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Microsoft pushing Windows 10 upgrade AGAIN??

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    Microsoft pushing Windows 10 upgrade AGAIN??


    When Microsoft made its major push in the marketplace to get everyone to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, I declined. I didn't want it. I'd seen a few people run into problems. I do not want to destabilize my system. Everything was running fine.

    But Microsoft was relentless. About 3 different "recommended" updates were deployed as part of the software push to get users to upgrade. You had to figure out which ones were part of the "Windows 10 subversive install", uninstall them, then when Windows wanted to give them to you again, you'd have to hide the updates.

    I went through all of that. TWICE. Yes, twice, because somewhere along the lines Microsoft figured out what people were doing and pulled them out of hiding. I had to do it again.

    Well... surprise, surprise, surprise... those updates are not back, but now I'm seeing "Upgrade to Windows 10" AGAIN!!!

    I'm going out of my mind. I DO NOT WANT WINDOWS 10! They have 13 FAQ entries, NONE of them say "What if I don't want Windows 10"? This is completely UNACCEPTABLE. Microsoft is being asinine about this Windows 10 upgrade push.


    Does anyone know how to get rid of this new upgrade push? What are the update installs that are in the system forcing this again? Please... please post if you do. Thank you.

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
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    I did that, and the recommended offering to upgrade to Windows 10 was removed. However, 3 weeks later it appeared again. It seems that Microsoft is aware of this workaround and in one of the updates to the registry, they remove it. I added it back again.

    Microsoft has an FAQ on upgrading to Windows 10 and addresses a wide range of questions, including how to roll back to a previous version. But absolutely NOTHING about declining the upgrade. "What if I'm not ready for Windows 10?" Microsoft does nothing in their interfaces to clearly allow a computer owner to indicate they do not want the upgrade. So we have to do these backdoor fixes... it's just ridiculous.
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    Windows 8.1


    Another way is to uninstall the update KB3035583, which is responsible for the notifying and downloading of W10, and hide it (also worth uninstalling KB2976978, too). To ensure it doesn't get offered again and reinstalled, you should either untick the option in Windows Update to treat recommended updates the same as important ones if you plan to continue having important updates installed automatically, or in the important section's drop-down box select the option to only notify about updates, thereby stopping its automatic installation. If you do the latter, ensure that you check Windows Update often for any security updates to keep your machine remains secure (it's worth checking up on the recommended updates, too). Also, if you still have the update that's called something like Upgrade to Windows 10 update, which appears when Windows 10's installation files are already downloaded due to KB3035583 being installed, then uninstall and hide that, too.
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    I also had KB3035583 offered again today (3rd time), even though I keep hiding that update, in the end when into Group Policy Editor and turned the offer off.
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    They've been harmless for me so far, I install them manually. The group policy option works.

    I also have my update settings set to check but let me download,

    Click image for larger version

    Also uncheck the recommended option.

    My WINDOWS.~BT folder recently changed from hidden too,

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    Little easier to keep an eye on, it was 80MB it's down to 50MB now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gort View Post
    Another way is to uninstall the update KB3035583, which is responsible for the notifying and downloading of W10, and hide it (also worth uninstalling KB2976978, too). To ensure it doesn't get offered again and reinstalled, you should either untick the option in Windows Update to treat recommended updates the same as important ones if you plan to continue having important updates installed automatically, or in the important section's drop-down box select the option to only notify about updates, thereby stopping its automatic installation. If you do the latter, ensure that you check Windows Update often for any security updates to keep your machine remains secure (it's worth checking up on the recommended updates, too). Also, if you still have the update that's called something like Upgrade to Windows 10 update, which appears when Windows 10's installation files are already downloaded due to KB3035583 being installed, then uninstall and hide that, too.
    Yep, that was it... found KB2976978 had crept back into my update list, DESPITE having uninstalled and HIDDEN it previous. Devious Microsoft revoked the hide somehow.

    Wish I could do the Group Policy reconfiguration, but this won't work on Windows 8.1 Home edition.
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    Microsoft did it again! Can't believe it... And a family member fell into the trap. Suddenly she's got Windows 10, even though she wanted to stay with 8.1. Talk about feeling like you're dealing with Big Brother.
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    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1


    This won't work for those who've already been tricked into the upgrade, but for those still worrying about the issue, it might be worth installing Steve Gibson's Never 10, which will stop the upgrade to Windows 10 from either Win7 or Win8.1. It's just an executable that changes registry settings and, if necessary, deletes the downloaded Windows 10 installer. You just run it, then select to disable OS upgrades, then if you want you can delete it if afterwards because it doesn't install itself (might be worth keeping, as you might change your mind and want Windows 10, which it can do).

    This is a very simple and user-friendly tool to use, which might be helpful for those who don't want to tinker with the Registry.
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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Here is what Microsoft, Never10, GWX Control and members of this forum all do to block the Automatic Windows 10 Upgrade (No Need for a fancy Interface or a 3rd Party .exe) Because all they do is edit the registry...

    They edit 2 Registry Keys...

    Save as Never10.reg - then just double click .reg file to apply..
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\GWX]
    "DisableGwx"=dword:00000001
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]
    "DisableOSUpgrade"=dword:00000001
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