Windows 10: GWX Control Panel Update Keeps Win 10 Away from Windows 7 PCs Forever

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  1. Cluster Head's Avatar
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       25 Nov 2015 #1

    GWX Control Panel Update Keeps Win 10 Away from Windows 7 PCs Forever


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    The app now has its very own monitoring mode


    GWX Control Panel is an application that was specifically designed to help Windows 7 and 8.1 users refuse the upgrade to Windows 10, as it turned out that, in some cases, no matter your settings, you might still end up with the new OS on your computer all of a sudden.

    And an update released today for this little but extremely helpful tool makes it impossible for your settings to be changed and thus get Windows 10 on the PC without your consent.

    Version 1.6 comes with what the developer calls a monitor mode, which basically means that GWX Control Panel can now run in the background and keep an eye on any changes that Windows 10ís files could make on your Windows 7 or 8.1 computer.

    If they attempt to modify your settings, GWX Control Panel automatically blocks them, thus making sure that a Windows 7 or 8.1 install remains untouched.
    Read more: http://news.softpedia.com/news/gwx-c...ampaign=buffer
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  2.    25 Nov 2015 #1

    Cluster Head said: View Post
    The app now has its very own monitoring mode


    GWX Control Panel is an application that was specifically designed to help Windows 7 and 8.1 users refuse the upgrade to Windows 10, as it turned out that, in some cases, no matter your settings, you might still end up with the new OS on your computer all of a sudden.

    And an update released today for this little but extremely helpful tool makes it impossible for your settings to be changed and thus get Windows 10 on the PC without your consent.

    Version 1.6 comes with what the developer calls a monitor mode, which basically means that GWX Control Panel can now run in the background and keep an eye on any changes that Windows 10ís files could make on your Windows 7 or 8.1 computer.

    If they attempt to modify your settings, GWX Control Panel automatically blocks them, thus making sure that a Windows 7 or 8.1 install remains untouched.
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    Read more: http://news.softpedia.com/news/gwx-c...ampaign=buffer
    Have you actually tried this? Personally, I am not comfortable with much of anything available from Softpedia
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  3.    25 Nov 2015 #2

    Trust_No1 said: View Post
    Have you actually tried this? Personally, I am not comfortable with much of anything available from Softpedia
    Get it directly from the authors website
    I'm so grateful to people who create great software like this, it is just really sad that Microsoft didn't give you an option to permanently opt-out
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  4. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       25 Nov 2015 #3
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  5.    26 Nov 2015 #4

    If only it was that easy, from what i understand Microsoft have been downloading windows 10 to computers, even if they don't ask for it.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       26 Nov 2015 #5

    zooburner said: View Post
    If only it was that easy, from what i understand Microsoft have been downloading windows 10 to computers, even if they don't ask for it.
    Here's a solution for that. :)

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...s-7-8-1-a.html
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  7. davidhk's Avatar
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       28 Nov 2015 #6

    Brink said: View Post
    Thank you for this tutorial.
    I used to tell people to set Windows Update to Manual in order to prevent Win 10 from downloading. It's no longer necessary if one uses your tutorial.

    Just want to be sure..........
    when MS changes the Win 10 Update to Recommended Update, will your tutorial still be able to block Win 10 from downloading ?
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  8. Posts : 1,555
    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       28 Nov 2015 #7

    My concern is this even though I am using windows 10 but I also use windows 7 in a multi-boot system

    Microsoft sets more aggressive Windows 10 push for users of older Windows versions - FierceCIO

    The company will "soon" classify Windows 10 as an "Optional Update" in Windows Update for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, according to a blog post from Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Windows and Devices Group. That means that users will have the option to choose to install the OS via the Windows Update process.

    But starting in early 2016, Microsoft will reclassify Windows 10 as a Recommended Update, Myerson said.

    Will all the methods listed in this thread work when 10 is changed to Recommended update?
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  9.    28 Nov 2015 #8

    groze said: View Post
    Will all the methods listed in this thread work when 10 is changed to Recommended update?
    If you don't upgrade then, you will get a knock on your door...
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       28 Nov 2015 #9

    davidhk said: View Post
    Thank you for this tutorial.
    I used to tell people to set Windows Update to Manual in order to prevent Win 10 from downloading. It's no longer necessary if one uses your tutorial.

    Just want to be sure..........
    when MS changes the Win 10 Update to Recommended Update, will your tutorial still be able to block Win 10 from downloading ?
    Yep. It completely disables the "Upgrade to Windows 10" update. :)
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