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    Microsoft Forces the Windows 10 Upgrade on Windows 7 PCs

    Microsoft Forces the Windows 10 Upgrade on Windows 7 PCs


    Posted: 15 Oct 2015
    The upgrade is automatically initiated at system reboot


    Microsoft’s offering Windows 10 as a free upgrade to those on Windows 7 and 8.1, and an update that was released on June 1 is supposed to offer a direct way to move to the new operating system.

    Initially, this update allowed users to decide whether they want Windows 10 or not, but it turns out that some changes that the company has made recently to this upgrade system no longer allow options to delay or cancel the switch.

    In other words, your computer might be automatically upgraded to Windows 10 after a reboot because, just as ZDNet writes, Windows Update only offers an option to start the installation of the new OS and nothing more. What’s more, no other updates are displayed for the time being, so unless you install Windows 10, you can’t do much else in Windows Update.

    Third-party apps no longer working

    What’s interesting is that it appears that some third-party apps that could previously block the Get Windows 10 app and delay the upgrade to the new OS forever no longer work, but it’s not yet clear if Microsoft blocked them on purpose or a recently-delivered update makes them ineffective.

    Josh Mayfield, who created GWX Control Panel (previously known as GWX Stopper), says his app no longer works and he can’t tell for sure if there’s a way to bring it to life again in the future.

    “GWX Control Panel is not yet able to help you, although I am looking into whether it's possible to fix these things through software. I do not have any recommendations at the moment, though, unfortunately,” he explained on his website.

    There are some users, however, who claim that System Restore can really come in handy because going back to a previous OS state before October 14, the date when Microsoft reportedly made the change, could allow you to block the upgrade.

    Unfortunately, there are plenty of users who might be impacted by this change, so we’ve reached out to Microsoft to see if they’re indeed forcing the Windows 10 upgrade and will update the article should we receive an answer.

    Please note that we still haven't received an answer from Microsoft, so take the report with a pinch of salt until we find out what exactly happens on these Windows 7 PCs.
    Microsoft Forces the Windows 10 Upgrade on Windows 7 PCs-microsoft-forces-windows-10-upgrade-windows-7-pcs-494597-2.jpg
    User are not longer allowed to delay or cancel the Update.

    Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/micro...s-494597.shtml
    Cluster Head's Avatar Posted By: Cluster Head
    15 Oct 2015

  1. Cluster Head's Avatar
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    ARC1020 said:
    ?????
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  4. zooburner's Avatar
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    Thing is I'm not sure any more it was an error, more of a 'lets see if we can get away with this' Microsoft really have been lousy with all this upgrade with all the things they have already to nag you, and upgrade for you why on earth did they need an update that simply goes ahead and installs windows 10 for you. ? People already have that option if indeed that what's it was !
    Why the update in the first place ?

    PS! I'm commenting on the article, which I'm aware you didn't write not your post
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    ARC1020 said:
    You will take the upgrade!


    LOL, Upgrade or we will screw windows 7 so badly you will have no choice !!
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  6. Cluster Head's Avatar
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    zooburner said:
    Thing is I'm not sure any more it was an error, more of a 'lets see if we can get away with this' Microsoft really have been lousy with all this upgrade with all the things they have already to nag you, and upgrade for you why on earth did they need an update that simply goes ahead and installs windows 10 for you. ? People already have that option if indeed that what's it was !
    Why the update in the first place ?

    PS! I'm commenting on the article, which I'm aware you didn't write not your post
    Is not an error, is a feature......!

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  7. labeeman's Avatar
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    zooburner said:
    Thing is I'm not sure any more it was an error, more of a 'lets see if we can get away with this' Microsoft really have been lousy with all this upgrade with all the things they have already to nag you, and upgrade for you why on earth did they need an update that simply goes ahead and installs windows 10 for you. ? People already have that option if indeed that what's it was !
    Why the update in the first place ?

    PS! I'm commenting on the article, which I'm aware you didn't write not your post
    Yep
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    Cluster Head said:
    Is not an error, is a feature......!

    LOl
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  9. BReeves's Avatar
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    Glad I have auto update disabled on all my Windows 7 computers. I kinda like Windows 10 but never did like Microsoft's "we know better than you" stance and taking my choices away.
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