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felix
Guest

Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:30 am   



On 25-June-2016 11:44 PM, asdf wrote:
Quote:
On Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:18:10 +1000, Don McKenzie wrote:

Don’t miss out! The free upgrade offer to Windows 10 will end on July
29, 2016.

Thank goodness. I can soon remove my GWX control panel, that prevents
this virus from entering my system Smile
You may want to check this other ultra light program that blocks any
attempt at forcing the "upgrade".
https://www.grc.com/never10.htm

Or better completely eradicate the problem.
https://www.debian.org/
https://blends.debian.org/science/tasks/electronics

I Already upgraded to Linux over 15 years ago, totally immune since then:)


I've noticed that the upgrade icon has disappeared from this PC. I don't
recall doing anything with/to it. ??


--
"As long as there is this book [Koran] there will be no peace in the world"
-William Gladstone, four times PM of Great Britain
http://www.siotw.org/
http://www.australianlibertyalliance.org.au/

Chris
Guest

Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:30 am   



On 25/06/2016 10:38 AM, Clocky wrote:
Quote:
On 25/06/2016 8:00 AM, Xeno wrote:
On 25/06/2016 2:45 AM, Clocky wrote:
On 24/06/2016 3:18 PM, Don McKenzie wrote:

Don’t miss out! The free upgrade offer to Windows 10 will end on July
29, 2016.

Thank goodness. I can soon remove my GWX control panel, that prevents
this virus from entering my system :-)


Heh. My parents asked me to do the "free" upgrade because a family
friend promised them it would make their laptop run faster and it is
FREE! and free is good right?

I said no, stick with Windows 7... really.

So they ignored my advice and got their neighbour to do do the
"upgrade". Now they want me to remove it... sigh... because their laptop
runs slow.

Sheez...

A few days back I upgraded? this desktop to Win10. After seeing all the
hassles other people had when upgrading whilst Win10 was new, I thought
to wait a while till bugs were sorted. The upgrade went without a hitch.
Seems just as fast a before. It's a Q6700 Quadcore so it's no slouch.
Seems to work ok. The way I figure it, I have nothing to lose. I have
the original Win8.1 DVD so if it pisses me off I'll just revert back to
that OS level.
I also have a Q6600 beast here running Win7 so I might just give that a
go on the upgrade and see how it works.

The reason I thought I'd give the upgrade a go was that my brother in
Tasmania bought a Win8.1 equipped HP computer and I upgraded it to Win10
while I was visiting him a few weeks back. That was a low powered
computer and it went as well or better after the upgrade. Anyway, he's
happy enough with it. ;-)



I've got a junker dual-core laptop I installed 10 on to see how well
that would go and it went fine and the laptop is actually much more
responsive then before.
Mileage seems to vary.


FWIW, I have Win 10 (all 64 bit) running happily (as good as Win 7 ever
did) on all of the following:

ASUS Z77 based home-built system - installed via online upgrade from Win
7, required freeing up space on one of the hidden boot partitions
(instructions easily found)

Lenovo T530 laptop - installed via downloaded ISO over Win 8.1, no issues.

iMac 12.2 (ca mid 2011) via Bootcamp - installed via ISO over a clean in
stall of licensed copy of Win 7, no issues.

Ok, it takes a small bit of effort to kill the telemetry but otherwise I
don't know what all the troggs are scared of.

--
Cheers,
Chris.

Xeno
Guest

Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:44 pm   



On 27/06/2016 3:56 PM, Chris wrote:
Quote:
On 25/06/2016 10:38 AM, Clocky wrote:
On 25/06/2016 8:00 AM, Xeno wrote:
On 25/06/2016 2:45 AM, Clocky wrote:
On 24/06/2016 3:18 PM, Don McKenzie wrote:

Don’t miss out! The free upgrade offer to Windows 10 will end on July
29, 2016.

Thank goodness. I can soon remove my GWX control panel, that prevents
this virus from entering my system :-)


Heh. My parents asked me to do the "free" upgrade because a family
friend promised them it would make their laptop run faster and it is
FREE! and free is good right?

I said no, stick with Windows 7... really.

So they ignored my advice and got their neighbour to do do the
"upgrade". Now they want me to remove it... sigh... because their
laptop
runs slow.

Sheez...

A few days back I upgraded? this desktop to Win10. After seeing all the
hassles other people had when upgrading whilst Win10 was new, I thought
to wait a while till bugs were sorted. The upgrade went without a hitch.
Seems just as fast a before. It's a Q6700 Quadcore so it's no slouch.
Seems to work ok. The way I figure it, I have nothing to lose. I have
the original Win8.1 DVD so if it pisses me off I'll just revert back to
that OS level.
I also have a Q6600 beast here running Win7 so I might just give that a
go on the upgrade and see how it works.

