Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


1423 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user

#231850 16-Mar-2018 10:46
Send private message

Got a clients machine to work on yesterday. turned out to be two things. 1 - issue with the AV stopping networking. Uninstall , reinstall. No issues.


2. Windows 10 trying to install itself over Windows 7. as part of the latest round of updates. Say what???


We put GWX Control panel on a lot of Win7 machines to ensure Win10 didn't automatically install onto Win 7 machines for clients. I started removing it a month ago on clean ups - shouldn't be required any mre..right? Wrong!!!




Windows 10 - as of today, is still trying to muscle in and replace Windows 7 operating systems. See image below taken this morning. GWX control panel will be staying on my win 7 machines indefinitely.


Click to see full size


On another side note - Last three Acer Pcs and laptop purchased with Win 10 have run at 100% for 24 - 48 hours. disk maxed out as windows 10 installs 2016, 2017 and 2018 cumulative updates. Over 7.3 GB data used by one PC yesterday alone and the installed Win10 image installed by Acer removed (Windows.old folder with 25 - 32GB of data in it). Acer needs to update its images for laptops and desktops.  windows 10 is still a fricking disaster IMHO - with updates wreaking firewall settings (cant remote in and have to visit physically) and Windows Defender firewall killing ICMP packets on private networks rendering ping checks on if a machine is up or down unusable as well as huge updates.




These updates aren't updates, they are a whole new OS - and MS has admitted as much with responsibility for compatibility falling on hardware vendors. Windows 10 is not the last Os they make  its just coz they are too lazy to admit they have made Windows 11 and Windows 12 - calling by a version number instead.









Create new topic

Affiliate link: Online price comparison made easy.
1956 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1978536 16-Mar-2018 11:25
Send private message

I have one machine that does exactly the same thing.  The Win10 update always fails for reasons unknown but it still keeps trying

3357 posts

Uber Geek

  #1983285 26-Mar-2018 10:45
Send private message

There is a registry key that needs to be deleted which makes this go away. I found it about a month ago after much Googling when I ran into the same issue. I'll try to find it again.


EDIT: @nunz @shk292 Delete the "Rollback" key. Always backup any registry keys you delete, just in case.




This in conjunction with GWX control panel should do the trick.


EDIT 2: If interested, I found this answer here.



1423 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user

  #1983798 26-Mar-2018 20:38
Send private message

Thanks - definitely keeping GWX onboard.

Create new topic

News »

Amazon introduces new Echo devices
Posted 25-Sep-2020 11:56

Mad Catz introduces new S.T.R.I.K.E. 13 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Posted 25-Sep-2020 11:34

Vodafone NZ upgrades international submarine network
Posted 25-Sep-2020 09:09

Jabra announces wireless noise-cancelling airbuds, upgrade existing model
Posted 24-Sep-2020 14:43

Nokia 3.4 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 24-Sep-2020 14:34

HP announces new HP ENVY laptops aimed at content creators
Posted 24-Sep-2020 14:02

Logitech introduce MX Anywhere 3
Posted 21-Sep-2020 21:17

Countdown unveils contactless shopping with new Scan&Go tech
Posted 21-Sep-2020 09:48

HP unveils new innovations for businesses adapting to rapidly evolving workstyles and workforces
Posted 17-Sep-2020 15:36

GoPro launches new HERO9 Black camera
Posted 17-Sep-2020 09:45

Telecommunications industry launches new 5G Facts website
Posted 17-Sep-2020 07:56

New Zealand ranks 3rd in world in GSMA index
Posted 15-Sep-2020 10:13

Trend Micro Security Suite adds web monitoring to prevent identity theft
Posted 14-Sep-2020 15:37

NVIDIA to acquire Arm for US$ 40 billion
Posted 14-Sep-2020 12:27

Epson launches its next gen A3+ colour EcoTank multi-function printer
Posted 10-Sep-2020 16:08

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.