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    Win10 f-o-r-c-e-d, WARNING of MS "trick"!

    Your Win10 upgrade is scheduled for Saturday...

    2 choices to accept.

    1 choice in small blue type in lower right corner "Do not schedule", BESIDE WHICH WAS AN [OK].

    If you think the [OK] is for the "Do not schedule", you are WRONG.

    You must click the "Do not schedule".

    The [OK] means that you accept the schduled Saturday update.

    This TRICKERY is coercive and the FTC should brand this as misleading to the public. Any damage caused should be
    the subject of a Class Action Lawsuit.

    In my case the Nvidia drivers are not compatible with Win10 and an upgrade will fail.

    Paul

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    That's why we recommend GWX Control Panel, or GRC's Never10. Then you don't get the upgrade at all.

    cheers, Paul

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    Paul T: "why we recommend GWX Control Panel"
    Does this replace the Windows 8.1 Control Panel or supplement it?
    Are there any downsides to it, for example if at some future date you want to upgrade to Windows 10, will you have to install Win10 from the MS Website?

    Thank you,
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    No downside, you can turn off the protection anytime you want.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by PointFive View Post
    Paul T: "why we recommend GWX Control Panel"
    Does this replace the Windows 8.1 Control Panel or supplement it?
    It supplements the Windows 8.1 Control Panel. It does one thing only: let's you decide whether or not to get the Windows 10 upgrade.

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    It will also cleanup any of the Windows 10 crap already downloaded.
    Joe

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    My advice: UPGRADE. Windows 10 is a beautiful thing.

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    How beautiful is a totally BLACK SCREEN?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djohnson View Post
    My advice: UPGRADE. Windows 10 is a beautiful thing.
    Did you even read his opening post?

    Quote Originally Posted by PointFive View Post
    In my case the Nvidia drivers are not compatible with Win10 and an upgrade will fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djohnson View Post
    My advice: UPGRADE. Windows 10 is a beautiful thing.
    If you think that performing a major operating system upgrade without confirming the drive is without error, you have no viruses, Windows 7 or 8 is running without errors, Windows updates are current, and you have no image backup in your back pocket, be my guest, pilgrim.

    I, too, like to live dangerously. But I'm not stupid.

    And that's the big problem with Microsoft doing coerced updates. You have no opportunity to confirm that your machine is really ready to upgrade. The only thing worse than a forced update is a badly aborted update. Microsoft is not infallible, as you can discover by reading this forum. They screw up on a regular basis.

    Nothing wrong with Windows 10. I have upgraded about 75 machines, including all of my own machines, but I've been around long enough that you don't make changes that drastic without doing your homework first.
    Last edited by bobdog; 2016-04-08 at 21:55.

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    Good news!

    I refreshed the (free) Macrium Reflect and ran it Friday night.

    Then I downloaded and ran the GWX Control Panel

    and....THEY were "Beautiful Things".

    The MS Saturday Win10 THREAT came and went without a Win10 Upgrade.

    Thanks for all the helpful comments and to Josh Mayfield for his well-executed GWX CP coding.

    Paul

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    It truly is a "beautiful thing" when you can decide for yourself what OS you want on your computer.

    It truly is not a "beautiful thing" when an OS upgrade is forced on you without your consent or ability to decline the upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
    It supplements the Windows 8.1 Control Panel. It does one thing only: let's you decide whether or not to get the Windows 10 upgrade.
    More Good News! My STARTUP and SHUTDOWN times are now 10 secs or less. They had become longer and longer. Not sure if it was the GWX-CP or the Macrium Reflect (with "Verify File System" option checked), but I had run scannow about a month ago with no noticeable improvement). And I no longer see Win10 threats.

    Thanks for all of your help. You guys are great.
    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by PointFive View Post
    In my case the Nvidia drivers are not compatible with Win10 and an upgrade will fail.
    Perhaps upgrading your drivers BEFORE you install would help. Nvidia has driver updates on a regular basis.
    Code:
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

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    Quote Originally Posted by djohnson View Post
    Perhaps upgrading your drivers BEFORE you install would help. Nvidia has driver updates on a regular basis.
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    You just don't get it. Quit posting this drivel. You've done nothing to determine the model of video card. It is vey well know that there are many NVidia cards which are not compatible with Win10 and NVidia is not going to do anything to make them work.

    Many of us who run Win10 like it very much but will not blindly recommend an upgrade. Do everyone a favor by trying to find out more information before making suggestions.

    Joe

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