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Microsoft And The Upgrade Trick

#1 by Voltman , Fri May 27, 2016 10:02 am

Microsoft have been up to a bit of trickery regarding Windows 10 upgrades.
This has affected members of this forum

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36367221


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RE: Microsoft And The Upgrade Trick

#2 by mikejee , Fri May 27, 2016 12:44 pm

Apparently it enabled itself to do this with windows update KB3035583. Apparently if you uninstall this update (and make sure it does not reinstall it later) then you can stay in peace with your old system


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#3 by Slow Jo , Fri May 27, 2016 8:41 pm

Windows 10 was pushed on to me and jan last week ,luckily jan new how to get rid of it ,so hopefully they wont try again.


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#4 by Sheldonboy , Fri May 27, 2016 8:45 pm

I still say the best system {for me any way} was what I learned on XP.


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#5 by signman 1940 , Sun May 29, 2016 6:58 am

I have win 10 on my 3 computers,no problem whatsoever.


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RE: Microsoft And The Upgrade Trick

#6 by Voltman , Sun May 29, 2016 10:16 am

Windows 10 is Microsofts attempt to be Apple.

You no longer have Programs (Applications) you have Apps (Programs)
You can get Programs form anywhere and load them onto your machine, Apps generally have to come from the supplier of the operating system, thus ensuring them with a never ending stream of cash for crap.

There was always one golden rule for me when I was a Microsoft slave, NEVER update the operating system. It isn't for your benefit it's for Microsoft's.
I learned the hard way, back in the days of Windows 3.1, accept a so called security update and then find nothing works.
Same in Windows 3.11 and then Windows 95. I have never updated a PC since, it isn't worth the upset.


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RE: Microsoft And The Upgrade Trick

#7 by Sheldonboy , Mon May 30, 2016 6:42 pm

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #6
Windows 10 is Microsofts attempt to be Apple.

You no longer have Programs (Applications) you have Apps (Programs)
You can get Programs form anywhere and load them onto your machine, Apps generally have to come from the supplier of the operating system, thus ensuring them with a never ending stream of cash for crap.

There was always one golden rule for me when I was a Microsoft slave, NEVER update the operating system. It isn't for your benefit it's for Microsoft's.
I learned the hard way, back in the days of Windows 3.1, accept a so called security update and then find nothing works.
Same in Windows 3.11 and then Windows 95. I have never updated a PC since, it isn't worth the upset.



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