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HealeyRick
05-20-2016, 12:11 PM
In spite of the number of times I refused the installation, this morning Windows 10 just installed itself. Not a biggie because I just bought a new computer which comes with it anyway. But it's the principle of the thing:

https://i64.tinypic.com/2ut263m.jpg

GTP1960
05-20-2016, 05:15 PM
Is that Bill Gates?

JPSmit
05-20-2016, 10:03 PM
Is that Bill Gates?

Nope - that's Rick. Now

dklawson
05-20-2016, 10:36 PM
So far, following the instructions in the fix-link that Basil posted has prevented the auto-assimilation. I get the nearly daily reminders that there is a copy of 10 waiting for me but Windows has not installed itself. I will continue to resist.

3798j
05-21-2016, 06:48 AM
https://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr268/3798j/Forum/MNOTICE_zps8crgofnw.jpg (https://s490.photobucket.com/user/3798j/media/Forum/MNOTICE_zps8crgofnw.jpg.html)

For what it's worth, I did the switch to 10 (from 7) two months ago....no big deal, no problems.

NutmegCT
05-21-2016, 07:42 AM
For what it's worth, I did the switch to 10 (from 7) two months ago....no big deal, no problems.

Same here, but about eight months ago. Works fine.

Side note: imagine if our cars were constantly updating. "We're sorry, but your Start button driver is no longer compatible with recently upgraded system software. Please go to Device Manager, uninstall the Start button, then push Start."

https://mistupid.com/jokes/msvgm.htm

Example: The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.

dklawson
05-21-2016, 08:41 AM
Same here, but about eight months ago. Works fine.


I know Win10 works for some people. My wife had a laptop with Win8 so she was looking for something better. She is generally happy with 10. However, a month before her upgrade I bought her some video editing software she wanted. Even though the software was supposed to be compatible with 10, it would not run after her "upgrade". She spent countless hours on the phone and exchanging emails with tech support with the software company. They eventually gave up.

I do not wish to repeat her experience.

DrEntropy
05-21-2016, 05:22 PM
This past week I have had to reverse FOUR 'spontaneous installations' of Win10, a couple of them went blue screen and reported : "no operating system found". One wouldn't address a specialty printer but was otherwise running fine. Another went to a "91% done with the installation" and sat for eight hours, the client then TURNED IT OFF!!! GAH!

Still have three laptops on the bench at the hovel to deal with. This is a waste of time and money for these businesses! Micro$hite has gone too far with this one, IMHO. That "notice" Jay posted about sums it up.

drooartz
05-21-2016, 05:29 PM
At least it keeps us IT folks in business, Doc. It's a jobs program. :grin:

Basil
05-21-2016, 05:54 PM
For what it's worth, I did the switch to 10 (from 7) two months ago....no big deal, no problems.

:sorry:

https://bonedjello.com/blogger10/into-maw.gif

DrEntropy
05-21-2016, 06:01 PM
Yeah, Drew, I don't charge any less for my time to 'correct' the up-screw'd installs but I could better spend that time doing something useful. Like improving clients' security schemes or contemplating the curvature of space-time around black holes. Or... Or... :smirk:

DNK
05-24-2016, 04:45 PM
I was assimilated last week and I can't get my sound to work on videos

drooartz
05-24-2016, 05:06 PM
Yeah, Drew, I don't charge any less for my time to 'correct' the up-screw'd installs but I could better spend that time doing something useful. Like improving clients' security schemes or contemplating the curvature of space-time around black holes. Or... Or... :smirk:

Luckily for us, on this issue at least, we're mostly Mac for desktops (with a mix of Windows and Linux servers). Only a few Windows clients, and we haven't had any of them "volunteer" for the update yet.

GregW
05-25-2016, 07:00 AM
Strangely, I haven't heard a peep from Win10 update on my Win7 machine. It does do updates, and some this month even.

