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Marc
19 May 2016

Sorry to post another question but I was wondering if Apple computers spy on users like Windows 10 computers do?

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Frank
19 May 2016

Woke up today to find my system still humming along with Win7. Guess the GXW Control Panel installation worked for me...knock wood.

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Steve Hedge
20 May 2016

When the Windows 10 nagware appears I just click the red x to close th window. It will pop up again another day but I what? I will install when I have 2 good full backups (and a download of the Win10 ISO Files. I think think nagware could be disabled as it is listed as as service which is running in memory.

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Kathy
20 May 2016

PERFECT TIMING for your article, Bob. I had followed some advice a while back to delete the KB you mentioned and rename the GWX folder on MOST of my husband's computers at his store. This made the nagware icon go away and I didn't have to download anything. (I'm wondering now if that was enough, though, since it seems Microsoft has been sending that same KB again and perhaps it will just create another folder?) He did not want his employees to accidentally accept the download.

Unfortunately, I did not do this to our laptops at home and last night, he got forced into the upgrade mode. He asked me what to do before he clicked anything and I was able to decline and his computer was rolled back to Win 7 (took 20 minutes!) but this was thanks to your article, Bob! This morning, one of his store computers (controlled by the vendor of his POS software so I had not touched it.) did the same thing and he was able to decline. The rollback cost him 20 minutes of downtime, though.

Can't thank you enough for this article, Bob! Like other users, I'm wondering how this is legal? I would love to give MS the boot but because of work needs cannot completely do that.

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Elmo
22 May 2016

For many years, I have been partial to Microsoft. That has now changed. Not that I have decided upon a replacement, but, to be honest, I am so disappointed with Windows 10, I avoid using the computer. Every time I decide to start learning the new features, I instead focus on all the reasons I hate Windows 10. If I knew more, I would switch to another DOS immediately. I was happy with XP, okay with 7 and angry with 10. I simply don't have time for it. As soon as I can, I will find something better and it will not have a Microsoft or Google connection. Promise.

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Ray
23 May 2016

I came into work Fri AM and found Windows10 on my computer. My other office computers and tablets have to access files on my computer. I had to re-install the network and go around to all the others so they could access the files! It showed my network and the computers on it, however it would not allow any of the other computers to access my files. It would only allow me to set up a Home Group and then the files could be accessed. Also, when I checked my daughter's computer, it was set to up grade May 24 @ 11pm.

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Richard
23 May 2016

My brother got an unexpected Windows 10 upgrade on his gaming machine. None of his games played. He followed the instructions to revert to Windows 7. Halfway through the process his machine froze. He tried everything over a couple of hours to no avail. The tower went into the shop and $100 later he had it back with Windows 7 OS. The repair guy told him that he'd never made so much money on such a rubbish operating system and that Microsoft should be sued for vandalism.

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Bruce
23 May 2016

Thanks for the "warning" about MS trying to install Windows 10 on my computer without my consent. I'm running Windows 7. I've been avoiding the pesky Windows 10 popups by opening Task Manager when I boot my computer and stopping the GWX process. Occasionally the Windows 10 popup comes back later in the day, but usually that takes care of it until I reboot my computer the next day.
I've been "stopping" the GWX process without opening the GWX screen. After reading your article, I opened the screen before I stopped the process. I was surprised to see that I was two days away from getting Windows 10 whether I want it or not. Were it not for your article, I would not have looked first.
Thank you.

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Ann
24 May 2016

I am now the proud (not) owner of Windows 10. I had been saying no to the upgrade (I had Windows 8.1) and left the computer on to download an upgrade for a different program, went to bed, and woke up to a brave new world of frustration and aggravation. I was forced to accept Windows 10 so I could access my computer. My keyboard and mouse quit working, it downloaded some reimage program I had not ordered, and it took hours to get rid of what I could. Sadly I am stuck with Windows 10 as it was cheaper to keep Windows 10 than to go back and repurchase the programs this unwanted upgrade erased! I never got a screen saying my computer would be upgraded at a certain time.

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Pat C.
24 May 2016

I bought a computer with Windows 8.1 pre-installed a couple of years ago. It worked pretty good IMHO. (I am a die-hard XP fan and I still have XP on an old Dell.) So, I took the bait and installed Windows 10 on my new machine. I didn't like it hardly that much. I had, or THOUGHT I had, an option to return to 8.1 within a time limit, like 30 days or so. NOGO, Nada, Sorry About Your Luck, Buddy! Oh, well, WTH? I've used Windows since 3.1 and got along fine until each and every upgrade. The learning curve kept getting higher and more powerful systems to deal with the newer OSs. Ok. All I need is something I can surf with, download some goodies, email and stuff like that there. Why do those idiots in charge continue to Futch with us? MONEYMONEYMONEY!

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Doris McDonald
24 May 2016

I was placing an order on line and got up from my computer to get a phone and when I got back (a total of 3 minutes) the blue screen of Windows 10 was on my computer and nothing I did would stop the download. I unplugged my computer and went to bed. The next day there was the "cheerful" welcome to Windows 10 on my screen. I called my computer tech person and he told me how to uninstall Windows 10 and reinstall Windows 7.

I resent Microsoft taking over my computer in that manner and I did NOT hit any download button. It angered me that I lost my order and had to go back an place the order. I am just getting used to Windows 7 and am not in the mood to learn Windows 10. I might at a later date but I want that to be my choice.

Thanks Bob for all your help.

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Kathy Mejia
25 May 2016

Beware--there's no part of "no" they understand. I had been saying no for months because my computer needed some major work. When the final diagnosis came in that it needed a complete system restore, I bailed it out of the shop for the weekend to get some current work off it.

I said "no" three times that morning, including to "Microsoft wants to make changes on your computer." I went out for lunch and came back to Windows 10. I was forced to go through the whole learning curve while trying to reinstall and re-register everything, all at the same time. What a mess! It's taking forever, my work is so backed up, and I'm furious with Microsoft!

Posted by:

Jean
29 May 2016

I just read a news article that indicated Microsoft has made closing the irritating Windows 10 popup by hitting the "X" mean that you are accepting the upgrade.

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Lee
29 May 2016

I don't want Windows 10, and I have been struggling to prevent the "upgrade" from being forced onto my 5 or 6 computers in my office, presently running Windows 7 Professional. I changed the update settings to never check for updates, but now, it is being changed without my permission, and I get messages that Windows will upgrade when I turn off the computer. Please post a link to the article giving instructions for blocking the upgrade so that I can prevent it before it ruins my systems. I like Windows 7, and I would hate to have to reformat my hard drives and install Linux. However, if that is what I need to do, I will abandon Windows.

Posted by:

Neville G
02 Jun 2016

We have a PC and a laptop at home. The laptop is rarely used, mainly for emails and occasional looking up something on the web. Windows 10 installed automatically on this and appears to work OK.
The PC was a different situation - it kept downloading automatically each day and trying to install, and failing, until I realised it was using up all my download capacity. I was having similar problems with some other automatic updates (currently about 5). I have now turned off the automatic update and just react to notifications and tell Win 10 not to install. I use Win 7 (64 bit) and am also concerned that my scanner will have problems if I update to Win10 (it required new software to update from XP to 7 a few years ago).
I am now planning to retain Win 7 for mu PC until I next need to replace the PC and the scanner which should be about the time MS stops supporting Win 7.

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