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How to stop Windows 10 forcing itself onto PCs.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/01/08/windows_10_upgrade_blocker/

For a more comprehensive solution:  https://fix10.isleaked.com

It's YOUR COMPUTER, no matter what Microsoft think, or there is always Linux.

 




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GWX Control Panel is quite popular too ...

http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

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The last laptop I owned stopped complaining about windows updates when I installed Debian. 

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The plot to force customers to "upgrade" thickens: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/01/12/microsofts_get_windows_10_nagware_is_showing_signs_of_sentie...




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That article made me laugh Smiley Happy

I've upgraded/updated all the laptops and desktops in my house to Windows 10 and have never had any issues with any, touch wood. On my laptop I find Windows 10 starts and closes down a lot quicker which is ideal for me as I used to hate the delays before and after I used the laptop.

The only real problem which I've only just discover is that the scanning feature of my HP all in one printer no longer works but and this is a shame, I didn't discover this until the weekend just gone. There are plenty of threads about this on the HP site so I'm hoping that HP will issue an updated driver to resolve the issue. The Windows 10 scanning feature works though, but I can't scan direct to PDF with that so a pain as I have to scan to TIFF and then convert to PDF using the the Print to PDF MS  printer driver.

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ILuvNips wrote:

That article made me laugh Smiley Happy

I've upgraded/updated all the laptops and desktops in my house to Windows 10 and have never had any issues with any, touch wood. On my laptop I find Windows 10 starts and closes down a lot quicker which is ideal for me as I used to hate the delays before and after I used the laptop.

The only real problem which I've only just discover is that the scanning feature of my HP all in one printer no longer works but and this is a shame, I didn't discover this until the weekend just gone. There are plenty of threads about this on the HP site so I'm hoping that HP will issue an updated driver to resolve the issue. The Windows 10 scanning feature works though, but I can't scan direct to PDF with that so a pain as I have to scan to TIFF and then convert to PDF using the the Print to PDF MS  printer driver.


You have obviously chosen to install Windows 10 on your devices, your decision. If you are happy with your choice, good for you.

The post was for those who have chosen not to, but are being now coerced by Microsoft into installing Windows 10 for making that choice.

Microsoft, IMHO, are coming very close to contravening the Computer Misuse Act 1990, Section 3:  http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1990/18/contents

Unauthorised acts with intent to impair, or with recklessness as to impairing, operation of computer, etc.

(1)A person is guilty of an offence if—

(a)he does any unauthorised act in relation to a computer;

(b)at the time when he does the act he knows that it is unauthorised; and

(c)either subsection (2) or subsection (3) below applies.

(2)This subsection applies if the person intends by doing the act—

(a)to impair the operation of any computer;

(b)to prevent or hinder access to any program or data held in any computer;

(c)to impair the operation of any such program or the reliability of any such data;

(d)to enable any of the things mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c) above to be done.

Remember, if you get a product for free then you are the product. At least use the information provided here https://fix10.isleaked.com to minimise the amount of data Microsoft are collecting on your computer and internet use.




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I love windows 7 and at this stage don't want to upgrade to 10

GWX Control Panel is certainly works and would be my choice of tool to use.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02/24/windows_10_telemetry/

If you don't know how to control the information Windows 10 sends back about you to Microsoft, the Redmond giant has updated its guide on how to do so.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt577208.aspx

The document applies to Windows 10 build 1511, which was released in November.

 




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Here is a small utility to configure the "privacy" features in Windows 10:- https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10



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Microsoft adds 'non-security updates' to security patches.

And one of them looks like it shows ads to suggest a Windows 10 upgrade.

 

 http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/03/11/microsoft_adds_nonsecurity_updates_to_security_patches/




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