Windows 10: How MSFT's tricky new Windows 10 pop-up deceives you into upgrading

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       23 May 2016 #1

    How MSFT's tricky new Windows 10 pop-up deceives you into upgrading


    How Microsoft's tricky new Windows 10 pop-up deceives you into upgrading

    Last week, Microsoft altered the GWX prompt, as ZDNet covered. On the surface, it’s an improvement; the box clearly states when your PC will be upgraded, and even adds a (still small and easily skippable) line that allows you to reschedule or change the upgrade timing. So far so good!
    But here’s the icky part: The redesigned GWX pop-up now treats exiting the window as consent for the Windows 10 upgrade.
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/30734...upgrading.html


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       23 May 2016 #1

    I wonder if that is true.
    Trust but verify ?
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       23 May 2016 #2

    My neighbor runs a small business with 2 PCs, one Windows 7, the other Windows 8. He closed up shop last Thursday night and when he opened up on Friday morning, his 8 machine was 10! I know everybody's going to say "the user must have clicked..." but I believe him because the place was closed. At least he was able to roll back successfully.
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       23 May 2016 #3

    What I want to know is if the following claim can be confirmed by actual users ..............
    The redesigned GWX pop-up now treats exiting the window as consent for the Windows 10 upgrade.
    Yes, I have read the feedback part at the end of the article.
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       23 May 2016 #4

    Just got a call from one of my clients, got hit by that yesterday when she thought she was closing the 'alerts', will be visiting her in a couple of hours.
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       23 May 2016 #5

    Berton said: View Post
    Just got a call from one of my clients, got hit by that yesterday when she thought she was closing the 'alerts', will be visiting her in a couple of hours.
    Holy MacApple !
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  7.    23 May 2016 #6

    I've been tempted to install Windows 7 on my spare tower and test it out myself. My backs been really sore lately so I put it off. I'd have to connect a monitor keyboard mouse etc, and find a space for it under my desk. I may have a go at it tomorrow. I'll have to do a clean install of Windows 7 and see what happens.
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  8.    23 May 2016 #7

    I just installed Windows 7 on my spare tower. Made sure it was activated. Left Windows update at the defaults. Turned off hibernation/sleep and set it to auto log me in on a start up/reboot. Now to see what happens when I leave it running overnight. Only other changes I made was to set the correct Country and Time zone etc. The usual stuff everybody changes. I'll have another look see tomorrow morning some time.
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  •    23 May 2016 #8


    Yeh, after that crazyness of UAC, Virtualizing User Files, all the mess around TakeOwnership of files/folder, I believe more and more that the 3th World is arising the Computer World.
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  •    23 May 2016 #9

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    I just installed Windows 7 on my spare tower. Made sure it was activated. Left Windows update at the defaults. Turned off hibernation/sleep and set it to auto log me in on a start up/reboot. Now to see what happens when I leave it running overnight. Only other changes I made was to set the correct Country and Time zone etc. The usual stuff everybody changes. I'll have another look see tomorrow morning some time.
    If I read you right, you did a clean install.....from your original CD Win7 non sp1?? My install is original from 2009, I need to do it..I think.
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