The opinionated ramblings and muses of a weary web victim.

....and you'd rather Microsoft didn't push it down your throat....

 

http://www.ghacks.net/2015/04/17/how-to-remove-windows-10-upgrade-updates-in-windows-7-and-8/

 

Microsoft.... it's actually polite to ask.


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on Jun 04, 2015

yes, win7 32 bit  and do have set to manual update, but automatic download

harpo, the ghost NON-subscriber

on Jun 04, 2015

harpo99999

yes, win7 32 bit and do have set to manual update, but automatic download

Saves bandwidth to not pre-download stuff you might actually choose not to install.

Just have Update inform you if they are available....and don't even DL until you decide yes/no...

 

Control is everything...

on Jun 04, 2015

I am not sure if this is the right thread to post this or not.    But am I the only one who thinks installing a new OS over an old OS is just downright sloppy computer maintenance?   And to that point isn't it a tad silly to install a new OS over programs that may or may not be compatible with the new OS?

If and when I am ready to switch to Win 10, I wil do it the old fashioned way.  Format the drive and install fresh.  No unncessary Windows 7 remanants left behind and the only programs that get installed will be programs I know work with Windows 10.

Yes I'll have to buy the OS and pay full price for it, but the peace of mind knowing it's done right and in a tidy fashion is well worth it to me, even if I have to buy 3 or 4 Win 10 licenses.

on Jun 04, 2015

MeSleeper

I am not sure if this is the right thread to post this or not.    But am I the only one who thinks installing a new OS over an old OS is just downright sloppy computer maintenance?   And to that point isn't it a tad silly to install a new OS over programs that may or may not be compatible with the new OS?

If and when I am ready to switch to Win 10, I wil do it the old fashioned way.  Format the drive and install fresh.  No unncessary Windows 7 remanants left behind and the only programs that get installed will be programs I know work with Windows 10.

Yes I'll have to buy the OS and pay full price for it, but the peace of mind knowing it's done right and in a tidy fashion is well worth it to me, even if I have to buy 3 or 4 Win 10 licenses.

I feel pretty much the same way, but I read that there was a way to clean install Windows 8 from an upgrade download, hopefully the same is tru of Win 10, cos I'd rather not pass up on the free upgrade of 2, possibly 3 machines.  I need to find that article again, and hopefully I can, but the way it was done in Win 8 was to save the OS upgrade to disc, upgrade the installed OS, then migrate the upgrade only to a clean drive/partition using the product key of the old OS to validate the Win 8 installation.  There is more to it than just that, but that's it in a nutshell.

on Jun 04, 2015

Because of the logic of clean installing as an ideal I'd expect 10 will allow it exactly the same as any other OS release.  Too many people prefer the method...

on Jun 04, 2015

Thanks guys.   If I can do a totally clean install and am confident my apps work on Win 10, free is always nice.  I'll be watching to see how this unfolds. I'm in no hurry.  In the meantime, I've uninstalled all the suspect updates and will update only those Windows 7 patches going forward that are for security for now. Everything else remains hidden until I am sure I know what I want to do.    

The discussions on this forum have been quite informative and I thank everyone for that.

 

on Jun 04, 2015

On my main rig I run Win7 Ultimate dual booted with Win8.1. I will keep it "as is" and have no desire to alter that setup. I need 8.1 for troubleshooting my family, friends and paying customers' rigs. I also have 300 GB's of games and other software, including ODNT,  that run just fine and I'm happy with Win7 so I have no desire to let MS break my shit. Windows 7 is far from broken so I see no need to "fix" it.

 On my secondary rig running Win7 Ultimate alone, I'm willing to gamble on a Windows 10 Upgrade path. I use it mostly as a media center in the living room, so it's non-essential and has nowhere near as much installed on it. Besides, I'll make a full image backup and if things go tits up, I can always nuke the thing and blow the image back into it. I reserved my upgrade.......take your best shot, Microsoft!

on Jun 04, 2015

DX12 is the only reason that I will eventually "upgrade" to win10. It's ugly as sin and poorly designed, but I only use windows for games, or (rarely) for work.

on Jun 05, 2015


Because of the logic of clean installing as an ideal I'd expect 10 will allow it exactly the same as any other OS release.  Too many people prefer the method...

 

from what i read, only if you buy it retail... to get the free version, you'll need to upgrade an existing win 7/8/8.1 once.. then after, you can do clean installs on that machine... how? no idea. maybe you'll get a new product key during the process? maybe it's possible to abort it once you get the key?

 

harpo99999

yes, win7 32 bit  and do have set to manual update, but automatic download

harpo, the ghost NON-subscriber

no idea.. i never installed one of the updates and hid it.. but the same update was offered previously as important before being re-offered as recommended.  no nagware for me so far.

on Jun 05, 2015

Watch out for kb2952664 that's just come out. It's another sneaky back door that not only 'assists' updating to a newer version but also reports back to MS.

You are being watched...

on Jun 05, 2015

Fuzzy Logic

Watch out for kb2952664 that's just come out. It's another sneaky back door that not only 'assists' updating to a newer version but also reports back to MS.

You are being watched...

I've been watched for years!  After condemning and criticising Apple anf Google over the years, they're either watching me online or there's black vans with blacked out windows parked outside

Not that it bothers me any!  I have my tinfoil hat and tinfoil britches, so there's not much they can find out about me that they don't already know.

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