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Will Windows 10 be forced even if I didn't reserve?

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    Oh, yes it is being forced..

    Deleted the windows-bt folder several times and it was still downloading..
    had to disable the task and rename the folder to prevent the download..

    The update my not be forced - but the download is..
    There would need to be more than one unconfirmed incident to claim they are forcing anything.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
    Last edited by KYHI; 02 Aug 2015 at 08:07.
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  3. #13


    Oxfordshire, UK
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Ok I have an HP 15 laptop new out of the box with Win 8.1 installed. As soon as I run Windows Updates it tries to download Windows 10. Even after I unticked the Optional updates for Windows 10. Do I have to hobble GWX to stop it trying to download Win 10 - I'm only on standard adsl 6Mbps
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  4. #14


    Forever West
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    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    Quote Originally Posted by ianc01 View Post
    Ok I have an HP 15 laptop new out of the box with Win 8.1 installed. As soon as I run Windows Updates it tries to download Windows 10. Even after I unticked the Optional updates for Windows 10. Do I have to hobble GWX to stop it trying to download Win 10 - I'm only on standard adsl 6Mbps
    Probably. The 6Mbps shouldn't be an issue, I have only a 1Mbps Wireless DSL, just takes longer. The bigger issue is whether you have a Metered service, may have to get your ISP to change that for a couple of days or at least until it installs. As far as I know the only way to get the Free Upgrade is while booted into Win7 w/SP1 or Win8.1 which means the download. With the Win10TP I was able to locate the install.esd file, create the .iso from that, burn to DVD then installed on a Notebook but I did it over a much earlier Build, don't know if that can be done with the Release version of Win10.
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  5. #15


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    There are three methods:

    Windows Update - a lot of failures reported
    or
    Windows 10 Create Media Tool > Windows 10
    or
    Windows 10 ISO Download > Tech Bench
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  6. #16


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    There would need to be more than one unconfirmed incident to claim they are forcing anything.
    Yes, the download was being forced upon us and it has now been confirmed by MS

    Microsoft pushes Windows 10 upgrade to PCs without user consent - Windows 10 Forums
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  7. #17


    N. Calif
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    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Yes, I can confirm that I had Win 10 downloaded on one of my Win 8.1 machines without my consent (and I had deleted the GWX folder in Windows\System32 folder). However, install wasn't forced.
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  8. #18



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,288
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    I wrote this in another thread where I was talking to Jimmy yesterday:
    : I found it this morning

    I just saw this at 10 Forums: Windows 10 installed without permission!
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