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8.1 Optional Updates (9/15/15) and the Windows 10 icon-FE


Juliet68

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#1
I've done everything to stop this from appearing and today received the dreaded update for Windows 10 in File Explorer. Could one of last week's updates had it hidden????????????

Also, does anyone know if yesterdays updates have anything to do with Windows 10?

Thank you.
 

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#2
Also, does anyone know if yesterdays updates have anything to do with Windows 10?
I got 9 optional updates; I believe one of them mentioned something w.r.t. Windows 10 (like compatibility or something(*)). I didn't find any of the updates controversial (like, say, "added telemetry points") so installed them all.

Whenever these come across I'm irritated that uSoft says the equivalent of "Here's an optional update" as the TOTAL explanation, requiring personally tracking down the Knowledge Base articles about each one. But it's pretty easy to Google Search for the KBNNNNNNN string so not a total problem.

[64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro]
=====
(*) The Windows 10-related update is: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2999226

Apparently uSoft broke their multi-OS-version development environment with some Windows 10 stuff so this unbreaks it.
 

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#3
I have these-

screenshot_322.jpg

If you don't want any of them, right click one & choose "hide".
 

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ARC1020

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Yeah, it's pretty intrusive on Microsoft's part with regards to constantly pestering people to install Windows 10. It seems that it isn't the same update un-hiding itself per se, but rather Microsoft issuing another update to supersede the previous update(s) that were hidden by the user.

The first screenshot below was taken from a laptop where the 'Get Windows 10' update initially installed itself, but I hid the actual upgrade update as I don't want it to update to Windows 10. Like you, the update came back and as you can see it's not just one update that I've had to hide, but three different updates for the same thing. Microsoft used to use the same questionable tactic for trying to get people to install Silverlight when users had explicitly chosen to hide the update and not install it.

GWX-01.jpg


The second screenshot is from a desktop where I removed Windows 10 and reverted back to Windows 8.1 with a clean install. After doing so, I went through the big list of updates to hunt down and hide update KB3035583. On this PC, Windows hasn't tried to re-install Windows 10 and all is good. So this is the update that's the key one to prevent Windows 10 trying to install itself.

GWX-02.jpg


However, it maybe worth trying the Reg fix in Brink's tutorial at the following link (Option One, Step 3), instead of just hiding the 'Upgrade to Windows Pro' update:

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

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Juliet68

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#5
Also, does anyone know if yesterdays updates have anything to do with Windows 10?
I got 9 optional updates; I believe one of them mentioned something w.r.t. Windows 10 (like compatibility or something(*)). I didn't find any of the updates controversial (like, say, "added telemetry points") so installed them all.

Whenever these come across I'm irritated that uSoft says the equivalent of "Here's an optional update" as the TOTAL explanation, requiring personally tracking down the Knowledge Base articles about each one. But it's pretty easy to Google Search for the KBNNNNNNN string so not a total problem.

[64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro]
=====
(*) The Windows 10-related update is: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2999226

Apparently uSoft broke their multi-OS-version development environment with some Windows 10 stuff so this unbreaks it.
Thanks, brokensoftware, for the info on updates........I'll install them today. I hate having to click on "more info" for these updates to check if they possibly have anything to do with Windows 10. It is so time consuming and the articles are very lengthy and confusing at times. And, thanks for the google info as well.
 

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Juliet68

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#6
Yeah, it's pretty intrusive on Microsoft's part with regards to constantly pestering people to install Windows 10. It seems that it isn't the same update un-hiding itself per se, but rather Microsoft issuing another update to supersede the previous update(s) that were hidden by the user.

The first screenshot below was taken from a laptop where the 'Get Windows 10' update initially installed itself, but I hid the actual upgrade update as I don't want it to update to Windows 10. Like you, the update came back and as you can see it's not just one update that I've had to hide, but three different updates for the same thing. Microsoft used to use the same questionable tactic for trying to get people to install Silverlight when users had explicitly chosen to hide the update and not install it.

View attachment 65551


The second screenshot is from a desktop where I removed Windows 10 and reverted back to Windows 8.1 with a clean install. After doing so, I went through the big list of updates to hunt down and hide update KB3035583. On this PC, Windows hasn't tried to re-install Windows 10 and all is good. So this is the update that's the key one to prevent Windows 10 trying to install itself.

View attachment 65552


However, it maybe worth trying the Reg fix in Brink's tutorial at the following link (Option One, Step 3), instead of just hiding the 'Upgrade to Windows Pro' update:

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums
ARC 1020, thanks for your post. I hid it the day I received it. I reviewed Brink's tutorial but I am a little concerned about trying to do it.....I'm a little scared that I would not do it correctly. I guess I'll just have to keep hiding the darn thing.
 

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Juliet68

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#7
I have these-

View attachment 65530

If you don't want any of them, right click one & choose "hide".
Thanks, David. I've become an expert in "hiding" with all this windows 10 stuff going on. I wish I hadn't reserved the darn thing to begin with :rolleyes:
 

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