RoHe
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Nag, nag, nag...

I am SO tired of being nagged by MacroStupid to upgrade to Win 10.

For third time this week I've just been offered another new update to enable the upgrade to Win 10. I keep hiding them, but -if nothing else- MacroStupid is a persistent pain in the...

I have Win 7, 32-bit, and can't run Win 10 on this PC, so leave me alone!

<rant over>

Ron

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ky331
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RE: Nag, nag, nag...

Ron,

I don't know whether I've just been careful in hiding the optional/recommended updates, but I've not been getting ANY nags, neither on Win7 nor 8.1 ---- hope this post doesn't jinx things!

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RoHe
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RE: Nag, nag, nag...

They pushed KB2952664 on Tues of this week as "optional" and I hid it. They pushed it again today as "recommended" and I hid it yet again.

They also pushed KB3035583 ("Update installs Get Windows 10 app") earlier this week too.

All for Win 7+SP1, 32-bit.

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RoHe
6 Indium

RE: Nag, nag, nag...

Microsoft pushed KB3035583 for updating to Win 10 again today.  No matter how many times I hide that update, they just don't give up.

LEAVE ME ALONE ALREADY!

Win 7 Pro+SP1, 32-bit

Ron

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RoHe
6 Indium

RE: Nag, nag, nag...

They pushed KB2952664 again today:

These diagnostics help determine whether compatibility issues may be encountered when the latest Windows operating system is installed.

And KB3138612

...improvements to Windows Update Client in Windows 7

What's the point of "hiding" updates if MS pushes them anyway? 

(Win 7 Pro+SP1, 32-bit)

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ky331
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RE: Nag, nag, nag...

It's an ongoing game of "hide and seek" ;-)

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RoHe
6 Indium

RE: Nag, nag, nag...

It's an ongoing game of "hide and seek" ;-) 

I never was any good at that game. Maybe I should hide behind a Mac..??

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RoHe
6 Indium

RE: Nag, nag, nag...

They pushed KB3035583 at me again today, 3-24-16, for the umpteenth time.

I hate Microsoft. 

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ky331
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RE: Nag, nag, nag...

It's clear they're not gonna give up.   As long as it doesn't auto-install --- and we can hide it (at least temporarily) --- we should be okay.

It will be interesting to see what happens in July (??) when the 1-year deadline on the free offer (potentially) expires...

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RoHe
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RE: Nag, nag, nag...

It's clear they're not gonna give up.   As long as it doesn't auto-install --- and we can hide it (at least temporarily) --- we should be okay.

It will be interesting to see what happens in July (??) when the 1-year deadline on the free offer (potentially) expires...

As long as we don't let updates auto-install. 

I expect they'll be bombarding us with these Win 10 updates during June.

Ron

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