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09-20-17 05:51:46 AM

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What is your opinion on Windows 10 so far?
Exactly what it says. What is your opinion about Windows 10 so far? Do you have it installed? Would you recommend it? Do you think it is better or worse than older Windows versions?
I installed it and it's good.
 
27.3%, 12 votes
I installed it but it isn't worth it.
 
9.1%, 4 votes
I didn't install it, but I would like to someday.
 
6.8%, 3 votes
I don't want to install it.
 
43.2%, 19 votes
I'm not sure I like it or not.
 
4.5%, 2 votes
I don't use Windows.
 
9.1%, 4 votes
Multi-voting is disabled. 44 users have voted.

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Posted on 04-01-16 10:20:25 AM (last edited by Schezo at 04-01-16 10:22:33 AM) Link | Quote
This was going to happen eventually. It's not the first time they silently released a GWX-like tool inside "important/security" updates without saying what exactly they contained (they weren't security updates at all, only carried GWX).

Bundling GWX-like thing in an (IE) actual security fix is the logical next step. And it will only get worse.

Can we call Windows Update PUP now?
This retarded garbage makes my decision of not fixing the broken Windows Update look good.
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Posted on 04-01-16 11:32:04 AM Link | Quote
Makes me wonder if they're able to remotely force updates on Win7/8 systems. I don't think so, but who knows, they may be keeping it as a last resort measure.
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Posted on 04-01-16 10:12:42 PM Link | Quote
Wow, that's pretty sneaky...


Also, apparently Bash is coming to Windows 10? Yeah, that bash. Yay?
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Posted on 04-05-16 04:06:47 PM Link | Quote
watch Microsoft try to attract developers so they can fall under their control too
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Posted on 04-05-16 05:23:24 PM Link | Quote
I really want linux to have better gaming support so I can stop using windows.
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Posted on 04-05-16 05:25:54 PM Link | Quote
this will mostly depend on how many people will accept Windows 10, that will define whether lock-in will happen
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Posted on 04-28-16 08:45:33 PM Link | Quote
this is fucking gold


maybe with that kind of shit, Microsoft will actually try to think
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Posted on 06-28-16 09:14:24 PM Link | Quote
Looks like someone finally sued Microsoft over a botched Windows 10 update. Hopefully this will lead to a class action lawsuit of some sort for all of the lost revenue and damage to people's data and business due to them maliciously shoving Windows 10 down everybody's throats.

Someone has also recently made a petition to ask the EFF to investigate into Microsoft's aggressive tactics about Windows 10.

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Posted on 06-28-16 09:42:15 PM Link | Quote
$10,000 isn't much of a fine. Pennies for Micro$oft. Judging from the article, they didn't appeal because it would have been a waste of time over pennies.

For anyone who is sick of the nag, it's caused by a program (GWX.exe) installed by Windows Update. Windows doesn't generally allow you to move, modify or delete it without hassle. Even if you delete it, Windows will magically recreate it given enough time. The best and easiest thing to do is uninstall Windows Update KB3035583. I did it a few months ago and have been left alone since.
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Posted on 06-29-16 12:13:15 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Cuber456
The best and easiest thing to do is uninstall Windows Update KB3035583.

That doesn't really work if you need to leave automatic updates enabled (because it's someone else's computer and you know they'll never manually install updates).

Fortunately, there's also some small registry changes you can make that are just as good at disabling the Windows 10 update notifications. There's even automatic tools to make the change for you.
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Posted on 06-29-16 12:25:04 PM (last edited by StapleButter at 07-07-16 06:53:14 PM) Link | Quote
this was posted on my board a while ago, figured I'd share.

Forced Windows 10 upgrade renders a business owner's computer unusable. Owner sues, gets $10,000 from Microsoft.

Microsoft basically digging themselves deeper and deeper.



my bad. this had already been posted here.


at this point, it's like the Berlin Wall. Something can't be that great if it's shoved down people's throats.
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Posted on 06-29-16 05:27:09 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Joe
Originally posted by Cuber456
The best and easiest thing to do is uninstall Windows Update KB3035583.

That doesn't really work if you need to leave automatic updates enabled (because it's someone else's computer and you know they'll never manually install updates).

Fortunately, there's also some small registry changes you can make that are just as good at disabling the Windows 10 update notifications. There's even automatic tools to make the change for you.

How wouldn't it work though? It worked for me and I leave updates on. Not sure if WU is smart enough to reinstall an update you uninstalled. Maybe it is. IDK. That hasn't happened to me (yet).
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Posted on 06-29-16 08:38:44 PM Link | Quote
There's been several redeployments of the GWX 'helper' in varying forms over time. As long as you manage to miss those updates every time, automatic updates are definitely 'safe'. Though, who knows when they'll start packaging it with EVERY update.
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Posted on 06-29-16 08:39:54 PM Link | Quote
When I tried uninstalling it, it appeared in the list of available updates afterwards. Hiding it didn't work very well, since it only hid that particular version and Microsoft periodically releases a new version.

Then again, I also ended up wiping the Windows Update cache after my computer got stuck permanently searching for updates, so maybe it was only doing that to me because something was broken.
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Posted on 10-20-16 01:19:20 AM Link | Quote
Microsoft was really compensating for market share of newer versions of Windows with GWX. That said, I did install it one computer, which runs it OK. Of course, it has ads on the side, but that's something the Server versions take care of.
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