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  1. Posts : 20,731
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       17 Sep 2015 #30

    Hey Tony,

    You can use the tutorial below instead to disable the "Upgrade to Windows 10" update.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...s-7-8-1-a.html
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  2. Posts : 3,357
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       17 Sep 2015 #31

    I've already uses the reg mod as well as manually adding in the new reg key and DWord32 value set for 1. The removal of the KB3035583 update was simply to remove the 10 app since that is no longer needed. I don't think I really need a dual boot of 10 Pro with 10 Pro on two separate systems! Quadraphonic 10?

    Sorry if I don't get burning red since often people are advised to change the settings when a particular upgrade causes problems from either let me choose when or never with the previous versions. That prevented issues caused by an update that clashed with something else. In this case 10 would be clashing as the unwanted upgrade over something you want to keep running.

    I don't who thought this one up! But it could well end up back firing in MS's face by seeing a negative reaction to how they are supposedly intentionally or unintentionally imposing 10 on people by how 10 is delivered. I've had friends here who wouldn't even look at 7 when that was new and kept on running XP before one couple got into a pair of 8.1 laptops! The friend's better half previously had a Vista laptop I salvaged a few times from hard drives crashing and malwares. (Little fingers borrowing it not knowing better!)

    That old Antec 900-1 case I set up for a friend with a couple of spares drives saw 7 Pro go on and never used I mentioned I could easily upgrade to 10 as well as see a dual boot set up there too. He still wants to run 7 by itself however while I explained he could end up running both. This automatic upgrade stuff however...??? is kind of a real shame since 10 is turning out to be a good version to work with!
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  3. Posts : 25,441
    Dual boot: Windows 10 Home Insider Build 16179 & W8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center
       18 Sep 2015 #32

    Brink said: View Post
    Hey Tony,

    You can use the tutorial below instead to disable the "Upgrade to Windows 10" update.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...s-7-8-1-a.html
    Thank you, Shawn. I just got home from shooting pool. We won and did a little celebrating. I'll perform this all tomorrow with confidence this will work.
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  4. Posts : 20,731
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       18 Sep 2015 #33

    Glad you guys won.
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  5.    08 Oct 2015 #34

    MS re-issues KB3035583 (Oct 2015)


    A heads-up: at the beginning of Oct 2015, Microsoft re-issued KB3035583, the update that installs the gwx updater, for 8.1 (Oct 1) and 7 SP1 (Oct 5) details not as an optional update but with a severity rating of important. I suppose that's one way to driving adoption of your most recent OS, now standing at 110 million..

    If you suddenly see the gwx icon in your system tray again, enter the following at an administrator command line prompt:

    wusa /kb:3035583 /uninstall /norestart
    Last edited by beglitched; 08 Oct 2015 at 04:59.
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  6. Posts : 25,441
    Dual boot: Windows 10 Home Insider Build 16179 & W8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center
       08 Oct 2015 #35

    beglitched said: View Post
    A heads-up: at the beginning of Oct 2015, Microsoft re-issued KB3035583, the update that installs the gwx updater, for 8.1 (Oct 1) and 7 SP1 (Oct 5) details not as an optional update but with a severity rating of important. I suppose that's one way to driving adoption of your most recent OS, now standing at 110 million..

    If you suddenly see the gwx icon in your system tray again, enter the following at an administrator command line prompt:

    wusa /kb:3035583 /uninstall /norestart
    Thank you, beglitched, for sharing this info along with instructions! Yes, MS is definitely "persistent" to say the least.

    I'm sure Brink is aware of this to add to the tutorial if not already.

    Welcome to the forum, BTW.
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  7. Posts : 20,731
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       08 Oct 2015 #36

    Yep, it's in the info box at the top of the tutorial.
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  8. Posts : 25,441
    Dual boot: Windows 10 Home Insider Build 16179 & W8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center
       08 Oct 2015 #37

    Brink said: View Post
    Yep, it's in the info box at the top of the tutorial.
    Always on the ball!

    Brink said: View Post
    Glad you guys won.
    Thank you, Shawn.

    Missed that somehow, so not as much on the ball. I'd better sharpen up, for we play tonight!
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  9.    09 Oct 2015 #38

    & it's not providing the GWX balloon this time. Upgrade to Windows 10 just appears as an update. In fact twice in the past two days:
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    Last edited by dogpark; 09 Oct 2015 at 12:24. Reason: syntax
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  10. Posts : 25,441
    Dual boot: Windows 10 Home Insider Build 16179 & W8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center
       09 Oct 2015 #39

    dogpark said: View Post
    & it's not providing the GWX balloon this time.
    Thanks for the info, dogpark. If not providing the GWX balloon, would you how would one would start the process if desired?

    Upgrade to Windows 10 just appears as an update. In fact twice in the past two days
    I see you’re on your hidden updates screen. Does “twice in the past two days” mean one came each day consecutively?

    I like your sig, BTW. He was a great man, bless his soul.
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