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Stop Windows 10 Update Annoying Popups
 

By: David Rader II on February 10, 2016 @ 9:12 PM

In case any of you are like me and hate the Windows 10 nag screens, I just wanted to share a bit of software I came across recently.

GWX Control Panel (GWX is microsoft shorthand for Get Windows 10)...
http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

It's working great for me so far. I tried it on a laptop, now a desktop.

I didn't make it, nor do I know the fella who did. Let me know what you think or let him know.

Also, I tried this batch file, but it seemed to not work for me. Then again, I didn't read the instructions well. Also, I had automatic updates turned on. Woe is me. All Windows 7 automatic updates disabled at home and all computers I manage at work now.

If your a systems admin who needs to work on a hundred computers though, maybe you can make the batch file here work for you.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/remove_windows_nag_icon_to_upgrade_to_windows_10.html

I read the code in it when I downloaded it, it is what he says it is. Dunno why it didn't work for me, but I found the GWX Stopper linked first in this article. With it, GWX stopped, so I'm just going to continue using it.

Remove Win X Nag Screens

This is not to say I think windows 10 is a bad operating system. It's just to say I DON'T WANT IT TO REPLACE WINDOWS 7 ON ALL OF MY COMPUTERS!

I've read about performance increases and decreases and with the amount of software I have to manage, it's not even close to worth the risk of incompatibility.

One day I'll build a new Win X system, but until then I'm happy to have my machines working as is (key word; working).

Also, I've read about tons of spyware it comes with (to improve features, but none-the-less to give Microsoft information). There are ways to remove it (here's a link with some info) but you may want to research yourself, because things are always changing.

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/07/30/windows-10-privacy-settings/

Thankfull Microsoft makes opting out of much of the spyware rather straight-forward which keeps me hopeful of Microsoft.

Good luck venturing forth into the next OS Frontier! See you there, eventually!





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