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Old 06-02-2016, 08:44 PM   #1
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Default Win 10 - Microsoft getting even more aggressive

According to a recent The Register article, Microsoft has again changed their "Schedule Your Upgrade" screen--screen shot in the article--removing the infamous "X"-that-means-Yes-instead-of-No, no opt-out option available at all and a 5-day date/time window.

UGH!!!

GWX Control Panel and/or Steve Gibson's Never10 are definitely must-do...

I'd also recommend setting Windows Update to "Never" (Control Panel > Windows Update)...


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Might be worth trying ALT + F4 to close the popup; or if all else fails ..... shut down?

But I prefer GWX-CP as a visible control panel -- the benefit of installing it despite being despised by Gibson who can't forgive himself that his Never10 takes 85kb drive space <g>

   
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I wonder if the peeps at MS are realising how much damage their bullying tactics are potentially causing.

   
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One would think so but...it appears that they all live in some bizarro fantasy world where everyone falls on their knees in worshipfulness at all things Microsoft...


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Given what Microsoft did with the changes to "X", I wouldn't put it past them to have mucked with Alt-F4...'-}}

Since I've not been infected with the malware known as gwx.exe, I've not needed to GWX Control Panel but I've read very good things about it. Gibson's Never10 is, I think, simpler and may be easier for users with less technical knowledge even with all that drive space it takes up...'-}}


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[ ... ] Gibson's Never10 is, I think, simpler and may be easier for users with less technical knowledge even with all that drive space it takes up...'-}}


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Not if you have to use the command line .....

There is nothing complicated about GWX-CP I just installed it and the only reasons I looked at its "Control Panel" were (a) to see what it showed and (b) to check that its default settings covered what I wanted it to do ... which they did.

It's certainly not as complicated as Gibson's web page on Never 10!

And his lauding small size and not being installed is just antediluvian DOStalk..... He hasn't changed but the world around him has and users want something that looks like their smartphones!

   
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Gibson seems to have his little issues with fact as well. From his site:

"Instead, the GWX Control Panel makes itself the center of attention. It needs to be “installed”, is resident and persistent afterward, and it pops up all the time to tell us what a great job it's doing"

One little sentence, three ... umm ... let's be kind and call them misstatements of fact. Unless GWX Control Panel's behavior has changed since Gibson's page went up.

   
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Gibson seems to have his little issues with fact as well. From his site:

"Instead, the GWX Control Panel makes itself the center of attention. It needs to be “installed”, is resident and persistent afterward, and it pops up all the time to tell us what a great job it's doing"

One little sentence, three ... umm ... let's be kind and call them misstatements of fact. Unless GWX Control Panel's behavior has changed since Gibson's page went up.
Yes -- my ubertechie colleagues tend to ignore little details like that!

"If it Gibson it has to be right ...."

   
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The free upgrade ends July 29. I wonder if the nag screens will find some other way to annoy users.

   
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andrew: The free upgrade ended July 29.
If you mean the free move (I am loathe to call it an "upgrade") to Windows 10, then...theoretically, it's supposed to end in July 2016 (the 29th seems as good/bad a date as any) but there are rumors that Microsoft will extend it--since it's still June 2016, July 2016 is in the future...'-}}




>>I wonder if the nag screens will find some other way to annoy users.

Given Microsoft's recent actions, I'm sure they will...



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