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Old 07-18-2016, 07:18 PM
 
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tillman10, you have some degree of control over what happens with an update in that you can schedule a specific time for the update, delay the update and theoretically have it notify you when an update is ready, although the notice is less than obvious, showing up when you click the windows icon.

All in all, once I tweaked settings in control panel, I've found it pretty unobtrusive.
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Old 07-20-2016, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Texas
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FWIW, the update that came today for the Windows 7 on my PC was not an update. It downloads and installs Windows 10 regardless if you want it or not. Make sure to check each and every windows update as to what it is before telling Windows to update. And if you have automatic updates, either change it to manual updates or be ready to use Windows 10. Windows 10 does not work for me or the industry as we exchange a lot of media. Media Center is not part of Windows 10 and I'm not paying to buy it from Microsoft when I already have it. I don't need to furnish Microsoft with all of my actions on the internet either. Linux is looking better all the time. Now how to get Linux to configure a media center that doesn't require a degree in computer technology....
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Old 07-20-2016, 01:13 PM
 
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FWIW, the update that came today for the Windows 7 on my PC was not an update. It downloads and installs Windows 10 regardless if you want it or not. Make sure to check each and every windows update as to what it is before telling Windows to update. And if you have automatic updates, either change it to manual updates or be ready to use Windows 10.
Or you could just use GWX Control Panel which has been mentioned on here probably more times than I can count, and not worry about getting the Windows 10 upgrade.
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Old 07-20-2016, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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Okay, be gentle here, I'm totally electronically challenged.


I don't really want the Windows 10 Upgrade, but after reading a lot about getting it and being able to actually upgrade later, I thought I'd give the "easy way" a try. I have the pop-up that has the upgrade, so went to download it. I got the following error: WindowsUpdate_80070002" "WindowsUpdate_dt000" and it said it couldn't be downloaded and that 1 update failed.


So at this point, I'm clueless on why it doesn't download and what the issue is. How do you get the download if you can't figure out what the problem is? When I click on Windows help with this error, other numbers come up, but not this number.

Was hoping this would be easy, but it doesn't seem to be.
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Old 07-20-2016, 02:32 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Okay, be gentle here, I'm totally electronically challenged.


I don't really want the Windows 10 Upgrade, but after reading a lot about getting it and being able to actually upgrade later, I thought I'd give the "easy way" a try. I have the pop-up that has the upgrade, so went to download it. I got the following error: WindowsUpdate_80070002" "WindowsUpdate_dt000" and it said it couldn't be downloaded and that 1 update failed.


So at this point, I'm clueless on why it doesn't download and what the issue is. How do you get the download if you can't figure out what the problem is? When I click on Windows help with this error, other numbers come up, but not this number.

Was hoping this would be easy, but it doesn't seem to be.
I've just done two upgrades last week from Windows 7 and ran into Windows Update errors and spent way too much time trying to fix them so forget all that.
What I found to work the best (and quickest) was to not use WindowsUpdate service and to upgrade via USB.

- Download the MS media creation tool onto a USB (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...oad/windows10/)
- Stop WindowsUpdate (bring up services.msc, locate WindowsUpdate and Stop it)
- Run the media creation tool setup on the USB
- Choose to install other patches/updates later
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Old 07-20-2016, 02:41 PM
 
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You can actually upgrade directly using the media creation tool, no need to make a USB installer if you don't want it.
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Old 07-20-2016, 03:10 PM
 
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For those who do end up getting Windows 10 but worried about MS spying, take a look at
this.
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Old 07-20-2016, 03:41 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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If one decides to upGrade, not upDATE, make sure when you do it, that you make a back up copy of at least all your sensitive *can not afford to loose* documents and pics.

Not everybody is hooked up via a UPS ...

On one upgrade we recently did, (we did make the backup first), the power cycled off (neighbourhood power-off for about 10 minutes ...) and it caused a weird anomaly in the computer.

All of a sudden the whatever boot-sector, apparently disappeared from the hard drive.
There was nothing we could do but completely reformat the drive, load the old OS on it again and then did another upgrade, but this time had the machine hooked up via a UPS.
After that came all the work of reloading all the programmes again. A real PITB that was !!



However,
Even with many of the negative comments about Win 10 being a *Spybot Supreme*, there are ways to limit, not eliminate, most of the reporting back to Microsoft whatever you are doing.
*Spying* on whatever electronic device you are using is rampant on a lot of stuff you have in your possession right now. You can not do much about it ! So you might as well get used to it !

I buy a lot of stuff from Amazon, so I *shop* a lot before I buy whatever ...
On my browser, I then get *suggestions* of whatever I was looking at on the Amazon website, as small advertisements on the right side of my browser window. The dumbest thing is that they show the same things I looked at before ... Now why would that help me ?? Go figure ... duuuuhhhh ...

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Old 07-20-2016, 04:20 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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You can actually upgrade directly using the media creation tool, no need to make a USB installer if you don't want it.
Tried that too and it hung up on me.
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Old 07-20-2016, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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I've deleted all GWX but twice they tried to sneak in GB3035583 as an windows update. I've hidden it 3 times. BUT THEY TRIED GETTING IT IN AGAIN TODAY. Again, I clicked 'hide'.
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