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    Another W10 blocker available

    It's "Similar" to GWX Control Panel.

    Never10 is a free app for when you absolutely, positively don't want Windows 10

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/30488...tml#tk.rss_all

    If you’ve decided that no, you’re never, ever going to upgrade to Windows 10, the free Never10 app might be just what you’re looking for.

    Steve Gibson, the author of the popular freeware Shields UP! anonymity app, has released Never10 for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs. The idea is simple: The Never10 software will hide in the background and block any attempts by Microsoft to upgrade your system to Windows 10.

    Never10 is not a Windows 10 blocker, per se. Rather, it offers a control to either block or disable Windows 10. So if you do decide to upgrade in the future, you’ll have that choice. Note that Microsoft’s one-year free upgrade period expires at the end of July, however, so the clock is ticking.
    Why this matters: Microsoft originally began offering Windows 10 as a carrot, but has since begun wielding the stick. Last year, Microsoft indicated that it would switch Windows 10 to a “recommended” update that would be automatically downloaded. Since then, users have complained of tricks Microsoft has pulled to force those updates. We still think Windows 10 is worth the upgrade—but if you want to say no, you should have that right.

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    I DO NOT w10 on my computer. And the older lady next door to me does NOT want anything to do with W10 either. We are both happy with good old W7 (like we were with XP).

    So I'm looking around for info on how to get this annoying W10 pop up window off of our computers. I had read somewhere that it was a MUCH larger file than we expected that Microsoft had installed on all of our computers, and even hidden away as a hidden file. Plus I read that some solutions for getting this W10 off would only work for a short while, and then some automatic update from Microsoft would reinstall it !!

    I would like to get W10 off without installing just another program. Does the GWX Control Panel do that,...particularly the standalone executable??.
    Or should I use the NEVER10 recommended here?

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    I did just find this reference:
    Steve Gibson's Never 10 vs. Josh Mayfield's GWX Control Panel
    http://www.infoworld.com/article/304...rol-panel.html

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    Here is that site I saw about the excessive file sizes of W10 being loaded on our computers. I responded to that site, but don't know how to access my comment/question i added there (or thought I added there).

    How to clean the Windows 10 crapware off your Windows 7 or 8.1 P

    http://www.infoworld.com/article/298...-or-81-pc.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by beiland View Post
    Here is that site I saw about the excessive file sizes of W10 being loaded on our computers. I responded to that site, but don't know how to access my comment/question i added there (or thought I added there).

    How to clean the Windows 10 crapware off your Windows 7 or 8.1 P

    http://www.infoworld.com/article/298...-or-81-pc.html
    USE GWX Control Panel. It will stop the upgrade and can remove the Win10 installation files if they've been downloaded. I suggest you go to the site and read the user guide.
    Joe

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    I use GWX CP and it works for me.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    I use GWX CP and it works for me.

    cheers, Paul
    Me too.

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    I use the GWX stand alone version and have had good luck.
    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    USE GWX Control Panel. It will stop the upgrade and can remove the Win10 installation files if they've been downloaded. I suggest you go to the site and read the user guide.
    I went to that site, and i am still a little confused about the 'stand-alone' vs other version (I am not the most computer literate person...ha..ha).

    I just installed that program on my neighbor lady's computer, and it appears as though the AVG (free version) attempted to block some of the download. Is that possible??

    Otherwise I think it went OK.

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    "Some of the download"? I downloaded the stand alone version, GWX_control_panel.exe. No need to install anything.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    "Some of the download"? I downloaded the stand alone version, GWX_control_panel.exe. No need to install anything.

    cheers, Paul
    It gave me a message that AVG blocked some portions of the download,...but the program seems to have cleared her computer of W10,...so I don't know if, or what, was blocked?

    If you only download the 'stand alone executable version', does that mean it will NOT continue to block future attempts by Microsoft to reinstall the W10??
    I assumed this version was just the most immediate manner of getting W10 off one's computer, but did not continue to monitor the situation as might the 'installed version'??

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    Quote Originally Posted by beiland View Post
    It gave me a message that AVG blocked some portions of the download,...but the program seems to have cleared her computer of W10,...so I don't know if, or what, was blocked?

    If you only download the 'stand alone executable version', does that mean it will NOT continue to block future attempts by Microsoft to reinstall the W10??
    I assumed this version was just the most immediate manner of getting W10 off one's computer, but did not continue to monitor the situation as might the 'installed version'??
    Both "Stand Alone" and the install version should give you the option to "Monitor" which means that it is monitoring for W10. The difference in the "Stand Alone" and the install versions is when you want to update if a newer version is available or if you want to uninstall the program.
    A note about upgrading
    If you use the GWX Control Panel installer, then upgrading from one version to the next is very simple. Just follow the Important guidelines listed above and run the GwxControlPanelSetup program. The installer will safely upgrade everything for you.

    If you use the stand-alone version, you should follow these steps:
    If you use the optional Monitor Mode, launch your existing GWX Control Panel version and click Disable Monitor Mode or use the Enable/Disable Monitor Mode for Current User option in the right-click pop-up menu of the title bar in order to disable monitor mode for your current version.
    Delete your old copy of GWX_control_panel.exe.
    Launch your new copy of GWX Control Panel and re-enable Monitor Mode with the new version if you plan to use that feature.
    REMOVING GWX CONTROL PANEL

    How you remove GWX Control Panel depends on which version you downloaded:

    If you downloaded the stand-alone version: If GWX Control Panel's Monitor Mode is enabled, use the Disable Monitor Mode button to shut it off. Next, simply locate the GWX_control_panel.exe file you downloaded and delete it.

    If you downloaded the installer: Open your Programs and Features control panel in Windows. Locate the GWX Control Panel entry and select it. Next, click Uninstall. Optionally, you can browse directly to the install folder (the default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\UltimateOutsider\GWX Control Panel) and launch Uninstall.exe. Beginning in version 1.7 there is also an Uninstall GWX Control Panel shortcut in the Start menu, under the GWX Control Panel folder.
    HTH

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    Thanks for those explicit instructions.

    Sounds like one needs to be somewhat a computer geek to fully understand all the nuances, and permutations. At age 73 I don't follow it that closely. (I have other interest in sailboat design and model rr)
    Last edited by beiland; 2016-05-27 at 15:32.

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    Sounds like one needs to be somewhat a computer geek to fully understand all the nuances, and permutations
    Not in all cases, sometimes it just requires some reading. I'm about your age but computers intrigue me ( I'm nowhere near as computer savvy as most on this forum,LOL ), glad you have some hobbies to keep you busy.
    I'm glad you found the quotes helpful, have a great day.

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