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WTF windows 10

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posted on May, 31 2016 @ 07:23 AM
If it double banged 7>10>10 on the download and install he can not restore to windows 7 that way.

Here are your realistic options.

1. Back all your personal files to a key drive, F-disk floormat, install windows7 again go out and get the gwx control panel to stop the auto upgrade.

2. Back up your personal files to a Key drive, F-disk floormat, install a Linux version.

3. Bend over grab your ankles, and embrace your new Micro$oft Master. Get ready for even worse to come when they monetize services, pay to play solitaire and minesweeper.

4. Start diving the Registry and services and start tearing that windows 10 apart from the inside out. (disable almost all of the telemetry and other goodies, set it to a metered bandwidth option so it gives you more control of the updates). Get ready for even worse to come when they monetize services, pay to play solitaire and minesweeper.

posted on May, 31 2016 @ 07:29 AM
Same thing here. I think it was Satuday night. Was minding my own business watching some Hulu on the laptop while my kid was xboxing on the good TV, when halfway through my show the screen just goes blue with some message saying something to the effect of "it's about damn time you upgraded to Windows 10! Your life is gonna be so awesome now!"

Going to look into Linux I think. Had enough of microsofts crap.

posted on May, 31 2016 @ 07:45 AM

originally posted by: starlitestarbrite

originally posted by: Klassified
Start>Settings>Update and security>Recovery> Roll back to windows 7...done.

Will 10 still pop up and try and download again on it's own if I were to do that?

Note that you only have 30 days once 10 is installed to do this...

Yes, it will still popup, but if you change Windows update to manual, then it won't install by itself. Of course, you will also need to ignore the messages from action center bitching about automatic updates being turned off, but you can shut that off as well.

You can also use this program to get rid of the nag(popup).
edit on 5/31/2016 by Klassified because: eta

edit on 5/31/2016 by Klassified because: word

posted on May, 31 2016 @ 07:54 AM

Go with linuxmint-17.3-cinnamon-64bit, looks like windows, behaves like a real system. I use it and due to work winders 7 on a dual boot, when my current contracts and projects are complete microsnot is gone.

posted on May, 31 2016 @ 08:20 AM
a reply to: Domo1

Same with me!!
I walked up to my computer and there it was, loading itself. I started to look for something to smash my cpu, but then thought "better not"....Luckily it had just begun and I was able to get rid of it. The friggin' nerve of Microsoft.

posted on May, 31 2016 @ 08:26 AM
a reply to: Domo1

Happened to me too. I kept telling it "No" everytime I would get the prompt, then woke up one morning with my machine apparently wiped clean of all my files and running Windows 10. All my wife's pics of our kids etc. seemed to by gone as well as all my files. I tried everything to get them back but couldn't find any trace of them, until I restarted. Then it looked just like before, everything is back. I guess I can live with it, for now.

posted on May, 31 2016 @ 09:06 AM
a reply to: Domo1

I just gave me operating system a stern talking to hoping it doesn't do what yours did.

posted on May, 31 2016 @ 09:26 AM
You get what you deserve when it comes to computers. You should have auto update/install turned off.

posted on May, 31 2016 @ 09:35 AM
When all this started. I just switched over to Linux Mint and never looked back. Gaming be damned. Everything works better than Windows except in the gaming department. I wasn't going to let a corporation control my life just so I could play some video games.

I'll just use my game consoles to scratch that itch until Linux catches up in that department. Which will happen sooner rather than later.
edit on 31-5-2016 by karmicecstasy because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 31 2016 @ 09:38 AM
a reply to: Klassified

Thank you !!!!!! I am going to pass this on to a few friends I am sure they will appreciate this.

posted on May, 31 2016 @ 10:37 AM
a little program for all you guys to get that annoying windows 10 popup go off forever is called gwx link

posted on May, 31 2016 @ 11:30 AM
I seem to remember my friend from Finland told me that MS is now force downloading win 10 there, dont know if I remember right so dont jump on me if this is not true

posted on May, 31 2016 @ 12:20 PM
a reply to: Domo1

You should be able to boot to safe mode...from their you can get to your desktop to load the older it or google it...even with a black screen...

