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  1.    04 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2016
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    windows 7

    Update Windows 7 to Windows 10


    Some how without my permission update of W7 to W10 was started.... It is in process already about two days !!...distroided all my plans...
    I have fast internet and laptop ( Acer Aspire S5) so it looks strange....what to do ? May I interrupt process and continue to work with W7 ?
    Thank you
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  2.    04 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 1,826
    Windows 10 Pro x64 FCU - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing

    Simplest method is to decline the EULA when prompted this will roll back to your previous install

    If for some reason you have already accepted this have a look here ...

    How to ROLL BACK from Win10 to Win7? - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    04 Jun 2016 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,443
    Windows 10 IoT

    Downloading or actually installing? What message do you see on the screen?
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  4.    04 Jun 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 4
    windows 7
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneS View Post
    Some how without my permission update of W7 to W10 was started.... It is in process already about two days !!...distroided all my plans...
    I have fast internet and laptop ( Acer Aspire S5) so it looks strange....what to do ? May I interrupt process and continue to work with W7 ?
    Thank you
    Thanks, but what is realistic time needed for update ? Hours, days... .?
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  5.    04 Jun 2016 #5
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,443
    Windows 10 IoT

    Like I said? Is it downloading or actually upgrading? What screen/message is showing on screen? It may be waiting for you to click an button? The actual upgrade should be only an hour at most, for most people. The actual download of the install files can take days but that should happen in the background.
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  6.    04 Jun 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 3,755
    10 Pro

    I find (and sorry if it is not a helpful comment) that for me upgrading my 2013 i5 laptop takes about 20 or 30 minutes.

    You may decide you don't like 10 and you can then revert back. This process (for me) takes longer for some reason than the upgrade. Perhaps an hour to revert to an earlier version.

    Neither process takes hours or days.

    I'd take the upgrade personally as (if you do it now) you'll get your Windows 10 permanently activated. After next month you'll have to pay for it.
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  7.    04 Jun 2016 #7
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 4
    windows 7
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
    Simplest method is to decline the EULA when prompted this will roll back to your previous install

    If for some reason you have already accepted this have a look here ...

    How to ROLL BACK from Win10 to Win7? - Windows 10 Forums
    There is no message on the screen - just circling mouth mark...
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  8.    04 Jun 2016 #8
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 3,755
    10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneS View Post
    There is no message on the screen - just circling mouth mark...
    Hard reset. The upgrade will give up and you'll end up back on 7 again.
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  9.    04 Jun 2016 #9
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 10,443
    Windows 10 IoT

    If it's been two days on that screen its likely never going to go any further. Try ctrl alt del and if that doesn't work your likely going to have to do as advised above. Press and hold the power button to force a shutdown and hope it recovers OK.
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  10.    04 Jun 2016 #10
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 4
    windows 7
    Thread Starter

    After hard restart


    Ok, after hard restart prompt to begin installation has appeared, how may I decline ? Thanks to All.
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