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

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


    Pretty much the title. From what I've heard and read, Windows 10 just isn't for me. However I'm building a computer in September, which is going to be running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. However I'm concerned after hearing about one guy, who didn't even reserve Windows 10, having Windows 10 be downloaded by his OS against his permission.

    Is there any way to just... prevent that from happening? Any updates I need to avoid? Is it as simple as just hiding KB3035583 when I check for updates after installing the April 2014 rollup after the initial round of Windows Updates?

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    the only way I was able to prevent the forced upgrade was to
    stop the GWX.exe service in task manager and rename the windows\system32\GWX folder and windows\syswow64\GWX folder
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    Wait, so your Windows tried to force download Windows 10 on your computer despite you not reserving it? O_O
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    Quote Originally Posted by IllusionaryInno View Post
    Wait, so your Windows tried to force download Windows 10 on your computer despite you not reserving it? O_O
    I seriously doubt that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by IllusionaryInno View Post
    Wait, so your Windows tried to force download Windows 10 on your computer despite you not reserving it? O_O
    I seriously doubt that.
    Would hope so, it was just the way they said it, about how he was forced to do something to stop it.
    :/

    Still... I hope I don't have Windows 8.1 downloading Windows 10 on me if I download all the updates except the GWX one. That's not going to be fun considering Australian internet. :x
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    It's not being forced on anyone. If you don't reserve it there is no reason it should even start to download.
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    Quote Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
    It's not being forced on anyone. If you don't reserve it there is no reason it should even start to download.
    Oh good, that's reassuring!
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    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..
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    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..
    :/ Wow. Given how it's a 3GB freaking download, I don't think I should have to put up with that crap. Wait... you installed the update that added the GWX task? Why don't you just... uninstall it?
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    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    I've done a Desktop over Win7 w/SP1, a Notebook over Win8.1 and a Tablet over Win8.1, none had Win10 'forced' on them, had to start the ball myself. Worked out good, only needed a Bluetooth driver for the Notebook and Dell was prepared.
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