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    Aggressive Win10 Install Attempt

    10-14-2015: Morning


    I turned my monitor on. The Win7 PC had restarted itself during the night. A large, blue window appeared. It told me that it would install Windows as soon as I pressed the button. It told me that it was from Microsoft. It did not stipulate which Windows version, but it bore a 2015 MS copyright.


    I did 3 or 4 Restarts; each time it appeared.


    I then turned the PC off, and back on. It didn't appear, and hasn't returned. (It may be that a second off-on was required.) I have since done one shut-down and start, and no restart.


    Has MS become extremely aggressive or was I the victim of a scam or virus or ...?


    I have done several Malwarebytes scans, each finding the machine clean.


    Previous encounters with Win10 on this PC:
    When official Win10 downloads were first enabled, I downloaded to a USB stick. I also downloaded the first trial install, but never installed it.


    Harry

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    If you don't want it (yet), use GWX Control Panel (Disable Operating System Upgrades in Windows Update)

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    Check your update history to see if 10 tried to install and failed.

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    Thanks Lumpy,
    I looked. No mention of Win10 Installation.
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    Thanks Bruce,
    GWX is great an the supporting web page is clear, thorough -- elegant, in fact.
    Hearaoi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hearaoi View Post
    Thanks Bruce,
    GWX is great an the supporting web page is clear, thorough -- elegant, in fact.
    Hearaoi
    Yes, impressive! A rare-breed concise programmer who also does comprehensive documentation.

    Woody Leonhard found and confirmed it seven weeks ago:

    Has anybody used “GWX Stopper”? It sounds like an interesting product, but I’m skeptical (as always).

    GWX Stopper: An easy way to permanently delete ‘Get Windows 10′ nagware in Windows 7 and 8.1

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    GWX Control Panel may no longer be enough. See:
    http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows...er-no-opt-out/

    Jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    GWX Control Panel may no longer be enough. See:
    http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows...er-no-opt-out/

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

    WILL GWX CONTROL PANEL PREVENT MICROSOFT FROM PUSHING THE WINDOWS 10 INSTALLER ONTO MY PC?
    Yes, it appears to- again, if you use it early enough. (See next question for details.)

    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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