Can you please stop ramming your products down my throught?

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  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #1

    Can you please stop ramming your products down my throught?


    Windows 10 is a operating system, yet you continually force the install of microsoft edge. I delete it, because I am happy with Firefox, but there it is again a week later, with a countdown of when I will be forced to delete it once again. If there is a way to stop that proccess then make it obvious, if not, why is there not an option?. It is a platform.. stop taking away my choice of programs.

    This continual bs proccess has now led to me losing 2 hours of course work. The prompt came up as always, I knew what it was and clicked delay as usual. I went in the bath and forgot to save the work, when I came back down windows decided that was the perfect time to begin the install withought my actual consent and the work was lost. It is not a crime to forget to save your work.. the computer was left on.

    At this point I only use windows because it has no real alternative. This is not a threat, but just to tell you how piss poor this platform has became. If this was my company it would not fill me with pride to know people only use it because they have to.
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  2. Posts : 35,002
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Windows 10 is a operating system, yet you continually force the install of microsoft edge.
    Hello, I'm wondering just who 'you' is here.

    We are users. We are NOT MS. Like you, we are customers, with our own possible grievances.

    If you wish to deal with MS, you can
    a. use the feedback Hub app.
    b. go to an MS-run or MS community site.

    We offer free help to genuine users in our own free time.

    It's not a place to moan, but to seek assistance.

    Thank you.
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  3. Posts : 509
    Windows10 Home 64 bit v. 21H1 bld. 19043.1620
       #3

    what kind of cheese would you like with that whine? I have Edge on my system, never use it, and have no issues with it being there. This post is being done in FireFox. MS has provided a means (in fact several) to pause updates until you are ready to do them. This web site has many posts on controlling updates and it would be worth the effort to utilize them. I realize this requires you to take control and spend some time learning how to use them, but as my Grandfather used to admonish us: "It's a poor workman that blames his tools".
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  4. Posts : 7,458
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #4

    Carl1234 said:
    Windows 10 is a operating system, yet you continually force the install of microsoft edge.
    Right-click on the Start button --> Windows PowerShell (Admin)
    Run the following commands one by one:

    CMD

    SC config "edgeupdate" start=disabled

    Code:
    For /F "Tokens=1*Delims=\" %# In ('SchTasks /Query /FO List^|Find /I "EdgeUpdate"')Do @SchTasks /Delete /TN "%$" /F
    That will delete Edge update tasks and disable Edge update service.
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  5. Posts : 12,430
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #5

    Edge is pretty well ensconced into Windows and as such may be returned at one of the twice-yearly Version Upgrades. Also involved are Web sites and links on their pages that still call Internet Explorer, have not been fully changed to bring up Edge, even see it once in awhile with Microsoft's pages. I use Firefox and even though it is set as default some links don't recognize it properly. I don't use Google Chrome but do like the Portable Chromium running from a Thumb drive, so far it's done an excellent job of importing data from Firefox, haven't needed to with Edge just yet.
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  6. Posts : 1,614
    Windows 10 Home
       #6

    From Windows 3.1 - WfW3.11 - W95/98/98SE - Windows 7, I have learned to leave Windows alone. If it installs I.E., I let it update stuff when I am ready to let it update. Although I have been a Netscape - Firefox - Chrome browser user for years, I simply leave I.E. and now Edge alone. I am wondering if you have the free W10 version, because I was told that W10 Professional includes some extra controls/configurations. Your work is very important! Maybe consider upgrading to Pro -- if the others in here advise that it is worth it --. There has to be some ways to control the times and circumstances of Windows Updates and Installs. I'm a Windows 7 Pro version user, so I can only guess about W10free & W10Pro.
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  7. Posts : 11,401
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #7

    RolandJS said:
    W10free & W10Pro.
    There is no such thing as W10free

    I imagine you are referring to Windows 10 Home Edition.

    Denis
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  8. Posts : 11,401
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #8

    Carl1234 said:
    ... continually force the install of microsoft edge. .. but there it is again a week later, with a countdown of when I will be forced to delete it once again.
    Carl,

    What is being pushed is not an installation of Edge but an update to your existing Edge.

    Denis
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  9. Posts : 7,458
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #9

    I think the OP had uninstalled it, but Windows re-installed it afterward as per the following sentence.
    Carl1234 said:
    I delete it
    The simple present tense "delete" could denote that the OP repeatedly deletes it but Windows repeatedly reinstalls it.



    Fortunately, my Edge has remained unchanged (i.e. not updated) since I clean installed 20H2 last December. It has just been sitting there, collecting dust.

    Can you please stop ramming your products down my throught?-not-updated-remained-unchanged.jpg
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  10. Posts : 1,614
    Windows 10 Home
       #10

    Try3 said:
    There is no such thing as W10free I imagine you are referring to Windows 10 Home Edition. Denis
    I was shorthand-posting about the Windows 10 that was pushed by Microsoft a few years ago free of charge to those who had licensed versions of Windows 7. I never updated from 7 to 10, however, I got the impression that the early bird W10 was free to licensed users of W7.
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