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    Forced upgrade to Windows 10

    Yesterday I went on-line for the usual Windows update. On my desktop (Win 7 home 64) I found 14 important updates and installed them. On my ThinkPad Win 7 Pro 64) Windows Update came up with "Upgrade to Windows 10" as the only offer. I clicked on "Show all available updates" and found 12 updates and no 'Upgrade to Win 10'. I selected them all, clicked on 'OK' but nothing happens.

    I rebooted Windows and it came up with the usual "Check for Updates" and then went off for a long search and came back with "Upgrade to Windows 10"! I again clicked on "Show all available updates", selected all 12 and clicked on 'OK'. Nothing happens and I am back at the "Upgrade to Windows 10" and "Get started now".

    Following Fred Langa's advice of 25/9 I looked for and found C:\$Windows-BT but it is only 140MB in size and I have had Automatic Updates turned off since I purchased the notebook years ago.

    It seems I am unable to apply security updates to this machine unless I upgrade to Win 10. Has Microsoft dropped support for Win 7? Has anyone else had this problem and can anyone suggest a way around it?

    Here's hoping!

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    No, Windows 7 is still supported.
    First you need to turn off the W10 upgrade. Load GWC Control Panel and turn off the upgrade.
    Now re-boot and try the updates again.

    cheers, Paul

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    You should still be able to download/install the Win 7 ones - I was.

    See what the trouble shooter makes of it. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/w...#1TC=windows-7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    No, Windows 7 is still supported.
    First you need to turn off the W10 upgrade. Load GWC Control Panel and turn off the upgrade.
    Now re-boot and try the updates again.

    cheers, Paul
    I had already run GWC but had not restarted Windows. I have now done this and it has not changed anything.

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    You have turned off the system upgrade option in GWC CP?
    Is it still wanting to upgrade to W10?

    cheers, Paul

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    Oops! I missed that option and merely got rid of the reminder icon. Have done as suggested and am now downloading 9 updates.

    Many thanks for your help.

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    Glad to know it worked - we can't test everything.

    cheers, Paul

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    I am having the same problem. I followed Paul T's advice to use the GWC Control Panel. I had already inserted a registry key that eliminated the icon. This time I selected to stop the windows update install. Now when I get to Windows Update, I get the regular updates, and many of them are selected. However, after I chose the ones I wanted to install, and clicked to go ahead. However, now instead of the message that it is downloading selected updates, I got a message that it was downloading the Windows 10 update again. I suppose it could just be the message, but I canceled because I don't want Windows 10. Any suggestions? This is really outrageous.

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    I uninstalled KB(3035583), the win 10 icon was removed from the system tray. I then marked all upgrades and installed. The Win 10 update failed and all my security upgrades were installed

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    Hi Guys,
    here's a far better on than uninstalling KB(3035583)

    https://www.maketecheasier.com/stop-...paign=21092015

    Don't forget to backup the registry first.

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    I am still having the problem. After running GWC Control Panel, I seem to have Windows Updates back to normal. I can select the updates I want. However, when I click OK, it starts to download Win 10 update again. Apparently, Microsoft made some kind of mistake and checked the Update Win 10 to update. see http://arstechnica.com/information-t...s-7-8-systems/. However, it does not appear in the list of available updates, so you cannot turn it off. I don't want to try the update and hope Win 10 fails as apparently it did for tealover. I guess I will wait a few days to see if Microsoft fixes this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tealover View Post
    Hi Guys,
    here's a far better on than uninstalling KB(3035583)

    https://www.maketecheasier.com/stop-...paign=21092015

    Don't forget to backup the registry first.
    That's 12 steps to do what GWX Control Panel (post #2) will do for you with a single click.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marklang View Post
    I got a message that it was downloading the Windows 10 update again. I suppose it could just be the message, but I canceled because I don't want Windows 10
    If it is loading W10 it's chewing up your download limit - assuming you have one, I do.
    I haven't seen a fix for this one, maybe you just have to let the download finish, or remove all the updates that are mid download.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceR View Post
    That's 12 steps to do what GWX Control Panel (post #2) will do for you with a single click.
    Perhaps not anymore http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows...er-no-opt-out/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    My statement is still true.

    If it's not used early enough, then it can't undo the damage:

    WILL GWX STOPPER PREVENT MICROSOFT FROM UPGRADING MY COMPUTER TO WINDOWS 10?
    Yes
    , it appears to- if you use it early enough! (See the next couple of questions for more info.)

    WINDOWS IS ONLY GIVING ME THE OPTIONS OF RESCHEDULING OR IMMEDIATELY STARTING THE WINDOWS 10 UPGRADE: WILL GWX CONTROL PANEL HELP ME?
    At this time, no. Specifically, if you are seeing either of the following screens, it means that Microsoft has pushed your PC into a state that GWX Control Panel currently is not able to reverse:


    http://blog.ultimateoutsider.com/201...ly-remove.html

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