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Tech Tuesday *Updated

*Update – if you really want to make sure that GWX doesn’t install on your computer, I’ve come across a couple of options for you. 
1 – it’s called Never10 ( GRC | Never10   )and you can learn more about it here –>> Blocking Windows 10 with Never10 | Computerworld
2 – this one’s called GWX Control Panel ( Ultimate Outsider: Using GWX Control Panel to Permanently Remove the ‘Get Windows 10’ Icon ) and you can read more about that one here –>> Stop your Windows 7 or 8.1 PC from forcing Windows 10 on you with GWX Control Panel


Microsoft makes final, aggressive Windows 10 upgrade push – TechWorld

What is this bait and switch thing that Microsoft is doing now?!  To click the red X means approval?!  Oh that is so sneaky and underhanded!  Normally I’m pretty much a MS fan, but this whole thing with the GWX (Get Windows 10) upgrade has me basically screaming.  This is MY computer and I’m not going to let MS or anyone else tell me what I can or can’t have on it or force me into putting things on it that I don’t want, or taking away things on it that I do want.  I’m not happy with the bully routine.

Be aware, if you have updates enabled, Microsoft WILL upgrade you to Windows 10 with or without your approval or consent. 

According to both the latest and the previous versions of the support document, the upgrade and its scheduled implementation is approved when the user either clicks the “OK” button or the “X” in the upper right corner of the notification.

“If you click on OK or on the red ‘X’, you’re all set for the upgrade and there is nothing further to do,” the document stated. The “X” Microsoft mentioned is one way to close a window in Windows.

But Microsoft’s interpretation of clicking the X is contrary to decades of practice in windowed user interfaces (UIs) and normal user expectations: To users, shutting a window by clicking the X tells the OS to remove the notification or application frame without expressing an opinion, selecting an option or calling up an operation.

Instead, Microsoft equates closing the window with approving the scheduled upgrade.

Microsoft makes final, aggressive Windows 10 upgrade push – TechWorld

Also, this article has some interesting information, including a link (next to last paragraph) on how to change your Windows Update settings.  Microsoft Makes Windows 10 Upgrades Automatic For Windows 7, Windows 8  Unfortunately, at this point, if you don’t want Windows 10, it looks like the only way to stop this juggernaut is to totally block any and all updates.  They’re even running an update for your ASUS motherboard, knowing it’s going to cause boot issues!  The solution?  Why, Get Windows 10, of course.  Microsoft Warns Windows 7 Boot Up Problems  They are doing everything in their power to get people to switch to Windows 10.  Microsoft Warns Windows 7 Has Serious Problems  To which I say, if and when I get a new computer, I have no problem getting Windows 10.  In the meantime, get your hands off my computer!

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