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Topic # 195063 4-Apr-2016 17:09
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My laptop is usually on 24/7 as my server/media player/smart TV. And get home from work today to discover that windows 10 is 86% I installed.

Now I have installed win 10 on this machine before, didn't like it went back and have since formatted and reinstalled 7 from scratch.

Has this happened to anyone else?

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  Reply # 1525915 4-Apr-2016 17:31
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more than you would think

 

and microsoft claim it shouldnt happen

 

do you have windows updates set to automatic can are you an admin on that pc? as ive been seeing windows 10 as the default update in windows update for a few weeks now.


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  Reply # 1525929 4-Apr-2016 18:01
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Windows 10 is now a recommended update so if you have it set to treat them the same as others it should have given you a notice to say when it would install and assuming you did nothing it would then have installed. If you are not paying any attention to the machine then missing the notice would be easy at a guess :/






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  Reply # 1526028 4-Apr-2016 21:26
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but what happens if the machine is on but you dont use it often, pretty crap if you ask me.


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  Reply # 1526029 4-Apr-2016 21:29
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For those sorts of machines that you aren't viewing regularly I'd think you'd want to be aware of the updates before installing them, so might pay to turn off automatic updates?


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  Reply # 1526031 4-Apr-2016 21:31
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gehenna:

 

For those sorts of machines that you aren't viewing regularly I'd think you'd want to be aware of the updates before installing them, so might pay to turn off automatic updates?

 

 

but again as per the other thread, windows shouldn't be installing major updates with out or consent or knowledge


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  Reply # 1526032 4-Apr-2016 21:33
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It is possible to go back to Windows 7 on the next 30 days I think

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  Reply # 1526050 4-Apr-2016 22:12
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joker97: It is possible to go back to Windows 7 on the next 30 days I think

 

not really the point


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  Reply # 1526062 4-Apr-2016 22:27
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gehenna:

 

For those sorts of machines that you aren't viewing regularly I'd think you'd want to be aware of the updates before installing them, so might pay to turn off automatic updates?

 

 

Haven't used Win 7 for a while, but in Win 10 there is no option to turn off automatic updates, nor any way of controlling what updates you want/don't want.


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  Reply # 1526071 4-Apr-2016 22:54
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You can disable the update service, and/or select to Defer Upgrades.

 

Neither perfect, but until Microsoft comes to its senses....


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  Reply # 1526076 4-Apr-2016 22:56
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Jase2985: but again as per the other thread, windows shouldn't be installing major updates with out or consent or knowledge 

 

but it does, and until it doesn't the only option you've got is to work around the issue as best you can or accept that the updates will come


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  Reply # 1526087 4-Apr-2016 23:52
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And yet @nathan keeps saying there is no way for Windows 10 to be installed without user knowing and approving it...




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  Reply # 1526090 5-Apr-2016 00:21
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I am guessing it won't do it once the 1 year free upgrade is up. Otherwise people are going to be left with a bricked machine that they will need to pay to get a license for. 


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  Reply # 1526114 5-Apr-2016 00:46
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freitasm: And yet @nathan keeps saying there is no way for Windows 10 to be installed without user knowing and approving it...


They reserved their free Windows 10 upgrade. Now it's installing.

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  Reply # 1526118 5-Apr-2016 01:06
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nathan:
freitasm: And yet @nathan keeps saying there is no way for Windows 10 to be installed without user knowing and approving it...


They reserved their free Windows 10 upgrade. Now it's installing.

 

 

 

And again you are missing the point.

 

Yes they may have reserved the upgrade BUT they got no warning of that upgrade installing, it just did it when it felt like it.

 

I have seen so many variations on the Windows 10 upgrade prompts I think even Microsoft don't know what users are seeing now, and what prompts they are getting for the installation, if any.





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  Reply # 1526119 5-Apr-2016 01:10
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CYaBro:

nathan:
freitasm: And yet @nathan keeps saying there is no way for Windows 10 to be installed without user knowing and approving it...


They reserved their free Windows 10 upgrade. Now it's installing.


 


And again you are missing the point.


Yes they may have reserved the upgrade BUT they got no warning of that upgrade installing, it just did it when it felt like it.


I have seen so many variations on the Windows 10 upgrade prompts I think even Microsoft don't know what users are seeing now, and what prompts they are getting for the installation, if any.



It notifies you that your reservation is coming due and if this schedule is a good time to upgrade

The it notifies again 30 mins before that time

Then you still need to agree to the End User Licensing Agreement

Then you still have 31 days to roll back the update to your previous OS

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