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Microsoft is Still Driving Some Windows 7 Users Crazy With Nagging Ads to Upgrade

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Microsoft is Still Driving Some Windows 7 Users Crazy With Nagging Ads to Upgrade - to Julie Bort/ Tech/ Business Insider/ businessinsider.com

"If you're running Windows 7 on a machine capable of using Windows 10, chances are you getting swamped with ads from Microsoft telling you to upgrade.

Last month, Microsoft said it accidentally tried to make Windows 7 and 8 machines automatically upgrade to Windows 10 and said it fixed its mistake.

But some people on Twitter are complaining that even from Microsoft's latest upgrade this month, they are being plagued by nagging upgrade notices that take over their whole screen with no obvious way to turn them off..."


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I was one of those Microsoft tried to trick into upgrading to Windows10. Fortunately I was savvy (or lucky) enough to catch and thwart it.

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I get them, but they are small in the corner. Have not done it.
 

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I get them, but they are small in the corner. Have not done it.

Agree if that is all there is to it. In my case Microsoft included downloading Windows10 in my "Important Updates" and checked the box. If I hadn't been observant, I would have downloaded it.

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Agree if that is all there is to it. In my case Microsoft included downloading Windows10 in my "Important Updates" and checked the box. If I hadn't been observant, I would have downloaded it.

George


Same here! :wall:
 

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Microsoft Won't Bug You to Upgrade to Windows 10 After July 29th - by Jon Fingas/ Personal Computing/ Engadget/ engadget.com

"Now that Windows 10's free upgrade period is nearly over, you're probably wondering how soon those seemingly inescapable upgrade prompts will go away on Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs. According to Microsoft, you won't have to wait too long. The developer tells WinBeta that it will start disabling the Get Windows 10 app after July 29th, when it'll cost money to upgrade to Windows 10, and will eventually remove the app entirely. It'll take time to wind things down, Microsoft says. The software could still pester you for a while, then, but you probably won't feel quite so much pressure to upgrade after this summer."

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Folks, Win10 is not the end of the world as you know it.

I was very wary of updating. Liked Win7 & hated Win 8.1.
But Win10 is more like Win7 with a few more bells & whistles.
It's faster, puts tiles in their place, and you can R-click "Start" to see the old controls.
 

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Hated Windows 10 and went back to Windows 7

Did not have a choice. Just said I was scheduled for upgrade. So I had a go with the "upgrade". Wow. What a mess. I must have stared at that silly circle for minutes at a time, every time I wanted to do something. Could not access my file structure. It completely scrambled my yahoo account. Got warning messages from Norton that I was not protected with "Edge", the browser. The entire experience was annoying. Luckily I found out I could revert to my old settings if I acted quickly. I did that last night and I can now relax without bells, whistles and headache.
 

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I summarily ignored all of the seemingly endless "invitations" to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7, but just last week when I left the computer on overnight by mistake, Microsoft apparently "auto scheduled" and completed the upgrade anyhow and I now (involuntarily) have Windows 10 as OS on this computer.

I was not a happy camper, but truth to tell the only downside I've seen see so far is the loss of my old screen saver / wallpaper (it was an old photo whose whereabouts I no longer recall). No programs were perceptibly affected (at least that I've seen so far). I don't actually store any files on the computer anyhow, only on seperate flash drives (whether that's really wise or nor I dunno). At this point, I can only hope that the completed upgrade is a relatively harmless "done deal". :shrug:
 
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I did two things that seem to have solved this problem. First, I downloaded a program, GWX Control Panel and second, I turned off the authority for Microsoft to automatically install updates. Watch out in particular KB3035583. Microsoft is relentless in trying to jam it down my throat.

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Folks, Win10 is not the end of the world as you know it.

I was very wary of updating. Liked Win7 & hated Win 8.1.
But Win10 is more like Win7 with a few more bells & whistles.
It's faster, puts tiles in their place, and you can R-click "Start" to see the old controls.
Could be. I have a number of high end programs that were developed for Win XP, some of which work in Win 7. I have others that were developed for Win 7. "None" of the programs work in Windows 10.

I now have a MacBook Pro and run Paralles, which allows me to run multiple OS's, including Windows XP. 7, & 10, as required.

For Windows PC users that upgrade to Win 10 and find that they can no longer run their old application programs (graphics, photography, and architectural), they are dead in the water (end of the earth) unless they spend thousands of dollars (on each program) upgrading their SW. And upgrading the SW might not be the end answer, because they may have to upgrade their HW also for the increased processor speeds.

So yes, upgrading to Win 10 could be the end of the world, for some of us.

Get a Mac :ponder:
 
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