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by ELB
Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: Microsoft Hijacking
Replies: 41
Views: 9017

Re: Microsoft Hijacking

bigity wrote:Or just upgrade to 10, which is really far superior - granted, there are a few things you may want to disable.

:D
Not if third party business software is not ready for it. And even if it is. the point is that Microsoft should not be invading a privately owned machine and taking it over. Hiding a windows 10 upgrade in an "update" procedure that is used to fix errors and deficiencies is pretty slimey, actually.
by ELB
Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: Microsoft Hijacking
Replies: 41
Views: 9017

Re: Microsoft Hijacking

DocV wrote:...
So Microsoft is running a Windows 10 bot net? :biggrinjester:
Yes, this thing is becoming malware.

I just came back into the office after doing some chores and there was a timer open on the screen counting down the minutes until Windows 10 upgrade starts. :totap:

It gave me options to "reschedule" the upgrade -- but only to next Thu at the latest... and no option whatsoever to actually "cancel" or say "no". :mad5

Now we are at war. I put off as late as possible to give me time to read the articles and figure out how to disinfect my computer. Not what I want to spend my time at work doing. :banghead: When I have a few minutes to do other stuff I want to be on TexasCHLforum, not some geek mechanic website!
by ELB
Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: Microsoft Hijacking
Replies: 41
Views: 9017

Re: Microsoft Hijacking

Today Microsoft tried to force feed a Windows 10 upgrade on the computer where I work. We are not ready to do that yet because we need to make sure couple of third party vendor programs will work properly under 10. I left the computer running last night and when I came in this morning there was a blue screen (!) that said something along the lines like "Hi ELB! Upgrade to Windows 10!". The only button available was "next" and not even the three-fingered salute could escape it. So I went to next, and maybe another screen, and when I got to the License Agreement I declined. Then I got a message "Restoring previous version of Windows" and that took about 10 minutes. All appears normal now.

This is bovine leave-behinds. Microsoft apparently used the auto update function to force an upgrade, and it didn't really give an option to say "No I don't want Windows 10", you have to realize you can sidestep it by declining the license agreement. I don't recall any warning pop-ups yesterday or earlier saying this was scheduled. It just happened.

We will upgrade sometime this spring, but we don't need it crammed down our throats. grrrrrr..

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