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Poll: Are you seeing the Win 10 upgrade promo on your PC?

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / July 2, 2015 1:40 PM PDT
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by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 2, 2015 1:51 PM PDT

I didn't like it, but it was difficult to remove in Windows (except by uninstalling the update and hiding it), so i took another way out: I booted from a Linux stick and renamed the c:\windows\system32\GWX folder. Works fine, until now.
I plan to install Windows 10 from the iso-file somewhere in the fall or winter (after making an image copy of my current Windows 7 system disk, so I can go back easily).


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by Dafydd Forum moderator / July 2, 2015 2:04 PM PDT
In reply to: Other.

I'm going to let the cannon fodder go in first, and assess before I install.

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The Promo is NOT the Final Windows 10
by uvbogden / July 3, 2015 11:36 PM PDT
In reply to: agree.

This Windows 10 promo is a technical review--giving this trial version to you to be a guinea pig for Microsoft, find all the errors so they can fix them before the real release of the final version. I'm pretty sure that after they've had testers (you) find most of the bugs, they'll kill your trial version and offer to sell you the final version at that point, if you're lucky at a discount. I've heard a lot of the pros doing the real testing on Win10 have had a deluge of problems, similar to just before Vista came out. Personally, I'm not crazy about the hassle of finding all the early glitches and trying to deal with them; been there and done that with Vista. I'm planning on doing as @dafydd, who will only run Win10 after the "cannon-fodder" (sacrificed troops on the front lines in a war battle) have been through the worst of Win10, hopefully when most of the early errors have been fixed and a cleaner ISO file is available for downloading and burning to a DVD.

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I had it and removed the 3 offending updates
by wpgwpg / July 2, 2015 2:24 PM PDT

If you want to get rid of that promo, you just need to uninstall these 3 updates:
Then you need to hide them so they don't come back. We've got a full year to go to 10 after 7/29, so I have no intention of rushing in where angels fear to tread. Besides, after testing the pre-release version since 10/1/14, I haven't seen anything in it I don't already have with Windows 7 or 8.1 with Classic Shell (which is free) that I would want. IMO everything I've seen from the MS App Store is worse than what you can get otherwise.

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I'm not seeing it but I don't care

It could be that my hardware isn't compatible or that my Win7 Pro is already an upgrade version. I have all the prerequisite updates but no Win10 icon. I've done the suggested registry tweaks and nothing happened. I really don't care as I would probably build a new PC and get the retail version if I had a burning desire for Win10. Right now, I don't.

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Poll Structure Suggestion
by BurntSynapse / July 3, 2015 4:51 PM PDT

A poll where only one answer can be chosen needs to have mutually exclusive options which are exhaustive, perhaps with yes/no questions along these lines:

Do you know about the Windows 10 upgrade promo? Y/N
Does it appear on your PC? Y/N
Is your PC running updated Windows 7 or 8? Y/N
Do you like the offer? Y/N
Have you reserved a copy? Y/N
Do you like having your user interface secretly hijacked for corporate advertising that's difficult and possibly risky to remove? Y/N

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Its an excellent way to get a free upgrade.
Is it known if the download can be put onto a disk - as if it all goes pear shaped [ as indeed it normally does at some stage ] I would like a copy of the upgrde to re install.

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by renegade600 / July 5, 2015 11:39 AM PDT

I better not see a promo on my computers. I run linux.

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Yes, and I don't like it.

Its advertising on my personal space. I do not care if its free or not. I do not want advertisement of any kind on my personal space.

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