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Old 05-22-2016, 05:19 AM
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Default Windows 10 showed up

This morning I logged in to my office and W10 appears to have downloaded itself on my desktop. I have that computer set up to automatically download updates so I always have all security patches.

So do I have a choice as to installing it? Some of my software vendor websites are suggesting not to.
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Happened to me. I saw it halfway through the upload. I hard shut down (powerbutton) the computer and the next day it restored the old version. Or you can go to system restore and chose a date before the upgrade. Good Luck. The experts here can offer moreI am sure.
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Yep,same here.Crazy how they can just do this.They know every move we make
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Microsoft might, might that is, let you roll back the operating system to the previous version.

You have found the danger of automatic updates.
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It showed up on my computer a day ago but I declined the install and it uninstalled itself.
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It showed up on my computer a day ago but I declined the install and it uninstalled itself.
I didn't do anything because I am out of town right now. When I get back tomorrow I'll see what I find beyond the "Welcome" screen. I did not go any further when I saw it.
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I had the same issue but was able to cancel the final part of the install and get back to 7. Took a fair bit of time to uninstall 10 leaving me without the computer for what seemed like an hour.

Turn off automatic update and installs.
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I had it automatically install. Let it get to the license agreement prompt then simply decline. It will revert back to your previous OS.
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I had it automatically install. Let it get to the license agreement prompt then simply decline. It will revert back to your previous OS.
Sounds like a plan.
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I had it automatically install. Let it get to the license agreement prompt then simply decline. It will revert back to your previous OS.
Same thing happened to me I declined to the terms and reverted back to my original operating system...I was relieved. I assume that all the downloaded Windows 10 files that were downloaded are still on my hard drive though, which I don't like.

I could have sworn that i had my settings set to 'ask before updating'
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Friday am when I went in to the office it had downloaded

I accepted it. They will make us use it sooner or later.

Have not had any issues with it, YET.
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Keep in mind if you decide to "upgrade" after July 29th it will cost you at least $119 for the basic OS. Also, recently Microsoft released a patch for Windows 7 that includes updates covering the gap between 2011 and 2016 where Windows 7 users were left out. This must be done manually and is not automatic!

http://www.komando.com/happening-now...uge-5-year-fix

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Same thing happened to me I declined to the terms and reverted back to my original operating system...I was relieved. I assume that all the downloaded Windows 10 files that were downloaded are still on my hard drive though, which I don't like.

I could have sworn that i had my settings set to 'ask before updating'
You probably did. Microsoft got crafty with the Win10 upgrade. If you removed the checkmark allowing it to download and install, they simply reset that checkmark to "yes" the next time you were prompted to install updates. You had to look for and uncheck that Win10 update every single time you wanted to install security updates.
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Originally Posted by Sprockets View Post
This morning I logged in to my office and W10 appears to have downloaded itself on my desktop. I have that computer set up to automatically download updates so I always have all security patches.

So do I have a choice as to installing it? Some of my software vendor websites are suggesting not to.
Same thing happened to me yesterday. Pissed me off but I was able to uninstall 10 and go back to 7 and didn't lose any software.
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Yep, got my shop computer. I already had it download on home comp and have had no issues so I just let it install at shop.
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Not for nothing but I'm still running Win98 on a 486 (stand alone CAD system). Cross my fingers every time I boot up.
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Originally Posted by Squidd Vicious View Post
Not for nothing but I'm still running Win98 on a 486 (stand alone CAD system). Cross my fingers every time I boot up.
As I remember Win98 , you have plenty of time to fret while that system boots up.
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Got on my computer too....seems like invasion of privacy and violation of cybersecurity laws to me. Class action lawsuit anyone?
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Got on my computer too....seems like invasion of privacy and violation of cybersecurity laws to me. Class action lawsuit anyone?
Ha-ha!

Once you accept Windows 10, Microsoft will push out updates to your machine whenever they feel like it. And, they don't tell you what's in those updates. If you are on an internet connection with a data cap, that can get pretty expensive.
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Originally Posted by Sprockets View Post
This morning I logged in to my office and W10 appears to have downloaded itself on my desktop. I have that computer set up to automatically download updates so I always have all security patches.

So do I have a choice as to installing it? Some of my software vendor websites are suggesting not to.
You have 30 days to roll back to the previous system

If you choose to roll back install
GWX Control Panel or Never 10 automatic upgrades disabler.(is easier ) but both work so it doesn't happen again. Just go into the program and disable anything win 10


betanews.com/2016/03/29/never-10-close-look

Open the Start menu and select Settings. Click the update & security icon and select recovery. You should see a Go back to Windows 7 or go back to Windows 8.1 option. Click the Get started button to get rid of your Windows 10 install and restore your previous Windows install.


From Microsoft's web site

Going back to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1

If it’s been less than a month since you upgraded to Windows 10, you can go back to your previous version of Windows by going to Settings > Update & security > Recovery and selecting either Go back to Windows 7 or Go back to Windows 8.1. This won't affect your personal files, but it will remove any apps you installed after the upgrade to Windows 10. Learn more.

If it’s been more than a month, this option won’t be available in Settings and you’ll need to use a different recovery option.

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