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Microsoft has now made Windows 10 a 'recommended update' rather than an optional one

By midian182 ยท 60 replies
Feb 2, 2016
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  1. LiveResistance

    LiveResistance TS Booster Posts: 85   +65

  2. DGennaro

    DGennaro TS Rookie

    Windows 10 is a great system, however, it aggravates me because they killed Windows Media Center. I built my complete home theater system around Media Center. Now I'm hoping that Google will come to the rescue. I have not and will not upgrade my main computer to Windows 10. I'm playing with it on one of my other computers. If you check with their insider previews there are tones of people asking for Media Center but Microsoft completely ignores them. There is nothing out there that does what Media Center does. There are some that try but lack the DVD recording and scheduling that Media Center does. Watch out Microsoft because Google might just solve the problem. If they do then I switch to their OS.
  3. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,624   +2,363

  4. batsdude

    batsdude TS Member Posts: 52   +19

    I've absolutely zero reasons to allow the installation of an unwanted os on MY machine. It has nothing whatsoever to offer me, other than more M$ headaches, and has no features whatsoever that I find desirable. The commenters stating, "fear of the unknown", and "staying in the dark ages", etc, are obviously trend following types that would probably dye their hair purple as it's "trendy". I do not find Win 10 desirable whatsoever, and when the time comes to get off Win 7 as M$ has put the gun to our collective heads, I'll stop dual booting Win 7 and Linux Mint Cinnamon, and go Linux all the way. Maybe by that time Linux Wine will finally be able to run those Win progs that I only keep Win 7 for!
  5. macx

    macx TS Evangelist Posts: 720

    Awhile ago there was a list of upgrades published someplace that was mostly
    disguised Microsoft spy aps, etc. When I discovered that list, I searched my
    installed updates and found those that were on the list and deleted them.

    I just got notified that there is a long list (33 I think) of "recommended" updates.
    I'm sure some of them are good to have, but I sure don't want Windows 10
    pushed down my throat, at least not yet.

    Heck, I'm still learning Windows 7 stuff!

    Does anyone know of which of those recommended updates are Windows 10
    stuff so I can download legit security updates but avoid Win 10?

    I've got that GWX Monitor that so far has kept me safe from Windows 10.

  6. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,585   +252

    There are free OS to download which are backed by enthusiastic amateurs. Perhaps one of those would be more appropriate for you. I can't say that I was impresses though. Windows 10 seems excellent to me.
  7. BadDog101

    BadDog101 TS Rookie Posts: 24

    It's always hard for people to change to something new. I tried W10 a couple times,
    didn't like it and went back to W7. Remove_MS_Upgrade_To_10_Nag.zip will stop
    the nag screen. I'll make the change when I want to and have the patience to stick
    with it. To each, their own. :cool:
    (Heck, I'd still be with Windows 98 SE or XP, for sure, if still supported. W7 will
    be around for quite some time yet.)
  8. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,419   +77

    Yes, and it came back again late April/early May even though the special GWX control panel is installed on my PC to deny these things. Oops, I did not leave that running as a monitor, I just used it to check that the appropriate 4 or 5 registry flags are set to deny Win 10 updates. Presumably the crafty KB3035583 now ignores the registry settings....Lucky I chose to find out what that KB is supposed to do - something I never used to feel the need for.
  9. macx

    macx TS Evangelist Posts: 720

    Been awhile since I messed with deleting specific updates, like for all that tracking and whatever.

    What I do NOT want to do is to have them auto install when I click on that little "New Updates" thing.
    And I've forgotten if I can open the update thing and delete the ones I don't want without them auto
    installing just by clicking on "New Updates"

    Would sure appreciate guidance on how to delete specific ones without installing them.

  10. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,585   +252

    I still run XP on a desktop and it doesn't nag me about W10 or have much if anything in the way of Windows updates. I love Windows 10 though and if I was still running W7 and unable to come to terms with the upgrade to W10 I'd be looking either at the possibility of downgrading to XP or one of the free OS like Ubuntu. Downgrading to XP will be hard work but so will fighting off Microsoft pressure to upgrade to W10.
  11. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,419   +77

    See post #42

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