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Upgrade to W10 FORCED UPON ME.

  1. #1


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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86

    Upgrade to W10 FORCED UPON ME.


    This morning I have the dreaded 'Upgrade to W10' showing in Windows Update. I HAVE DONE NOTHING TO INVITE THIS. I never accepted the invitation for W10 and used Shawns reg tweak to remove the GWX icon a few months ago.

    Yesterday I did install KB3083711 (update to Windows Update) BUT NOT KB3035583 which was another W10 compatibility update. Has KB3083711 some other hidden function ?

    MICROSOFT. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. I do not want W10 on this PC. This PC has not been able to install W10. Dell say this PC is not suitable for W10.

    Whinging here won't achieve anything, I know that, but I am seriously considering rolling back to way before all this W10 stuff started and turning OFF Windows Update.

    I WANT THE W8.1 THAT I PAID FOR OUT OF MY OWN MONEY.

    W10 makes me feel that the PC isn't mine anymore... I have no control over what Microsoft are foisting on me.

    I would have liked to have seen an opt out update be issued that would take users like myself out of the W10 loop.

    EDIT... One important bit of info. I have Windows Update set to notify only. Seems that was no barrier in this case.

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  2. #2



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    You should let it go through and then get a lawyer and sue them for loss of productive time loss of data, emotional pain and what ever else comes to mind. No should mean NO! Maybe hacking laws or what ever could apply, because they are making unwanted changes.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 562
    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Definitely agree with you on that one. NO is no.

    This is like someone having bought some item/object/product, a new car maybe, or a TV or whatever and then having the manufacturer come along and swap it out for something different, something that given the choice, you would not have wanted.

    I also have some paid for software that is not W10 compatible. Its not on !
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    You do of course have a previous image from 8.1, right??? You just might have to try disabling not just windows update but here is everything that has to do with Windows update, it's from a batch file I have to reset it for Error code 0x 8024402F, it has the services and .dll files.
    net stop wuauserv
    net stop bits
    net stop cryptsvc
    regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\vbscript.dll /s
    regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\mshtml.dll /s
    regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\msjava.dll /s
    regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\jscript.dll /s
    regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\msxml.dll /s
    regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\actxprxy.dll /s
    regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\shdocvw.dll /s
    regsvr32 wuapi.dll /s
    regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll /s
    regsvr32 wuaueng.dll /s
    regsvr32 wucltui.dll /s
    regsvr32 wups2.dll /s
    regsvr32 wups.dll /s
    regsvr32 wuweb.dll /s
    regsvr32 Softpub.dll /s
    regsvr32 Mssip32.dll /s
    regsvr32 Initpki.dll /s
    regsvr32 softpub.dll /s
    regsvr32 wintrust.dll /s
    regsvr32 initpki.dll /s
    regsvr32 dssenh.dll /s
    regsvr32 rsaenh.dll /s
    regsvr32 gpkcsp.dll /s
    regsvr32 sccbase.dll /s
    regsvr32 slbcsp.dll /s
    regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll /s
    regsvr32 Urlmon.dll /s
    regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll /s
    regsvr32 Msjava.dll /s
    regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll /s
    regsvr32 Oleaut32.dll /s
    regsvr32 Mshtml.dll /s
    regsvr32 msxml.dll /s
    regsvr32 msxml2.dll /s
    regsvr32 msxml3.dll /s
    regsvr32 Browseui.dll /s
    regsvr32 shell32.dll /s
    regsvr32 wuapi.dll /s
    regsvr32 wuaueng.dll /s
    regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll /s
    regsvr32 wucltui.dll /s
    regsvr32 wups.dll /s
    regsvr32 wuweb.dll /s
    regsvr32 jscript.dll /s
    regsvr32 atl.dll /s
    regsvr32 Mssip32.dll /s
    net start wuauserv
    net start bits
    net start cryptsvc
    pause
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  5. #5


    Posts : 562
    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Thanks Cliff.

    I'm actually part way through rebuilding an image that is 'just Windows' and that also has all the correct drivers installed. Nothing else. It was fully updated to end of April I think and so it should be good to go without any of the W10 stuff. Defender seems OK updating via a task I set up even though WU is OFF. Yea

    I will see where all this gets me for now, and its a chance to grab the most up to date versions of software such as LibreOffice etc.

    (Yes, I have month end images going back all year. I knew the 'just Windows' ones would come in useful at some point)
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    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Mooly View Post
    Thanks Cliff.

    I'm actually part way through rebuilding an image that is 'just Windows' and that also has all the correct drivers installed. Nothing else. It was fully updated to end of April I think and so it should be good to go without any of the W10 stuff. Defender seems OK updating via a task I set up even though WU is OFF. Yea

    I will see where all this gets me for now, and its a chance to grab the most up to date versions of software such as LibreOffice etc.

    (Yes, I have month end images going back all year. I knew the 'just Windows' ones would come in useful at some point)
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  7. #7


    Posts : 77
    Win 8.1 Pro x64


    Today I also noticed that an upgrade to Windows 10 has showed up in Windows Update. I have updates turned off but when I manually check for updates this update is there and wants to download and install Windows 10. If I try to hide the update it does not hide and is always there with a check mark ready for download. If I'm not careful I might download and install Win10 in the future when installing future updates.

    Is there a way to hide or remove this update?

    I don't want win10 because I don't want to spend 2 months getting my system back to working the way I have it now with programs, etc., etc....
    Why is Microsoft pushing 10 so hard, it makes you wonder what's going on !
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    There gonna hit the "One Billion Device" mark they set, come hell or high water
    I just wish car makers would do this, "Hey gimme that Ford Rabbit, you have to drive a Cobra now!"
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  9. #9


    Posts : 562
    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    I'm on an Android tablet just now, while I rebuild W8.1

    Is there a link to W8.1 updates--- like a catalogue of KB numbers. There are some updates I would like such as IE11 cumulative security and so on. Is it possible to easily locate those and install as a stand alone package.
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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