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26 Oct 2015

Beware: "Win10wiwi" is malware! Do NOT install this on your system!

I installed that turkey on two Windows 7 systems yesterday, ran the application as instructed, shut down and restarted each as instructed, and bingo: On one of the systems I now have the monitor fading to black at random every few seconds, and on the other system I now have a half-faded "Out of system memory" error popup in the middle of the screen, which locks up the system.

I set both to system restore before going to work this morning ('didn't have time to get them up and running to test,) but at this point I'm assuming I'm going to have to do a drive wipe and clean OS install.

Thank you very little, "" You're almost as bad as the Orwellian fools at Microsoft who are trying to turn our computers into telescreens.

Posted by:

Grant StClair-Armstrong
22 Jan 2016

Hello Bob,

Well, I bit the bullet and downloaded and installed W10 on one of my desktops. I was very frustrated at first because of the wholly unnecessary changes Microsoft had made and came close to reverting back to 7. However, I persevered and started to find my way round, with a bit of help from the WWW. All I can say is, W10 is OK but nothing special.

My gripes are, the time it takes the system to boot and moving different modules to the most illogical places but my biggest gripe is the amount of trash I see under 'all apps', ie, x-box. There are so many that you cannot remove and they all help to slow down the navigation process.

To sum up, Windows 10 is not an improvement IMHO and not worth the effort.

Posted by:

DBA Steve
04 Feb 2016

THANK YOU, Bob. Win 10 nagging has ceased.

By the way, I *love* the term nag-ware.

Posted by:

06 Feb 2016

If, you want to control the Windows 10 nag-ware - I would suggest using GWX Control Panel. I have been using it, for the past couple of months or so and am mightily pleased!!! :)

You can get the program at:

There are 2 versions - An exe. version and a msi. version. The User Help Guide comes with the program. Normal PC users can do it, it's that easy. All you do is click on some buttons and you are done. No more nagging!!!

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Bob Greene
08 Feb 2016

Very useful column, especially as Microsoft shifts its W10 migration push into higher gear. The heavy-handed Microsoft W10 campaign confirms skepticism of any corporate agenda is always a good policy.

The irresistible Microsoft bargain of "free Windows" comes with a fine-print limitation that only grows with importance over time. To run a free Windows 10, hardware must be powerful enough to remain under the (movable) Microsoft definition of suitability.

Compare that with most years previous, when Microsoft seriously understated the hardware required to run a new Windows version, all to promote upgrades. Now, somewhat the opposite-- the Microsoft W10 stipulation opens a future of accelerated Windows hardware sales, merely to keep pace with the moving Microsoft definition of an "eligible" system. Currently, a Windows CPU must offer PAE, SSE2 and NX features to run W10 properly.

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John O
08 Feb 2016

Thanks for the KB3035583 heads up . It took 4 tries to actually eliminate it. It kept reappearing but on try four it stayed away and the Windows white flag of surrender disappeared too.

Thanks again


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Roger Hass
13 Feb 2016

I have said it before, but it is worth repeating.

Windows 10 is the ultimate Spy Tool.
- and I do NOT believe in Conspiracy Theories, only facts !!!

Microsoft has broken so many Laws across all Western Countries, contravened most of the USA and Australian Constitution and have just about broken every Privacy Act Laws in Australia.

Microsoft has become so arrogant that they believe to be above the Law anywhere and believe they are the ultimate power as far as IT is concerned.

This arrogance of Microsoft and their true Masters needs to be severely curtailed !

This is going to be difficult as I believe Microsoft to be under Zionist control to establish a New World Order, which is their publicly known agenda. The collecting of your personal data and habits is part of creating a Profile Dossier on every person on this planet in order to police any individual. What Hitler and other Dictators Failed to do "Control the World", The Zionist through Microsoft and Windows 10 are now achieving "World Domination", and I don't refer or mean that it is the Game by the same name.

Be aware and don't use or install windows 10 - There are other Operating Systems that I believe are as good and don't Spy on you or breach the Laws.
- Try Ubuntu Desktop or Server for your computing needs and then there are Office products as good as Microsoft Office like Apache OpenOffice. both are free, yes FREE.

You decide, put up with being spied on or not ?

Roger H. / PC-Bug Fixer / Sydney Australia

Posted by:

18 Feb 2016

Bob, thank you so much for telling us how to get rid of the dreaded KB3035583 Windows 10 bad bad update! This girl is very happy with Windows 7 and will probably hang onto it until the world comes to an end, or Microsoft comes up with a really truly good new OS. Over the years you have been #1 on my "Trustworthy List" and I thank you.

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Deb E
16 May 2016

I clicked on the option to cancel the update, which they were so nice to provide at least. We'll see tomorrow if the persistent update requests are truly gone or if they reappear next time I log on.

I had to make the selection today since a message popped up when I was inactive for a bit, noting that my PC is "scheduled" for the Windows 10 update, although I never authorized that. It gave me three days notice at least, so very thankful it didn't just do it automatically!! I hadn't decided yet but when they said today they were going to update unless I said no, it made me decide to just say NO!! Like a bad drug, lol.

Posted by:

Earl Jules
18 May 2016

Great article. . .
you're such the wizard around computer-ware...
Thanks for being such an advocate for "the rest of us"...
* * *
How do we avoid Win 10 when buying a new computer...?
Don't buy from that vendor unless Win 7 or Win 8/8.1 is available...? Until that time. . . Earl J.

EDITOR'S NOTE: I just bought a Dell Business PC (Optiplex) with Windows 7 Pro. It came with a Windows 10 install CDROM, just in case I want to upgrade.

Posted by:

18 May 2016

I have apparently been able to get rid of KB3035583 per your instructions and then discovered that Microsoft had placed "Install Windows 10" in the "Important Update" position. I have unchecked it and hid it three times and now it looks as if it has disappeared.

I was unable to do the removal of the $Windows.~BT file as Disk Cleanup did not produce either of the files: "Temporary Windows Installation Files" or " Windows Update Cleanup". Your article also says there will be an image showing what this window will look like but that image is missing in this article. I do use this feature from time to time so I am not unfamiliar with Disk Cleanup but I am wondering why I do not have the described files to delete and what happened to that image you mentioned?

Lastly, thank you, thank you, thank you for tirelessly working to make life easier for those of us who just want an operating system that works for us without us working for Microsoft!!!

Posted by:

06 Aug 2018

I think so windows forcing me always and shows the notification of the windows update If any idea on how to remove and avoid this problem please suggest me. Regarding this problem I already discuss with windows technical support Team.

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