macrium is on the "to do" list and has gained higher priority.
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05 Jun 2016   #18

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

Yea without an image to fall back on you'd be up the creek without a paddle in many ways
Win-10 has a horrible system restore back to the previous install
Just the upgrade process has failed for many people hosing the previous install too.

I did run into this that might help as last resort
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