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    GWX Control Panel

    Hello:

    I have Win 8.1 and I installed GWX Control Panel last year to keep Win 10 from downloading. Problem is, I couldn't install any updates manually without Win 10 trying to auto-install.

    I recently noticed the GWX icon has a "x" in the middle of it. I opened up the program and it says "no" on all the lines where it should say "yes". I don't see anything to turn this program back on.

    Whats up with that?


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    Quote Originally Posted by myadreplies View Post
    Hello:

    I have Win 8.1 and I installed GWX Control Panel last year to keep Win 10 from downloading. Problem is, I couldn't install any updates manually without Win 10 trying to auto-install.

    I recently noticed the GWX icon has a "x" in the middle of it. I opened up the program and it says "no" on all the lines where it should say "yes". I don't see anything to turn this program back on.

    Whats up with that?


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    From what I've seen on forums it appears the program has to be kept up to date, install the latest.

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    I have an oldish version (1.7.4.0) and it has "no" everywhere, just as it should have.
    To change anything you click the buttons in the lower section - see my pic.

    cheers, Paul

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    It does need kept up to date, Microsoft changed how the Windows 10 update got installed quite often.

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    The latest version of GWX Control Panel is 1.7.4.1, dated 1st April 2016.
    That's as up to date as the author thinks it needs to get.

    Similarly Steve Gibson's Never10, latest version 1.3.1, dated 17th April...
    Last edited by BATcher; 2016-06-28 at 12:08. Reason: Add Never10
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    Unable to find the version anywhere, so have downloaded again. It would be nice to know where. to find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgelee View Post
    Unable to find the version anywhere, so have downloaded again. It would be nice to know where. to find it.
    "The Version" of what?
    You could download GWX Control Panel from the webpage to which I link (post #5), near the top right-hand side.
    Never10 is downloadable from the green "Download now" button below the four panes on https://www.grc.com/never10.htm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    You could download GWX Control Panel from the webpage to which I link (post #5), near the top right-hand side.
    Yes, that is what I used, and now know it is up-to-date. However, I may have already had the latest version installed, but with no way of checking it had to download again. Unless they install an update option it would appear to be necessary to repeat this every week.

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    Just hover over the executable in Windows Explorer and Windows will show you the version.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgelee View Post
    Yes, that is what I used, and now know it is up-to-date. However, I may have already had the latest version installed, but with no way of checking it had to download again. Unless they install an update option it would appear to be necessary to repeat this every week.


    It may seem that way, but it's NOT. If it's run correctly and completely it does not need to be run again.
    It would be nice, if it would run all of its modules automatically, but it doesn't.

    What I'm sure many people will not understand is that just installing the program does practically nothing.
    The user will have to go down through all the options, to shut down all the different functions of GWX.

    A much simpler program that does it all, automatically, is "Never10.exe" from Steve Gibson (GRC.com).
    I've used many of Steve's programs for many years and I find his programs to be quick, simple and very intuitive.
    Give "Never10.exe" a try.

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