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Saying NO to forced W10---the Microsoft way

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:09 pm
by all41
The latest/greatest support release----Basically how to prevent W10 backports to Win7 and 8.x
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3080351
But for how long?-- it has been demonstrated that update preferences can be recategorized
and changed at will, with or without user knowledge or permissions.

Re: Saying NO to forced W10---the Microsoft way

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:53 pm
by Pierre
using GWX Control Panel seems to be the suggested way:
http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/G ... lSetup.exe

"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. See the user guide at the Ultimate Outsider blog. You can still download GWX Control Panel as a standalone executable if you don't like installers".

Re: Saying NO to forced W10---the Microsoft way

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:50 am
by all41
Shame on you Pierre
This is not the Microsoft suggested way :wink: :mrgreen:

Re: Saying NO to forced W10---the Microsoft way

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:53 am
by BigEasy
But for how long?
Just wait for July then upgrades will stops by itself. What after? I suggest you will go to shop and purchase W10 (sooner or later). But this time for your own money.

Re: Saying NO to forced W10---the Microsoft way

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:18 am
by Fragezeichen
BigEasy wrote:
But for how long?
Just wait for July then upgrades will stops by itself. What after? I suggest you will go to shop and purchase W10 (sooner or later). But this time for your own money.
Well, Windows 7 is supported 'till 2020, so there's absolutely no need to "upgrade" to Win 10 any time soon. In case Microsoft's privacy policy regarding Win 10 is still the same at that point, then I guess it's time to say goodbye to dual boot and run only Linux. The Windows applications I want/need to run are not worth the price of completely giving up your privacy.

Re: Saying NO to forced W10---the Microsoft way

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:33 am
by mmix
reactos is for rest of us.

Re: Saying NO to forced W10---the Microsoft way

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:25 am
by Pierre
all41 wrote:Shame on you Pierre
This is not the Microsoft suggested way :wink: :mrgreen:
:oops: no actually :roll: or maybe :twisted:

anyway it's:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft- ... tructions/
to Enable the setting Turn off the upgrade to the latest version of Windows through Windows Update.

Re: Saying NO to forced W10---the Microsoft way

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:33 am
by Drygar
BigEasy wrote:
But for how long?
Just wait for July then upgrades will stops by itself. What after? I suggest you will go to shop and purchase W10 (sooner or later). But this time for your own money.
I seriously doubt that Microsoft will just stop pushing Win 10 after July/August 2016. There will be something else. In addition to the [a lot more] information control they have with Windows 10 [which brings them more money now due to contracts] , they will want to make more money by different methods. I think that they will either leave it free upgrade for longer and will be even more pushy than they are now OR they will devepol something else to push or something else to make money from (e.g. making Windows 10 subscription based as Office 365 is)

Re: Saying NO to forced W10---the Microsoft way

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:48 pm
by z31fanatic
I have a feeling they will extend the free upgrade period for another year come July.