I had the black screen with just the cursor and I was able to get it going again...took some time to find the articles but it can be could also look for the restore point but I would suggest reverting back to the older operating system..

I have a good computer but since I put it together myself it does not recognize the Invidia card installed..still too buggy for my taste....

Link to tips to fix black screen
edit on 31-5-2016 by chrismarco because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 31 2016 @ 02:18 PM
a reply to: Domo1

Did you have Windows Update set to allow updates? I have heard from computer people that Microsoft will install 10 on systems without it, if that's the case. Needless to say, on the comp I bought with 7, updates are disabled!

10 seriously STINKS. Have it, sadly, on a laptop that came with 8. 8 was worse. I actually asked a Microsoft guy if they'd let me go to 7, when he offered a roll-back to 8. He didn't seem amused. I wasn't kidding. I'd wipe the blasted thing and do it myself, if I could.

posted on May, 31 2016 @ 04:25 PM

originally posted by: Klassified
Start>Settings>Update and security>Recovery> Roll back to windows 7...done.

Even easier:

When they pull that trick, just decline the terms of service and they roll it backward themselves.

posted on May, 31 2016 @ 04:31 PM
Forcing windows 10. Their A.I. cortana is always running despite turning off every feature. Windows update is auto.

This may be the begining of big brother, the matrix, or terminator. Or just a bit of all three.

posted on May, 31 2016 @ 04:32 PM
a reply to: caterpillage

No, don't leave us. Cortana wants to watch you.

posted on May, 31 2016 @ 04:48 PM

originally posted by: YouSir
That's with only 16 gigs of DDR3 ram on a 3.7 GHZ single chip quad core...But then...I keep my gaming to my gaming consoles...

ONLY?! Do you live on planet Earth? Because I'm pretty sure that's higher specs than 90% of the PC running and at least better than 75% of gaming computers. Nobody other than servers have more than one CPU chip and 16gb of ram is still overkill for most uses in 2016...and you game on console? Do you think you need a 5000$ computer to play games on it? Sheesh...

posted on May, 31 2016 @ 05:20 PM
a reply to: Domo1

I keep getting the same message free windows 10

windows 10 is known to take your emails download them as well as print out your credit card numbers.

From the moment an account is created, Microsoft begins watching. The company saves customers’ basic information – name, contact details, passwords, demographic data and credit card specifics,” explains a new report from the online Newsweek

The update to Windows 10, the report said, “automatically made [a man’s] porn collection into a slideshow and used it as a screensaver. And to make matters worse, the malfunction was discovered by his wife, who was greeted by the explicit images first thing in the morning.”

The report said a user posted the story online so others would not repeat the mistake, which reportedly happened when the images were saved into the “My Pictures” folder. It is from that folder the software draws data to build slideshows, the report said.

“I have no idea how to shut that feature off and that computer is staying shut down until I do,” the man wrote, according to the Mail. “Free Windows and a free trip to the doghouse. Thanks Microsoft!”

Newsweek reported an estimated 14 million machines already are running Windows 10.

“The company says it uses the data collected for three purposes: to provide and improve its services; to send customers personalized promotions; and to display targeted advertising, which sometimes requires the information be shared with third parties.”

posted on May, 31 2016 @ 05:35 PM
I really can't relate to this at all.

Having grown up with computers since the age of 3, this kind of stuff is second nature.
Why are you guys complaining like Windows has never had issues until 10 came out?
Moreover, why are you guys complaining about your own configuration problems like Microsoft is responsible?

Microsoft doesn't have the resources to account for whatever useless garbage you've got installed. Don't be surprised when said garbage leads to problems with an OS install.
If your OS is not as sterile as CDC lab, don't expect the upgrade to go smoothly. Computer 101.
edit on 31/5/16 by SpongeBeard because: (no reason given)

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