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Microsoft has been increasingly aggressive in its attempts to push consumers to download Windows 10. Starting today, the company is upping the ante once again. As of now, Windows 10 is now classified as a “Recommended” update, which means many Windows 7 and 8.1 users will download and begin the installation automatically.

 

By default, Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 shipped with updates enabled and a second box — “Give me Recommended updates the same way I receive important updates” checked as well. Plenty of users have changed these settings, but you can bet millions of people haven’t. We’ve written before about the power of defaults, and in this case, leaving automatic updates on has been a good idea for many users.

 

 

 

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http://www.ibnlive.com/news/tech/microsoft-forcing-in-windows-10-to-pcs-what-you-can-do-about-it-1199507.html

 

 

http://www.dispatchtribunal.com/microsoft-to-shove-windows-10-down-your-throat/13922/

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Yes noticed this one as well, Microsoft are also saying Windows 7 and 8 will not be fully supported on Intel's latest Skylake processors also.

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MS are stopping support for 7 and 8 anyway. Theyre pushing win 10 out and tbh it needs a bit more time to cook

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I am not very happy with Windows 10 - I have to google or ask someone, pretty much every time I want to use something to find out where it has been hidden.

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How do I avoid this automatic update ? I keep getting a pop up ad for W10 but I always close it

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How do I avoid this automatic update ? I keep getting a pop up ad for W10 but I always close it

 

It's ok, I found how to do it

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How do I avoid this automatic update ? I keep getting a pop up ad for W10 but I always close it

 

It's ok, I found how to do it

 

I have switched automatic updates off, on OH's system - If I can work out how to use the new system, pretty certain he wouldn't cope :lol:

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Plenty of apps and shortcuts on win 10 to various settings. Even the godmode setting

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please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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Good option that, only issue is by now many people even those on a data cap will have had Windows 10 all 6 Gb or so downloaded in the bacckground with an impact on their data allowance taking some over their limit..

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I haven't turned off updates but ticked box where I am asked if I want to install

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GWX control panel

 

 

http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

 

 

lots better than the one I posted earlier

 

 

even removes the 6GB of hidden files its downloaded

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DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

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are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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