Discussion in 'Technical' started by sec_monkey, Oct 8, 2015.
Thanks for that SM! Been driving me crazy for at least a month!!
Does that just kill the notifications, or the actual updater?
I think it also kills the updater.
As a side note (and not as an opinion against the anti-10 folks): we upgraded our only Windows machine from 7 to 10 and it's working fine. We're mostly Linux with a little Mac in this house so the Win PC isn't really used for daily stuff. Ymmv
I'm planning to upgrade my laptop from Windows 8.1 to 10 next week...is it true that the Start button is back? Instead of that stupid seperate screen that is.
By all accounts, the enterprise edition allows ducking the defaults without jumping thru hoops. Is that the ver you have?
It's back although it does also pop up a larger menu with tiles showing applications that you have open or might use frequently
On the left Start Menu column, you'll find a list of your most used apps, most visited folders and recently added software. There's also a button that will show you all your apps in a single list. On the right part of the Start Menu, there is a grid of app tiles that you can arrange however you like. The "live" tiles will show you updates, such as the latest stock prices, the last show you were watching on Netflix, social media updates, weather, news and sports scores. If you want, you can take the Start Menu full-screen by clicking the "expand" button -- it's kind of like having a tablet or smartphone screen for a desktop. But, crucially, it's only there if you want it. The default is the familiar Windows desktop experience.
Standard version afaik (Upgrade from 7 Ultimate). I'm not vouching for 10 and it's certainly a different experience from 7 but I personally like the more modern interface. Then again, I run the most up to date version of nearly everything that's software/firmware upgradable.
If anybody is still having problems, here's a complete explanation and walk through: Prevent the Windows 10 upgrade from installing after making your reservation | Windows 10 content from SuperSite for Windows
Also related: Possible "spyware" security updates from Windows (remove only if you choose to escape the watchful eye)
KB3035583 (annoying Win 10 upgrade notification)
Run cleaner utility (or whatever you use, like CCleaner) and disable automatic updates in your settings. Reboot. Windows may reconfigure on restart, be patient.
What was the KB that killed unauthorized activations of 7? KB **9733 or something.
This update for Windows Activation Technologies helps detect validation errors and activation exploits. This update also detects any tampering attempts made to important Windows 7 system files. Be aware that some counterfeit copies of Windows include malware.
When this update is installed, it performs a validation process for the copy of Windows that is running on your computer. However, this validation process does not affect the functionality of Windows. The update process exits silently if it detects no validation errors, activation exploits, or tampered files.
If the update discovers a tampered file, it tries to restore the file. This restore may require a restart. If this update cannot restore the tampered files, it will direct you more information on the Internet.
Validation Errors or Activation Exploits
Validation errors and activation exploits try to bypass the Windows activation process and are sometimes included with counterfeit copies of Windows. If a validation error or activation exploit is detected, you will be directed to more information on the Internet for resolution of the activation exploit or the validation error. When validation errors or activation exploits are removed, you may be asked to use a valid product key to activate the copy of Windows 7 that is running on your computer. If you decide not to resolve the validation error or the activation exploit at that time, you will be periodically notified that the copy of Windows 7 that is running on your computer is not genuine. Additionally, Windows will provide a link to more information online for resolution.
Read more: Windows 7 Anti-Piracy Update Is Now Live, Pirates Can Still Avoid It | Megaleecher.Net Windows 7 Anti-Piracy Update Is Now Live, Pirates Can Still Avoid It | Megaleecher.Net
I write now as a fugitive from Windows 10 on a borrowed computer.
Tonight, in the middle of an offline task, my computer started uploading...
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My brother just texted me about his attempts to install Windows 10. First malfunction was it ate his antivirus software...Viper..and screwed up...
Although, I cannot even begin to extrapolate on all the wonderful examples of trouble with installing Windows Updates, I can at the very least...
windows users beware
do not install KB3075249, KB3080149 and KB3068708
Update As one of the articles mentions KB3068708 is the bad update...
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