Solved is lenovo service bridge useful or dangerous

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May 12, 2016 at 02:33:40
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Core i3-4005U CPU @ 1.70GHz
Bought a Lenovo laptop with win 8.1. Tried win 10, but did not like it. Erased, I thought, all hard disk partitions and put Win 7 Home on it. Win 10 kept pushing, so put GWX Control Panel to prevent it installing. Now Lenovo pesters me daily to install Lenovo Service Bridge, a program that used to be flawed, and for which I have little use.

Looked at Windows diskmanagement and found a small partition "system reserved". This has probably to do with the pop up appearing every day. How do I erase that ?

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May 12, 2016 at 08:28:23
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See the link below for an explanation. Excuse my ignorance but what is GWX Control Panel?

I believe there is an option in Windows update to block the installation of Windows 10.

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May 14, 2016 at 06:44:30
Thank you. The small hidden partition I found is then a Win 7 asset and not a remnant of the Win 8.1 the laptop came with.

As to GWX Control Panel, this is a little program (2.39MB) that prevents the MS nagware to push upgrade to Win 10. See

Looking around I found a lot of opposition to this "free" win 10 upgrade and GWX Control Panel is just one of the ways to prevent it.

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May 14, 2016 at 06:47:55
Sorry, The missing link for GWX Control Panel in my answer is:

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May 14, 2016 at 07:52:07
Thanks for that information. I am running Windows 7 and not getting any nagware to upgrade to 10. I think I just blocked it in Windows update but can't really remember.

I believe the partition is included in every version since XP if you install to an un-partitioned/ un-formatted disk.

You can avoid that by partitioning ahead of time. There may be some benefit to that partition for some users.

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May 14, 2016 at 11:27:15
I have GWX Control Panel on all my systems & have installed it for others as well. Not only does it stop the Win10 nagging, but it can be used to delete the several GBs of Win10 files that probably loaded onto your system without your knowledge plus you can clear the Windows Update cache.

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