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by Sig Texas
Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: Microsoft Hijacking
Replies: 41
Views: 9068

Re: Microsoft Hijacking

The Windows Automatic Update was enabled. I did decline the licensing agreement, but the pop-up was still there. In spite of my best efforts I couldn't do anything until I agreed to install it within 4 days. Wife is not having much trouble with Windows 10, so, I guess we'll just move on. It's inevitable anyway.
by Sig Texas
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: Microsoft Hijacking
Replies: 41
Views: 9068

Microsoft Hijacking

I willingly "upgraded" to Windows 10 last year. By the time I figured out that I really didn't like it, I had already passed the 30 day option to roll back to Windows 7.
For the last three days Microsoft has had constant pop-ups on my wife's laptop. I had chosen the auto update option to hide the update and allow me to choose what updates to install.
Yesterday, there was a "Schedule the Windows Update" pop-up that could not be closed or deleted. 24 hours later the pop-up was still there, could not be closed or deleted.
I spent a couple of hours searching the internet to find a way to cancel the update. Microsoft had everything locked down and blocked, so, no access to any choices.
I let the update run. Wife will not be happy with 10.
I post this to warn everyone that MICROSOFT CAN AND WILL EVENTUALLY "UPDATE" YOUR WINDOWS 7 OS TO 10. I repeatedly read that this scenario could not happen, but I watched it happen. The laptop was hijacked by Microsoft.
This seems an invasion of privacy. Who the hell has ever read the entire User Agreement of a Windows program? I am sure that there is some clause in there that allows this kind of access to your computer.
I'm researching Linux for my next operating system "update".

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