I used the GWX control panel until I decided to go with Windows 10 on a new machine, I don't know if it still works, but that was an effective fix for me that I learned from this forum. I would assume that the regular members here would be able to provide help to those who ask for it. I don't defend MS, anyone who wants to keep their existing OS should have that option.
1. Don't know about TenForums.
2. Don't know about this thread.
3. Don't know what or how to use a reg file.
MS hasn't done anything to help the average user to not install a upgrade they don't want. In MS's mind you can use any OS you want as long as it's Win 10.
Windows 10 is Blind limiting everything around. Just Blocking, without a justified reason, is no security. I have the fealing that people at MS are lost, they do not know how to do it better than just Blocking.
About the Registry: It is there for to be used. That is a kind of a "Notepad" where all settings for every single Component are stored. Sometimes it is necessary to change things there and there is nothing wrong or scaring about it. It is aboslutly normal to edit and change things in Registry. It is a mythos saying "you will ruin your PC" if you cahnge anything there. People should know what they are doing, if they donīt know, should let it.
I think Leo nailed it when he speculated that MS truly believes that Windows 10 is the best thing since 'sliced bread' for all of humanity!
they're hell bent for leather to not support numerous operating systems asap!