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Microsoft U-turn on 'nasty trick' pop-up
« on: May 25, 2016, 08:00:58 PM »

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I had Windows 10 try and install onto my computer the other day and I had a lot of trouble stopping it and getting Windows 7 back, fortunately I didn't get blue screen of death, but it was very frustrating, check out the link below.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36376962
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Re: Microsoft U-turn on 'nasty trick' pop-up
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2016, 12:20:11 AM »
O I upgraded mine

However our main  windows XP machine [ which the others link too will not take the update [not surprising really as the monitor is an old box - some 12 years old

TJ

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Re: Microsoft U-turn on 'nasty trick' pop-up
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2016, 12:32:46 AM »
The tricks I hate are when you suddenly find your browser hijacked by yahoo. [which I had a while ago]

Or you update your java software - with added extra's because you forget to untick a box

Or you sudennly find a norton product or other software wanting to search your machine for viruses.

Norton eats up all the reserves on your machine [it's like buying a mini and paying for a mercedes

weewillie

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Re: Microsoft U-turn on 'nasty trick' pop-up
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2016, 01:26:34 AM »
Hi Seeker and TJ's.

Here's a link to an app that terminates involuntary updating to Widows 10.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/GWX-Stopper-Greatis-Software.shtml#download
Click the "External Mirror 1" link.
OR
Softpedia Secure Download (US)

If that doesn't work for some reason try this link.
Look for the "Download Now" or "Download"  panel. (top of page)
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/GWX-Stopper-Greatis-Software.shtml


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Here's a link to a small app that will help if you're ever caught in that trap again.
(If you feel safer, use it after installation of above app or if you are unsure of this or any free downloads
or installations) or any app.

You run it after you've carried out an installation,  only to discover something you neither asked for or like.
It will probably show some other apps etc you weren't aware of.
It's a good idea to make a backup before removing any of the resultant annoyances.

http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/download.aspx


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Here's another link while I'm at it, a superior, very quick, handy and free "Restore Point" Creator/Restorer.
If you or anyone else is interested.
You can choose how many restore points you want to keep however, if you decide
to use the app, it's best not to keep too many restore points as it will bloat your system.

If you do decide to use it, I found it advantageous to go to  "Program Options/Settings".
"Additional Options and Settings"( found at the top display bar of the program) and
un-tick  "Close Program after Restore Point is Created" and manually close it yourself, it then
simply gives you the the chance to check whether you're happy with the choices you've created
before closing.

It's a very simple program that does away with "Windows Restore Point" and far superior, in my opinion.
There's a video link included you may wish to view if unsure about anything, I'm sure you won't need it though.
Also, the program will automatically and regularly inform you when a free update is ready for you to install, again
very simple to implement.
http://www.toms-world.org/download/Install%20Restore%20Point%20Creator.exe



Best wishes,
weewillie.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/GWX-Stopper-Greatis-Software.shtml#download
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/GWX-Stopper-Greatis-Software.shtml
http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/download.aspx
http://www.toms-world.org/download/Install%20Restore%20Point%20Creator.exe

TJ

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Re: Microsoft U-turn on 'nasty trick' pop-up
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2016, 01:50:23 AM »
Cool thanks @weewillie

I haven't got aproblem with the the updating

Only those with older machines  might want to avoid this - although my main machine is so old it cannot take the update anyway  :D

TJ

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Re: Microsoft U-turn on 'nasty trick' pop-up
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2016, 01:55:13 AM »
TBH  I like auto updating.

The  again it makes no difference to me anyway as I only use the web - so windows 10 has no obvious value

weewillie

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Re: Microsoft U-turn on 'nasty trick' pop-up
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2016, 12:18:19 AM »
TBH  I like auto updating.

The  again it makes no difference to me anyway as I only use the web - so windows 10 has no obvious value

Hi TJ's, updating is very essential, isn't it. We all should accept, at the very least, MS security updates.
There's one or two updates I myself do not like, so I choose not to update them.

Anyway, apologies to you, I didn't explain myself properly in my reply.
The app is intended to block Windows OS auto updating to Windows 10 only.
It doesn't block anything else.

Full details here from the App web site>>>>>
Terminate the GWX process and remove it from executing at startup by relying on this lightweight application that comes with a user-friendly interface

Regards.
weewillie.

PS. I don't know if your old OS is XP.  If it is, well, I use XP in an old laptop.  :)
I still like XP & Windows 7 also.

Aaaah, just checked, you DO use XP.  :)


http://Terminate the GWX process and remove it from executing at startup by relying on this lightweight application that comes with a user-friendly interface

TJ

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Re: Microsoft U-turn on 'nasty trick' pop-up
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2016, 12:20:51 AM »
Hi TJ's, updating is very essential, isn't it. We all should accept, at the very least, MS security updates.
There's one or two updates I myself do not like, so I choose not to update them.

Anyway, apologies to you, I didn't explain myself properly in my reply.
The app is intended to block Windows OS auto updating to Windows 10 only.
It doesn't block anything else.

Full details here from the App web site>>>>>
Terminate the GWX process and remove it from executing at startup by relying on this lightweight application that comes with a user-friendly interface

Regards.
weewillie.

No do not apologise    :great:


what youn posted was very good information   :D


http://Terminate the GWX process and remove it from executing at startup by relying on this lightweight application that comes with a user-friendly interface

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