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what happens to windows 8.1 to 10 update after 07/28/2016?

  1. #1

    what happens to windows 8.1 to 10 update after 07/28/2016?


    I despise windows 10. I was forced to upgrade two days ago. The pop up had been happening for months and I was able to just disregard it. Where was the option NOT to upgrade to W10!? Eventually it somehow froze my windows update because it gave me no option to install other important updates without installing W10. I got that fixed eventually and stayed on 8.1 for a while longer. They made the force-upgrade even more forced recently. I had to either hard shut off my PC by holding down the power button (not good) or to install W10. So I did.

    I have a $2,000+ PC and it's slow now. I have almost no programs etc installed. It's not my fault. It was fine with 8.1. I don't even want to get into the hacking the registry and changing all these things around to try and get it faster I have read about others having the same upgrade problem, I would rather just spend the $100-$200 and buy the OEM windows 10 and do a full clean install after support ends for 8.1 in 2018.


    I bought (forced like all XP users) 8.1 and got used to it and it wasn't so bad after a while. Of course the whole new GUI was not welcomed. If it 'aint broke don't fix it. We are used to doing things and navigating by second nature and then they go and change that.


    And this W10, it auto set me back on the group network and has my location and everything public. Few people want that especially by default.


    so anyways, since I upgraded to W10 from 8.1 does this mean after 07/28/2016 it will auto roll back to 8.1 and I'd have to purchase W10? I hope so and I'd just keep 8.1 until the support ends in 2018. I would also DBAN and completely wipe my SSD to rid it of anything W10 and then reinstall my OEM 8.1 CD. Or will it stay as W10 after 07/28/2016 until I reformat again?
    After 07/28/2016, can I reformat back to 8.1 and the pop up to force W10 install will never show up again, right? I hope so.
    thanks
    Last edited by Brink; 11 Mar 2016 at 16:25. Reason: removed unneeded language

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    Hello blahcomp22,

    It sounds more like you ignored the warning about upgrading to Windows 10 instead of being FORCED.

    You can use the go back to the previous Windows in Windows 10 to quickly go back to Windows 8.1.

    Windows 10 - Go Back to Previous Windows - Windows 10 Forums

    When you are back to Windows 8.1, you can use the tutorials below to disable the upgrade to Windows 10 update and GWX icon.

    Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

    Get Windows 10 Icon - Remove from Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3. #3


    Hindsight is always 20x20, Eh?
    We've been posting, for months now, the fix for those persons with Windows 7 or 8.1, who DO NOT want Windows 10.
    After Beta Testing Windows 10, for seven months, or so, I came to the conclusion that it was definitely NOT for me!
    Just the HUGE security holes it presents are a real Nightmare!

    So when the fix to disable the upgrade, was posted on this very forum, I jumped on that like a goose on a Junebug!

    The ultimate fix is now the "GWX Control Panel", that allows a person to selectively Disable the Windows 10 upgrade,
    without having to disable every MS Update. I believe, it even gives a person the option to re-enable getting the upgrade
    at a later time.

    I definitely do not want Windows 10 on any of my 20 PC's, so I've installed the GWX Control Panel on each one.
    All except the one that has XP on it. lol

    Cheers Mates!
    TechnoMage
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  4. #4


    Enough of this nonsense, I rolled back last night to 8.1.

    I found some fixes to stop the forced W10 download. I did check a few months ago but apparently not good enough, I thought there was no way out according to what I read, The ones I found look like registry hacks though so far I hope to not need to do but I'll figure it out tonight.

    Immediately after I rolled back the forced download started back up. A countdown timer for an hour until restart and install. I was on the computer longer apparently and it restarted without warning and starting installing again. I knew if I chose the only other available option to 'schedule for another time", it would probably force it and restart with no way to back out so I didn't select that. I forced shut off the $2,000+ PC by holding power button and now I have to shut it off like that because I can't shut down or restart without updating first. Get real.
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