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post #16 of 76 (permalink) Old 2016-03-17, 11:02 AM
 
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As a further note

Some people have their updates settings set to "Automatically Download and Install Updates" which is mostly good. What Microsoft (not Microspy or M$) is doing is pushing the upgrade as an update and taking advantage of the setting.

THAT I do not agree with .... users should have to choose to install it!

My server had that setting by default, overnight it installed and rebooted leaving some of the VM's in saved state. Change to Download and let me decide when to install

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I believe gwx control panel took care of win10 for me!
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Curiously..I did the "stop GWX service, switch to manual updates, remove KB3035583, hide KB3035583.." process last month, but did not delete the System32/GWX or sysWOW64/GWX folders.
This got rid of the nag, and after just now checking for the GWX folders, they are gone!
Still a lot of references for GWX in the registry pointing to those folders, but the folders removed themselves.

According to the Windows event log C:\Windows\System32\winevt\Logs\Microsoft-Windows-GWX-Ins%4Operational.evtx it was not happy for about 10 hours after making the changes last month.
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Here's another article: PC Users Caught Unprepared for Automatic Windows 10 Upgrades

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Which OS version did you experience that on, vmstek?



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@JamesK : In the article you osted, there is a funny line where it says "Microsoft promised to make the change easy for users." Easy alright, just push the forced update.

I didn't do and don't want the update as I use software that are incompatible with Windows 10. Just like that man in the same article that couldn't do a presentation because his laptop had "updated" to the next version, I don't want any surprises.

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Monday March 21 9am The latest Windows updates were installed yesterday (29 in total). One of those suckers has installed a icon in the system tray "inviting me" to Get Windows 10. I do not want win 10 and of course I cannot delete this annoyance not of my choosing. It is a KBxxxxxxxxxxinstall. Any way I can remove it and have my computer back? sailmaker
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I've been installing this utility: Ultimate Outsider - Software Downloads
GWX Control Panel
It is pretty flexible - allows you to remove the update icon, disable the update to Windows 10, etc. Quoting from the download page:
This is a free tool that can remove and disable the 'Get Windows 10' notification area icon on Windows 7 and Windows 8. Recent versions can also disable 'Upgrade to Windows 10' behavior in the Windows Update control panel and do much more.

I have installed this on about a dozen systems so far, and I haven't seen any issues with it.
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@Quarterstaff : YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!! Thanks a million.. Sailmaker
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I got rid of the Win10 nags by simply choosing 'Hide icon and notifications' in the notification area properties. It's still there but not usually visible and the nags don't appear.
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Well imagine my surprise last night when I was about to turn off my computer. Beside the SHUT DOWN button, was an install icon as in "install updates then turn off computer."

I looked at what the KB number was and searched for it. Sure enough, it was a Windows 10 trying to install thetaskbar icon. I right clicked and hid the update. Hopefully this IS the end of it.

This is worst than someone coming to my house every weekend trying to convert me to their religion. No means no. I didn't want it last week, I don't want it today nor do I want it tomorrow. Please get a clue. Sheesh.
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This is the tool that should be used to block W10 installs. https://www.grc.com/never10.htm

All it does is flick the officially supported Microsoft group policy / registry items. It sets them, and can back them out as well. Utility does not have to be installed and can be deleted after you run it. My understanding the GWX control panel tries to do too much uninstalling updates etc. and you end up in a game of cat and mouse and having to update it down the road etc.

As far as I know VMs will never be offered the upgrade. Makes me curious if you were to install 7/8.1 to a .VHD to use with the bare metal if that would also not ever be offered the update.
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As far as I know VMs will never be offered the upgrade.
There is this:

Windows 7 to windows 10 upgrade on a VirtualBox
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I have limited monthly data so I changed the Windows Update setting on both my laptop and desktop computers (both Windows 7 Professional x64) to "check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them". So far this seems to have prevented Windows 10 from trying to download and install.
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