New 'Get Windows 10' nag screen arrives in Windows 7

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  1. stapp

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    Are they making moves to shoving that onto 8 users yet as well?

    That is pretty lame yet again of them to try to cram another unecessary distraction onto users who have fine tuned and solidly secured Windows 7 systems to their expectations. That bunch must think people have all sorts of time on hand to learn a new O/S all over again and in the process lose time and efficiency. Something Microsoft continues to prove itself reckless with.

    Many are totally already finished with the Win 10 hype and having been beta testers for a product where they completely skipped Windows 9 in the chain.
     
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    @EASTER

    The article says the update is optional.

    Support for Windows 7 is nearing its end, so it's actually a good thing Microsoft can remind people that they can upgrade to a more secure OS.

    Also I don't feel users need that much time to "learn a new OS". While yes, there are new things to get accustomed to, they aren't that hard or time consuming. Average user should be fine.
     
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    That's been explained many times. Too much software out there version checking Windows 9x that would have identified Windows 9 as Windows 95/98. It's like claiming they skipped Windows 99 through 1999 when they released Windows 2000.

    Everyone should have taken the free upgrade while it was going on. Even if you rolled back, you would have reserved the license and could have used it now.
     
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    I believe the below still might work:
    https://www.howtogeek.com/272201/all-the-ways-you-can-still-get-windows-10-for-free/

    Updated Geek posting here: https://www.howtogeek.com/266072/yo...ws-10-for-free-with-a-windows-7-8-or-8.1-key/
     
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    Wouldn't use Windows 10 again for production purposes if the sky was falling. Free or otherwise-I have it on (2) set ups and throughout the entire run which still continues is not acceptable for some of us.

    Windows 7 appeal and satisfaction by it's user's speaks volumes. But more on-topic the Nag screen likely won't be so much of a problem since there is been plenty of methods to keep their good machines clear from the hazards of Microsoft's exploitations as that.
     
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    If users get "nag screen" is because they wanted them. The update is optional.

    And even if it was forced, there's no wrong is reminding people that their OS will soon have support ended.
     
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    There is no doubt Windows 7 was one o the better ones, if not the best Windows they ever made. With no support the issues will start piling up. To each his own and run it as long as you can. Some kind of replacement will have to happen at some point.

    The early claims are that you will be able to permanently disable the nag screen this time around. I hope that is the case.
     
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    Yes I think this is the final Windows version that Microsoft wants abolished once and for all. In spite of that, it is the version that user's still hold up as a standard of durability-satisfaction on a lot of levels since it was also the last one before they introduced store & tiles which are tied into my own 8.1 series.

    Skipping from XP directly to 8, I personally never knew the experience of it. If it's anything on the order of 8.1 in dependability and function then obviously it comes as a blow to those users of 7. We may also be overthinking this latest announcement. It's a safe assumption that those 7 user's, even after support stops for it, won't be cashing in their chips with 7 for 10 anyway unless their prepared for a whole new decade of retooling themselves to get used to a system that is had it's share of all sorts of issues, IMO.
     
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    Win 10 nag screen for Win 7? ROTFLMAO!

    This just keeps getting better. ;)
     
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    Win 7 Pro came preinstalled on this laptop, which also came with an upgrade DVD for Win 8.1 Pro from Hewlett Packard. Win 7 was good, but I experienced a crash dump every few days and never could resolve the problem. Finally, just for curiosity, I used the upgrade disc and put 8.1 Pro on via clean install. No more crashes, and I haven't had problems of any kind with 8.1 Pro. It's rock solid stable. Why I kept insisting on trying Win 10, I will never understand other than trying to keep up with the latest and supposedly greatest. I've learned my lesson. Finally.

    Windows 8.1, on this computer, is the best of the lot by far.
     
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    You can still upgrade for free, I last did it two days ago. If you choose to upgrade to Windows 10, rather than doing a clean install, you won't have to enter a product key. After the upgrade has finished, W10 will be activated.
     
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    antics like these are why i went back to windows 2000, if i can play baldur's gate i'm happy *puppy*
     
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    Antics like these are why I ditched Microsoft for Ubuntu and macOS, if I'm not running Windows I'm happy.
     
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    Interesting. The last time I tried that it did not work but I fixed it by entering a key after the upgrade was done.
     
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    Timely reminder or time bomb? :thumbd:
     
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    I just started up a VM I use for software testing and this update is being pushed as important, and despite my ignoring it in Windows Update, it was forced on me when the only option was to "Shut down and install updates". Be prepared that if you are running Windows 7 you are going to get this unless you take extraordinary steps to prevent it. I guess I'll see moving forward if it can be truly stopped after checking the don't remind me again checkbox.
     
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    Only if in Windows Update settings "Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates" is checked.
    N.B. This is default in a standard Windows installation.

    That is if in Windows Update settings "Install updates automatically" is selected (in combination with the mentioned "Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates").
    N.B. This is default in a standard Windows installation.

    Not so much extraordinary steps. Unchecking "Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates" should suffice. That way, 'recommended' updates will not be offered the same way as important updates, but as optional.

    Also, changing "Install updates automatically" to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them" will prevent updates automatically being installed.
     
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    This update was pushed as important and not recommended, so the settings for recommended updates should not apply here. That said, I wrote the previous comments with the average PC user in mind, not the audience that is the usual forum poster here. More of a "your friends and family and/or coworkers are going to be looking for help with this" than anything else.I probably should have specified that but I'm at work. Many other things going on...
     
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    When in Windows Update settings "Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates" is checked (default in a standard Windows installation), then recommended updates are offered as important(!!), and pushed for installation if "Install updates automatically" is selected (also default in a standard Windows installation). So that is what you saw.

    Yes, I understand.
    That's fine, don't worry about it. :thumb:
     
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    Interesting, I had never noticed that. I'll have to give that a closer look so that I know what I'm talking about next time. :argh:
     
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    I can imagine.
    Because, what exactly does such option do, "Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates"?
    It has baffled many user.
    I found out about "Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates" in August 2015, when Microsoft pushed the Windows 10 installation files to systems that had the (default) setting "Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates" together with the (default) setting "Install updates automatically". (1), (2), (3)
     
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    I think it is meant to. I started a VM that had not yet been updated and changed the setting for recommended updates by unchecking it. I was still updated with this update automatically as an important update. I'd say at this point it is to late to avoid having it installed against your will. Other actions would need to be taken.
     
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    Interesting... I loaded 2 different 7 images I have here yesterday, and on both I have "Recommended" unchecked... on both, the update in question showed up under Optional updates and was not forced on me...
     
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