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Free win10 upgrade, MS now getting pushy about it.

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by earthman, Oct 14, 2015.

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  1. earthman

    earthman Thread Starter

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    I'm still on Win7, I noticed that their pop up window to install Win10 has changed, there is no option to select another date for the install, it were only ever 3 days ahead anyhow.

    I'm wondering, is the free offer coming to an end then?

    Looking through some of the past threads on here, I see that some have reverted back to their old OS after dabbling with Win10, I'm wondering if I should even bother/risk trying it to be honest?.....Although I dare say that I'll be forced to in the end.
     
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    The offer is for a year - July 2016 (it was released on 29th July 2015)
     
  3. earthman

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    Thanks, I never would have guessed that it were for that long.

    So what are you all thinking, will you wait until the last minute till you jump ship?
     
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    Is there a reason for you to not update your machine?
     
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    i'm suggesting people wait until the new year - let all the major bugs get resolved , also for manufacturers to design and release new drivers
    IE - Sony is due to release drivers for VAIO in November 2015 and advising to wait
     
  6. earthman

    earthman Thread Starter

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    Thanks, I gather that's good advice.
     
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    I read a couple of articles this morning about Microsoft forcing the Windows 10 upgrade on unsuspecting Windows 7/8.1 users.
    I've hid or uninstalled several Windows updates to prevent this from happening, but most users aren't aware of or know how to do it.
    I've also got a .reg file waiting in the wings, just in case it's needed.

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  8. earthman

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    I suspect that you are right about that,......any info on these updates and how does one go about hiding them??
     
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    Is your computer running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1?
    Have you already installed the monthly updates that were released yesterday?

    One of our trusted advisors, DaveBurnett has compiled a list of Windows updates for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 users that he recommends be hidden or uninstalled.
    You might want to start a conversation with him.

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  10. earthman

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    Yes, Win7 and I did notice that rather long update when I shut down.
     
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    Wow, thanks for that, just had a quick read,....so apart from trying a 'system restore' back to pre 15th September, there's not much I can do at the mo??
     
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    There are several Windows updates that you can uninstall and hide, and there are registry tweaks that you can make use of.

    Unfortunately, it's not for novice/inexperienced users, and it's too detailed and time-consuming for me to submit here.

    You can do a Google search on the subject and find numerous links to read about it.

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    Thanks, I guessed that would be the answer,......sadly I'm one of the novice/inexperienced users that you mention.:LOL::cry:
     
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    I've got a few local "computer illiterate" users whose Windows 7 computers I service about once a month.
    They have no idea which updates not to install and what tweaks to use, so I do it myself to insure they don't accidentally reserve or install Windows 10.
    I'm pushing 70 and my eyes are getting bad, so they may be without my help in the near future.

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