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#1481511 --- 02/07/16 03:35 PM Forced Windows 10 Update on 2/9
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Just a heads up for those that use windows 7 machines if you dont want to have your system auto update sometime this week(Tuesday) without you telling it yes, You need to disable reccomended updates.... if not welcome to windows 10.


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#1481546 --- 02/08/16 05:02 PM Re: Forced Windows 10 Update on 2/9 [Re: DR. D]
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Dear Dr.D, why would Microsoft do that when we were supposed to have until the end of July to decide whether to use the free upgrade offer or not?
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#1481554 --- 02/09/16 03:53 AM Re: Forced Windows 10 Update on 2/9 [Re: DR. D]
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Oh the reason is simple they feel that people need to do this and since many folks have recommended updates turned on by default they will get the nice upgrade.

http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/how-prevent-windows-10-upgrading-your-system-recommended-update

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#1481568 --- 02/09/16 07:33 PM Re: Forced Windows 10 Update on 2/9 [Re: DR. D]
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Thanks. I will upgrade before the deadline but not until I have found out enough to make the transition as painless as possible. I am a slow learner. LOL
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#1484847 --- 05/22/16 11:15 PM Re: Forced Windows 10 Update on 2/9 [Re: SilverFox]
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Need a little(?) help. I tried downloading Windows 10. Everything was going well until my internet service stopped working when the download was 75% installed. Needless to say the install failed and the computer was messed up. I had a backup and have gotten all the files and programs back. My only problem now is I can not get windows updates to download at all. My OS was restored by MS back to Windows 7 Sp.1. Is there a way to get Windows Updates working again to bring it back up to date without losing my files and programs again? I have downloaded the recommended MS Fix program for this problem but it didn't restore the Updates to a working condition.


Edited by SilverFox (05/22/16 11:16 PM)
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#1484848 --- 05/23/16 06:04 AM Re: Forced Windows 10 Update on 2/9 [Re: DR. D]
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Question 1, did you get your personal things back or was it a factory restore image?

2. Have you restarted after running the fix?

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#1484855 --- 05/23/16 10:07 AM Re: Forced Windows 10 Update on 2/9 [Re: DR. D]
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I couldn't do anything with the computer so it was a factory restore to the "out of the box" condition. From there I was able to get my personal files back from a backup external hard drive.

I research the problem with Update and found the MS "FixIt" I have run it several times and re-booted after each attempt with no sucess.

I also have a problem with the dvd player/burner. It will not read or burn a disc. I have checked and it is supposed to be working properly.

At this point I wonder if it will ever be right again. I really don't want a new computer. This one was running great until this happened. I just had to be a cowboy. frown
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#1484857 --- 05/23/16 10:51 AM Re: Forced Windows 10 Update on 2/9 [Re: DR. D]
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ok so first you need to check if its a 32 bit or 64 bit system. Go to start/ Control Panel, system and security/ system and about half way down it will say 64 bit or 32 bit. You are going to have to download a file and save it, then after it saves then run it.

If 32 bit click here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/detai...3b-1fc9ea40f69f

If 64 bit click here
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/detai...c3-d2c47c6fcffc

If you still cant get it let me know

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#1484859 --- 05/23/16 11:03 AM Re: Forced Windows 10 Update on 2/9 [Re: DR. D]
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Definitely 64 bit. Thanks. I will try it now.
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#1484870 --- 05/23/16 04:08 PM Re: Forced Windows 10 Update on 2/9 [Re: DR. D]
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Well I tried the link for 64 bit and it said it was successful and had updated. But I don't think it really was. Windows 10 downloaded and started trying to get updates and it has been stalled and spinning for about two hours now? The Windows 10 window is giving two Choices: "Back" and "Next"?

FYI This computer is an HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC w/Windows 7 Home Premium Sp1 bought in 2010. It has AMD Phenom II P960 Quad-core Processor 1.80 GHz, 8.00 GB RAM, 581 GB Hardrive, 64 bit OS, Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00010.


Edited by SilverFox (05/23/16 04:12 PM)
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#1484874 --- 05/23/16 04:55 PM Re: Forced Windows 10 Update on 2/9 [Re: DR. D]
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Next will install windows 10 back "should" uninstall it. Check your PM's on here I am sending you one.

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#1484877 --- 05/23/16 06:38 PM Re: Forced Windows 10 Update on 2/9 [Re: DR. D]
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I have responded to PM. Back is hung up. Next won't install because of update problem.
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#1484897 --- 05/24/16 10:46 AM Re: Forced Windows 10 Update on 2/9 [Re: DR. D]
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The windows direct install link from Microsoft is

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

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#1484898 --- 05/24/16 10:47 AM Re: Forced Windows 10 Update on 2/9 [Re: DR. D]
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I guess its time to take the plunge for me on my main machine as well.

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#1484899 --- 05/24/16 11:10 AM Re: Forced Windows 10 Update on 2/9 [Re: DR. D]
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I just sent a PM update to you. Things are looking up. Last night updates started coming down and installing. Maybe the end is near and Windows 10 is in the future.
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#1484909 --- 05/24/16 06:05 PM Re: Forced Windows 10 Update on 2/9 [Re: DR. D]
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Happy Day! Happy Dance! Finally the computer has been restored and is upgraded to Windows 10. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Dr. D for your help and guidance. I couldn't have done it without you. Those links worked perfectly just very time consuming but well worth the time. Windows will not update if Windows 7 Sp.1 is not completely updated.
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#1484912 --- 05/24/16 07:26 PM Re: Forced Windows 10 Update on 2/9 [Re: DR. D]
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Good to know about the system having to be fully updated thanks for the tip smile
Try this link to fix your dvd issue (used with windows 8 and has worked with 10) http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9840807

You also can head over here and try one of these steps (step 5 seems to do the trick but you are playing with the registry and well I am warning you it has to be done exactly or bad stuff will happen)
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/314060


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#1484918 --- 05/24/16 08:39 PM Re: Forced Windows 10 Update on 2/9 [Re: DR. D]
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My experience with Windows 7 Home Edition Sp.1 that it seemed to want all updates, even the optional ones. The only thing I didn't take was a Skype update.

I know my limits and never mess with the registry, ever. After working everyday for over a week trying to get where I finally got today, I am more than willing to leave well enough alone. Quit while I am ahead. At least for tonight. LOL
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#1485384 --- 06/07/16 10:55 AM Re: Forced Windows 10 Update on 2/9 [Re: SilverFox]
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Now that I have gotten my computer back in good shape, I am enjoying the Windows 10 experience. My computer (bought in 2010) is running faster and more stable than it has in a long time. It took a little experimenting to find the right settings for me but it was totally worth it. The "Edge" program is a little different but it is much more stable that Internet Explorer 11 was. No more error screens and stubborn green screen videos on Facebook. laugh Thanks again, Dr.D for your help and guidance.
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#1485450 --- 06/09/16 07:18 PM Re: Forced Windows 10 Update on 2/9 [Re: SilverFox]
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Originally Posted By: SilverFox
My computer (bought in 2010) is running faster and more stable than it has in a long time.


just use an inexpensive 'smart' phone or tablet connected to your wifi to do the more routine web surfing tasks


look for when a prepaid 'smart' cell phone goes on sale for $10 or $20

you do not have to activate it for phone use to use it on your wifi to surf the web
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