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Topic # 185868 8-Dec-2015 14:22
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"Come the beginning of 2016, Microsoft will get much more assertive in distributing Windows 10 upgrades to consumers and small businesses, the company's top OS executive said Thursday."

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2999548/microsoft-windows/microsoft-to-get-pushy-about-upgrading-to-windows-10.html

The gwx tool guy says you might get unlucky before that even:

"Over Thanksgiving weekend I started getting reports that the Windows Update 'AllowOSUpgrade' setting was getting flipped back on on a number of peoples' PCs, and it keeps re-setting itself at least once a day if they switch it back off," said Josh Mayfield, the software engineer who created GWX Control Panel."

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3012278/microsoft-windows/microsoft-sets-stage-for-massive-windows-10-upgrade-strategy.html#tk.rss_all

A few weeks ago there were reports of 1511 automatically disabling/uninstalling some major AV endpoint software it did not like. I am glad I did not board that particular train yet. It may be necessary but it is not the best way for users to remove without notification.

http://winaero.com/blog/windows-10-version-1511-removes-your-apps-as-you-update-builds/

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  Reply # 1442870 8-Dec-2015 15:28
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LOL Microshaft for ya :)

luckily you can uninstall the KB update and stops the reminders completely

dont have the info handy but its out there.

I think I stick for win 8 for a while..

I get win 10 when I next get  a new laptop.. as this one is slowly dying..

Fan going again.. dedicated video chip died.. charge circuit died. now run it of UPS
since so many power cuts out my way.

Hp Probook sigh...

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  Reply # 1453174 18-Dec-2015 18:28
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Why would you stick to Win 8 over Win 10 unless you had a specific hardware/driver problem?

I've had zero problems with win 10 and none my my machines were affected by that buggy update either, the fear of 10 seems overblown to me.

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  Reply # 1453247 18-Dec-2015 21:14
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Ragnor: Why would you stick to Win 8 over Win 10 unless you had a specific hardware/driver problem?

I've had zero problems with win 10 and none my my machines were affected by that buggy update either, the fear of 10 seems overblown to me.


What bugs me is why are Microsoft so insistent with their update process with Win 10. There is no need for the intrusive way they are carrying on.  I'll upgrade when I'm good and ready. I don't need Microsoft deciding what's best for me.

Despite what you say I read about too many issues for me to want to upgrade right now. You may well be right and there will be no problems, I'm just not ready to take that risk nor have the time to sort put any issues right now. Win 7 is doing a good job right now, if it ain't broke why fix it?





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  Reply # 1453289 18-Dec-2015 23:27
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Ragnor: Why would you stick to Win 8 over Win 10 unless you had a specific hardware/driver problem?

Hard to know where to start there : ). That particular scenario is egg vs chicken...

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