GTP1960
05-25-2016, 07:50 AM
happened over here too:
win 10 took it upon it's self downloaded & install last night.....I'm ticked.
I have clicked "no" or "later" or "cancel" about 1000 times, so microsoft decided to do it himself.
I was under the false impression that this machine belonged to me.


now my iphone is popping up software upgrade windows about every 5 minutes.......what ever happened to the concept: "if it ain't broke don't fix it"?

catfood
05-25-2016, 08:42 AM
Apparently no means yes, didn't you get the memo...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36376962

John Kuzman
05-25-2016, 09:32 AM
I had the involuntary Windows 10 download and install happen last week. Of course, it happened at a time when I desperately needed to log on to my emails as I was in the middle of a substantial transaction.

I tried in vane to work with Windows 10. Suddenly, when I clicked on the help lady icon, I found an option that said I had 30 days to restore back to 8.1. It took about 20 minutes, but the restore worked, and I am back to 8.1 and doing well! AND, as an added bonus, I have yet to see the Windows 10 notice!

HealeyRick
06-16-2016, 08:19 AM
I'm not exceptionally tech-savvy and sometimes I need stuff to be explained to me like I'm a 5 year-old. I often turn to Boston Globe tech writer Hiawatha Bray to do that. Here's his take on the sneaky Windows 10 upgrade: https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/06/15/windows-upgrade-takes-low-road/aVyanm5XLfYUHs4OaKVVcP/story.html#comments

Basil
06-16-2016, 08:28 AM
I watched the series "American Genius" last night and the episode I watched happened to be about Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. Gates was not a very ethical guy IMHO! Glad I switched from PCs to the iMAC a few years ago. I don't miss Windows one little teeny tiny bit!

Darwin
06-17-2016, 09:09 AM
One word. LINUX

GregW
06-17-2016, 11:52 AM
I watched the series "American Genius" last night and the episode I watched happened to be about Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. Gates was not a very ethical guy IMHO! Glad I switched from PCs to the iMAC a few years ago. I don't miss Windows one little teeny tiny bit!
One thing to remember is Bill pretty much saved Apple from going bankrupt. That was around the time Steve came back to Apple.

Basil
06-17-2016, 11:59 AM
One thing to remember is Bill pretty much saved Apple from going bankrupt. That was around the time Steve came back to Apple.

That's true, but was not for altruistic reasons.

Keoke
06-17-2016, 06:25 PM
Yeah I was forced to switch too ,while it did take a min or two to get use to it took it forever to make up its mind how it wanted to work.--:highly_amused:

Pete
07-07-2016, 04:44 PM
Bought a new box that came with W10 installed .... AAARRGHHHHHH !

HealeyRick
08-23-2016, 07:34 AM
Another day, another assimilation. My new HP that came with W10 installed had been working fine after getting used to it. But then they came up with their first "update" that I installed yesterday. Suddenly, all sites (including this one) were showing large grey boxes popping up all over the place that would slow loading of the site and eventually fill in with a picture or text. Uninstalled the update and everything was back to normal. Don't they ever test this stuff out first.

NutmegCT
08-23-2016, 08:05 AM
Rick - assuming that you mean a Windows update (not an HP or other update), what was the number of the update? I want to prevent that on my own Win10 machine. The number would be on your Windows list of removed updates.

Thanks.
Tom M.

HealeyRick
08-23-2016, 08:43 AM
Rick - assuming that you mean a Windows update (not an HP or other update), what was the number of the update? I want to prevent that on my own Win10 machine. The number would be on your Windows list of removed updates.

Thanks.
Tom M.

Here you go, Tom:

Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3176495).

PAUL161
08-23-2016, 09:52 AM
My latest update was (KB3176493) if I see 495 pop up I'll shut it down. Thanks for the tip. PJ

HealeyRick
08-24-2016, 06:33 PM
I removed the update and reinstalled. All is well now.

DrEntropy
08-25-2016, 08:21 AM
Don't they ever test this stuff out first.

We're all the "beta testers" for them.