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I'm a little behind on tech news these days (new parent, enjoying parenthood these last year or so). But I just encountered a forced download of Windows 10 on my system even tho I specifically selected to download at a later time (no option to "never download/upgrade".

This slowed down my connection for a bit and kinda put a dent on my monthly cap. I mean, WTF MS, is the trust of their customers so unimportant to them that they shove crap like this down our throats now?



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Follow this OP: http://www.myce.com/news/how-to-uninstall-kb3035583-the-windows-10-downloader-for-windows-7-and-8-1-75681/

Helped me too few months back to remove the files.

You have to "Hide" it from the security update/program updates depending on what OS you have (Win 7 or 8.1) after doing the above so it wont download it again.

I'm keeping Win 8.1 on my laptop and will get Win 10 when I build my new PC next year.

Sucks you lost your data (data caps suck ;x) but ya its annoying that it automatically downloads it in the background lol.



    

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Win 10 installer files have been pushed to users in the background that had indicated they wanted to upgrade.

It was supposed to help with the upgrade process but it's been tough on those with data caps and slow connections.



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Literally just got the download right now. I was going to upgrade at some point, so I guess I'll just let it happen.

 

Edit: But yeah, as a matter of them just forcing downloads like this on people. Fuck those guys.



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BasilZero said:

Follow this OP: http://www.myce.com/news/how-to-uninstall-kb3035583-the-windows-10-downloader-for-windows-7-and-8-1-75681/

Helped me too few months back to remove the files.

You have to "Hide" it from the security update/program updates depending on what OS you have (Win 7 or 8.1) after doing the above so it wont download it again.

I'm keeping Win 8.1 on my laptop and will get Win 10 when I build my new PC next year.

Sucks you lost your data (data caps suck ;x) but ya its annoying that it automatically downloads it in the background lol.

Close call for me then, I was about to install that KB3035583 updte when I noticed your post and proceeded to hide the update while choosing the optional ones. I won't be using 10 till I see some more changes and perf gains and an eventual price tag next year since I don't want to lose my Win 7 key and do plan on upgrading some of my parts which win 10 will definitely disagree with and lock me out of.



               

People, what are you doing still? MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC



LemonSlice said:
People, what are you doing still? MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC

Some people like a more open and upgradable environment.



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SpokenTruth said:
LemonSlice said:
People, what are you doing still? MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC

Some people like a more open and upgradable environment.

Some people like a more secure and private environment. ;)



LemonSlice said:
SpokenTruth said:

Some people like a more open and upgradable environment.

Some people like a more secure and private environment. ;)

I hope you don't think your Mac is secure just because it's a Mac.



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