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Old 01-03-2016, 07:26 PM
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There is a program out there called GWX Control Panel
that will remove that pesky windows 10 upgrade app
and it's icon.

I haven't tried it yet but if anyone wants to get rid of that stuff,
just go to the web site listed below to download the free program
and it explains how to use it as well.

Ultimate Outsider: Using GWX Control Panel to Permanently Remove the 'Get Windows 10' Icon
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Old 01-04-2016, 06:04 AM
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That solution seems fairly comprehensive. No telemetry blocking yet, though.

I removed KB3035583, and hid the update, on one of my two Windows 7 systems with incompatible CPUs. That seemed to work, but I understand it may come back for some, anyway.

On my Windows 7 Ultimate system (with compatible CPUs, I presume), I turned off windows updates altogether. My fear was that Microsoft would do something in the short term that would affect the benefits of owning Ultimate (which they seem to regret having released, or at least behave as if they do). I'll consider upgrading to 10 to give up those features in several months, but no hurry now.
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Old 01-04-2016, 11:47 AM
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I was just reading another article today about windows 10 and
at the bottom of the article where the comments that people make.

One person reported that just a short while after upgrading from 7
to 10, her laptops motherboard completely fried.

It's sounds like win 10 doesn't even check to see if it is compatible
with the system it is about to be installed on. It just installs, PERIOD!!

Now. i don't know if that is really true or not but win 10 has a lot of
people spooked and no matter what microsoft is saying, the win 10
market is way down there.

Not many people want all that spyware on their pc, reporting everything
they do.
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Old 01-04-2016, 12:05 PM
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Cerian Knight

I had already read about removing the KB3035583 update
but like you said, unless you turn off windows updates,
this update keeps coming back to haunt you.

For those that don't yet know, the KB3035583 update is
the windows update patch number that installs the "windows
upgrade to windows 10 icon", on your system tray, along with
about 5 to 6 gigabytes of software that is at the ready, to install
windows 10. All it's waiting for is your permission.

Very soon though, it won't even be waiting for that. One day,
you will have just started your pc/laptop and windows 10 will
begin installing, all by itself. If the rumor is true, MS will not
care any more about what you want but what they want.

For a company to want to install their software so badly on
you system, you know that it can't be for any good reason.

A gift given for free, usually has a price.

Anyone that has windows 10 right now, i would suggest un-
installing it right now and reinstalling windows 7. Although
7 does a little spying on you, it's nothing compared to what
windows 10 can do.
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Old 01-04-2016, 04:36 PM
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One person reported that just a short while after upgrading from 7 to 10, her laptops motherboard completely fried.
The installation process of a new operating system (as opposed to many typical usage scenarios) can be more stressful on a PC with regard to thermal dissipation, and perhaps more so on laptops that are already struggling for proper ventilation. Thus a failure that would have occurred anyway within 6 months could accelerate to occur within a few days.

In my most recent case, a (many years old) motherboard fried a month after upgrading the CPU to one listed as supported by the board, but near the design limit of the capacitors and FETs.
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It's sounds like win 10 doesn't even check to see if it is compatible
with the system it is about to be installed on. It just installs, PERIOD!!
Yes and no... it does check, but in my experience it is a roulette wheel on whether it will let you know for (reasonably) sure until you actually try to install the upgrade (unless you know where to click).

On the plus side for MS: If a certain PC configuration is consistently never seen again through their telemetry reports (or has issues) subsequent to an upgrade to Windows 10, in-theory that would raise a flag that would lock-out similar updates from occurring. In-practice, I have no idea how they data-mine the mountain of information they get.
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I am so frustrated with Windows 10 that I went to OSX exclusively a couple months ago. It seemed like everyday something would cause a cntrl/alt/delete moment. I thought I was back to the Windows ME days of bluescreens and reboots.

If I was on old hardware I would have understood. I wasn't. Everything was less than a year old and had plenty of horse power. My trusty Mac G5 that is 9 years old is still running ship shape. I can't upgrade to newest version of OSX, El Capitan, so a new Mac Pro is on order.

Maybe I'll give Windows 10 a try with bootcamp on my new Mac when it gets here. Could be Microsoft wants us all on Macs so they can concentrate on tablets and phones.
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On that note:
Up to this point, I've avoided mentioning my son's experience with Windows 10 on his new Acer laptop. Since I'm tired of hearing him whine about it, the bottom line is just a canned response to him: "Another Blue Screen forced a reboot?... that's nice". Granted that it is probably just a driver related issue, but I have a severe lack of motivation to root around in 10 to find the problem. Not to toot my own horn, but I'm possibly one of the best guys for the job, and if I don't want to do it (for my own son), that might tell you something about the current state of the OS (or perhaps how tired I am of pursuing new knowledge with short-lived application).
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I haven't seen much success except on hardware the OEM shipped with Win10 preinstalled. The platform is still a nightmare, but at least I see far fewer of the driver clashes and stability problems so many others are plagued with.

That might only be due to the fact that I make little use of these boxes: they are test platforms of last resort for software that I need to ensure will run on Windows 10.

In fact most of the CPU cycles burnt on these boxes so far have been to install one series of massive updates after another. This is a constantly mutating Windows as a Disservice OS that is unstable over time by design, another artifact of the Phone Boys being in charge.
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