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    Windows 10 upgrade option

    I have two identical laptops running Windows 7 Pro. A while ago, a "Get Windows 10" icon appeared in the system tray. It reports that my computers are compatible and has a "Reserve your free upgrade" button, which I have ignored as I am fine with Windows 7 and in no rush to change to Windows 10, although I may get it later, if/when it appears to be worthwhile and stable.

    However, I was surprised to notice in the update history on one of my computers that an "Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro" failed on three consecutive days last week (error details: code 80240020). I gather this means that something has been deferred for some reason? ...
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...2-df8d51a7bb51

    ... but now I am unsure whether my computers are going to be "upgraded" to Windows 10 automatically or not. Is there a way to make sure Windows 7 is not replaced with Windows 10 unless/until I choose?

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    Remember, while there is no hurry there is a time limit. The FREE upgrade is available until July 26, 2016.

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    Thanks for your replies.

    Re GWX Control Panel, this seems to provide a way to hide or disable the Get Windows 10 icon, but given that I have not requested Windows 10 on either of my computers, why has Windows update apparently attempted to install it automatically anyway, and will GWX Control Panel prevent further such attempts?

    Re the time limit on the free Windows 10 upgrade, given that I am fine with Windows 7, what are the strongest reasons, if any, to consider changing to Windows 10?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murgatroyd View Post
    ...Re the time limit on the free Windows 10 upgrade, given that I am fine with Windows 7, what are the strongest reasons, if any, to consider changing to Windows 10?
    I can't think of any "strongest" reasons. I have been following the Win10 Technical Preview program since October 2014, have also upgraded Win7 to Win10 on one of my laptops, but really don't see any real advantage w/ Win10 (and certain things that are not-so-friendly as in Win7).

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    Thanks for your reply, Coochin. I was still wondering why my computers (both I now see) apparently attempted (and failed with error 80240020) several times (last week but not since then) to install Windows 10 automatically even though I haven't requested it, and I came across a related post you made in another thread.
    http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...=1#post1021334

    In that thread, you suggested that the cause of automatic Windows 10 update attempts was the "Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates" setting; however, the above failed update attempts on my computers were all listed as "Important" (not "Recommended"), so that setting might not explain this fully?

    Anyway, if I understand correctly, the .reg files provided in "Method 3" on the following page will safely allow me to disable now, and re-enable later, both the Windows 10 notification icon and automatic Windows 10 updating - is that correct?
    http://www.askvg.com/how-to-remove-g...-from-taskbar/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murgatroyd View Post
    ...Anyway, if I understand correctly, the .reg files provided in "Method 3" on the following page will safely allow me to disable now, and re-enable later, both the Windows 10 notification icon and automatic Windows 10 updating - is that correct?...
    Yes, that is correct.

    As far as I can tell from testing the .reg files on one of my systems, and on four customers' systems, they work fine.
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    Thanks for your reply. I've since discovered that Windows Update already downloaded 6 GB (!) of installation files onto both my computers a couple of weeks ago, automatically, even though I didn't ask for them ...
    http://www.infoworld.com/article/298...-or-81-pc.html

    ... and I have now switched off automatic updating in Windows Update, used Disk Cleanup to remove the downloaded installation files, and used the latest version of GWX Control Panel to disable further Windows 10 notifications and updates.
    http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/
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    Yes, GWX Control Panel now (v1.3.0.0 released 12 September 2015) can disable both the GWX nags and the repeating attempts to auto-upgrade to Win10.

    Have used it on four customers' computers so far w/o any problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murgatroyd View Post
    I've since discovered that Windows Update already downloaded 6 GB (!) of installation files onto both my computers a couple of weeks ago, automatically, even though I didn't ask for them ...
    The actual download is about 3.3GB. The downloaded files then get decompressed into the hidden $Windows.~BT folder, where they expand to the 6GB+ you'll see there.
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    I hid ( what I thought ) was all the KB's to stop win 10 from D/L but evidently something triggered the Windows BT folder. But as you can see, it is not 3.3 GB. It evidently needs the other KB's to expand itself.
    Windows BT.JPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumpy95 View Post
    I hid ( what I thought ) was all the KB's to stop win 10 from D/L but evidently something triggered the Windows BT folder. But as you can see, it is not 3.3 GB. It evidently needs the other KB's to expand itself.
    Or maybe the folder has been created but the downloads that are to be expanded into it haven't been downloaded and/or expanded yet...
    It's not just one download file that's involved - there are at least three separate files to be downloaded, the largest being about 2.63GB.
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    I just left it there since it was such a small size and the log files seem to indicate that it was looking for something that it didn't find. But I will keep an eye on it since it has been there since Aug. 3rd.

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    I had this same error. When I manually said upgrade, it did so without issue (the backup upgrade I think is the problem; left my computer on all night on the day of release and woke up to this error; install files were, of course, already on my machine). I did upgrade from Win8.1.

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    I had a similar problem on a MS Surface Pro computer. They pointed me to a direct link to download the software. I suspect that your "Get Win10" upgrade is corrupt. POSSIBLY deleting it and then reinstalling it will give you a working app, and consequently access to the new WIN10 system. The MS Support Team gave me this link:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...n-tool-install

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