Author Topic: Windows 10 Automatic Upgrades Hit Windows 7 And Windows 8  (Read 1074 times)

anunitu

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Windows 10 Automatic Upgrades Hit Windows 7 And Windows 8
« on: February 03, 2016, 08:09:11 AM »
Man they are getting very aggressive about windows 10.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2016/02/02/windows-10-automatic-installs-for-windows-7-windows-8/#671f06dd75eb

The good news is Windows 7 and Windows 8 users will still have the power to interrupt the installation once it has started, but this still represents by far the most aggressive measure Microsoft has taken to achieve its stated goal of one billion Windows 10 installations by 2017.

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Re: Windows 10 Automatic Upgrades Hit Windows 7 And Windows 8
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2016, 11:30:19 AM »
... Windows 10 EULA. A notable section reads:

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“We will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary.”

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Re: Windows 10 Automatic Upgrades Hit Windows 7 And Windows 8
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2016, 07:21:49 PM »
That is chilling...sounds so very BIG BROTHER!!

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Re: Windows 10 Automatic Upgrades Hit Windows 7 And Windows 8
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2016, 07:26:48 PM »
OneDrive with hotmail account gives them free access to files and email?

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Re: Windows 10 Automatic Upgrades Hit Windows 7 And Windows 8
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2016, 07:36:27 PM »
No, that's not what the EULA says: "We will access... your emails". Microsoft controls the OS, and Windows 10 can do everything it wants, including spying in your Thunderbird folders, or your local folder C:\admin\boring\evenmoreboring\hotporns 8)

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Re: Windows 10 Automatic Upgrades Hit Windows 7 And Windows 8
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2016, 10:04:02 PM »
Some solutions:
1. GPG-ed them, if you still want to keep using Windows 10
2. Revert back to Windows 7
3. Or stop using Windows at all. Linux/BSD nowadays is pretty good  :P

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Re: Windows 10 Automatic Upgrades Hit Windows 7 And Windows 8
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2016, 11:31:13 PM »
Not to fear. It can be totally stopped with GWX.

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Re: Windows 10 Automatic Upgrades Hit Windows 7 And Windows 8
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2016, 07:44:46 AM »
Some solutions:
1. GPG-ed them, if you still want to keep using Windows 10
2. Revert back to Windows 7
3. Or stop using Windows at all. Linux/BSD nowadays is pretty good  :P

Amen to # 3. :-)
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