Rant

Forced upgrade

I have read with interest the newsletter today about the forced upgrade to Windows 10. This happened to me a couple of weeks ago when microsoft hijacked my pc and installed windows10. I am not a computer wizard I am a senior citizen who learned how to use a pc through my grandchildren. I was perfectly happy with windows 7 and have tried to find my way around 10 but I can't find stuff and am very unhappy about it. It takes up a lot of memory not leaving me much storage and I now have stuff I don't want and will never use. I am dubious about uninstalling things I don't want in case it has some effect on other programmes. Then to top it all I discovered my printer no longer works, I spent a day troubleshooting, uninstalling and reinstalling, downloading patches, fixes etc to no avail. Got hold of manufacturer, to be told not compatible with windows 10 and my only option to get help online from third party's!!! What? Printer is old I must admit, but it is still in good working order. So now I have an os I don't like or want and am being forced to buy a new printer. One very disgruntled OAP.

Discussion is locked

Follow
Reply to: Forced upgrade
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: Forced upgrade
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Comments
- Collapse -
Roll Back to Windows 7

Hello Yvoh51,

I can really understand when thing dont work. You can still roll back to Windows 7. If it’s been less than a month since you upgraded to Windows 10, you can go back to your previous version of Windows by going to Settings > Update & security > Recovery and selecting either Go back to Windows 7. This won't affect your personal files, but it will remove any apps you installed after the upgrade to Windows 10.
All the best.

Regards,
Edwin | Tech Support Team
CloudAppsPortal

- Collapse -
Windows 10 forced update

Yes I have read that I can roll back but as I understand it unless I turn off windows updates,, which I am loathe to do, then it will just keep installing windows 10. I don't really want to keep having my pc hijacked it's too much hassle. I am just really annoyed it was done without my permission and that now my printer does not work.

CNET Forums

Forum Info