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GWX Control Panel - Stop Win 10 on Win7-8.1

Post by drcoolmor » December 8th 2015 - 5:49 pm

Microsoft is playing games with everyone to get them to upgrade to win 10!
Never in the history of windows, have we ever been tricked to install a OS that we are the beta testers for them without consulting with us.
Be careful....
Microsoft has switched from a "do-not-upgrade-to-Windows-10" status to a "do-upgrade" state, often multiple times daily.
Windows 10 upgrade setting switcheroo on Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs was apparently due to continued updates that Microsoft has shoved onto the older devices. The Redmond, Wash. company has repeatedly re-served its original GWX app to PCs, often with undocumented changes, even if the machine already had the app, or even if the user had managed to uninstall it previously.
The new push will be a two-step process, with the first kicking in this year, the second in early 2016. First, Microsoft will add the Windows 10 upgrade to the Windows Update list on Windows 7 and 8.1 systems as an "optional" item. That list can be examined by users, letting them choose -- or not -- each optional update.

Sometime next year, Microsoft will shift the Windows 10 upgrade from optional to the "recommended" list. Updates on that list are automatically downloaded and installed on most PCs.

GWX Control Panel (formerly GWX Stopper)
This is a free tool that can remove and disable the 'Get Windows 10' notification area icon on Windows 7 and Windows 8. Newer versions can also disable 'Upgrade to Windows 10' behavior in the Windows Update control panel. See the user guide at the Ultimate Outsider blog. You can still download GWX Control Panel as a standalone executable if you don't like installers. Please see the "GWX CONTROL PANEL RELEASE NOTES" section at the user guide for MD5 and SHA-1 checksums of all official releases.


Date: November 24, 2015
Platform: PC 32/64



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