My Rant Comeon Microsoft - Stop redirecting my Google Search

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October 9, 2015 at 12:00:15
Specs: XP/Win7/Win8, NA
I have one vintage desktop PC running Windows 7 Pro that I do not wish to upgrade to Windows 10. I tweaked the Windows Update to skip all patches designed to automatically start the Upgrade process. Last night out of the blue the Windows Update prompted me to update this machine. I successfully reapplied the tweaks once again.

Today any Google search I conducted on all type of broiwsers (i.e. Firefox, IE, Chrome, etc) on anything associated with Microsoft other than Windows 10 now opens with Update to Windows 10 Now nags.

The way Microsoft redirect my search makes me reckon they really want everyone on earth to upgrade to W10 in order to meet their dream of controlling 1 billion computers by July 2016.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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#1
October 9, 2015 at 12:50:15
Gotcha THIS news report explained how the Update to Windows 10 Now sneaked in. From now on I gotta be more attentive to which updates I patch.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User

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#2
October 9, 2015 at 13:33:38
The moral of the story is to disable automatic updates. Painful to say, but less annoying than putting up with the nagware.

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#3
October 9, 2015 at 16:05:58
Yes, I'm on manual updates on Win 8.1 and checked all info on non-security updates. I found plenty to do with improving your upgrading experience. They were set to hidden but if I get around to the Win 10 upgrade then those happy days where I had control will be history.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
October 16, 2015 at 17:04:54
Updated: Microsoft finally admitted it was a mistake to enforce the upgrade.

http://venturebeat.com/2015/10/15/m...

Wait and see.

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User


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