The reason I thought I'd give the upgrade a go was that my brother in
Tasmania bought a Win8.1 equipped HP computer and I upgraded it to Win10
while I was visiting him a few weeks back. That was a low powered
computer and it went as well or better after the upgrade. Anyway, he's
happy enough with it. ;-)



I've got a junker dual-core laptop I installed 10 on to see how well
that would go and it went fine and the laptop is actually much more
responsive then before.
Mileage seems to vary.


FWIW, I have Win 10 (all 64 bit) running happily (as good as Win 7 ever
did) on all of the following:

ASUS Z77 based home-built system - installed via online upgrade from Win
7, required freeing up space on one of the hidden boot partitions
(instructions easily found)

Lenovo T530 laptop - installed via downloaded ISO over Win 8.1, no issues.

iMac 12.2 (ca mid 2011) via Bootcamp - installed via ISO over a clean in
stall of licensed copy of Win 7, no issues.

Ok, it takes a small bit of effort to kill the telemetry but otherwise I
don't know what all the troggs are scared of.

--
Cheers,
Chris.

I had issues with the pre-release version (Insider) so I thought I'd
wait until now to allow them to get all of those sorted. Seems M$ has it
sorted as my 'upgrade' from 8.1 the other day worked ok. I still have to
do a Win 7 upgrade to 10 on another similar computer as well as a
Virtual Win7 running under Parallels Desktop on my MacPro.

--

Xeno

First they ignore you,
Then they ridicule you,
Then they fight you,
Then you win.

Mahatma Ghandi

F Murtz
Guest

Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:08 pm   



Xeno wrote:
Quote:
On 27/06/2016 3:56 PM, Chris wrote:
On 25/06/2016 10:38 AM, Clocky wrote:
On 25/06/2016 8:00 AM, Xeno wrote:
On 25/06/2016 2:45 AM, Clocky wrote:
On 24/06/2016 3:18 PM, Don McKenzie wrote:

Don’t miss out! The free upgrade offer to Windows 10 will end on July
29, 2016.

Thank goodness. I can soon remove my GWX control panel, that prevents
this virus from entering my system :-)


Heh. My parents asked me to do the "free" upgrade because a family
friend promised them it would make their laptop run faster and it is
FREE! and free is good right?

I said no, stick with Windows 7... really.

So they ignored my advice and got their neighbour to do do the
"upgrade". Now they want me to remove it... sigh... because their
laptop
runs slow.

Sheez...

A few days back I upgraded? this desktop to Win10. After seeing all the
hassles other people had when upgrading whilst Win10 was new, I thought
to wait a while till bugs were sorted. The upgrade went without a
hitch.
Seems just as fast a before. It's a Q6700 Quadcore so it's no slouch.
Seems to work ok. The way I figure it, I have nothing to lose. I have
the original Win8.1 DVD so if it pisses me off I'll just revert back to
that OS level.
I also have a Q6600 beast here running Win7 so I might just give that a
go on the upgrade and see how it works.

The reason I thought I'd give the upgrade a go was that my brother in
Tasmania bought a Win8.1 equipped HP computer and I upgraded it to
Win10
while I was visiting him a few weeks back. That was a low powered
computer and it went as well or better after the upgrade. Anyway, he's
happy enough with it. ;-)



I've got a junker dual-core laptop I installed 10 on to see how well
that would go and it went fine and the laptop is actually much more
responsive then before.
Mileage seems to vary.


FWIW, I have Win 10 (all 64 bit) running happily (as good as Win 7 ever
did) on all of the following:

ASUS Z77 based home-built system - installed via online upgrade from Win
7, required freeing up space on one of the hidden boot partitions
(instructions easily found)

Lenovo T530 laptop - installed via downloaded ISO over Win 8.1, no
issues.

iMac 12.2 (ca mid 2011) via Bootcamp - installed via ISO over a clean in
stall of licensed copy of Win 7, no issues.

Ok, it takes a small bit of effort to kill the telemetry but otherwise I
don't know what all the troggs are scared of.

--
Cheers,
Chris.

I had issues with the pre-release version (Insider) so I thought I'd
wait until now to allow them to get all of those sorted. Seems M$ has it
sorted as my 'upgrade' from 8.1 the other day worked ok. I still have to
do a Win 7 upgrade to 10 on another similar computer as well as a
Virtual Win7 running under Parallels Desktop on my MacPro.

My upgrade worked out a long time ago except win 10 did not and neither
did reverting and I had to completely wipe to reinstall win 8.1

Xeno
Guest

Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:15 pm   



On 27/06/2016 6:08 PM, F Murtz wrote:
Quote:
Xeno wrote:
On 27/06/2016 3:56 PM, Chris wrote:
On 25/06/2016 10:38 AM, Clocky wrote:
On 25/06/2016 8:00 AM, Xeno wrote:
On 25/06/2016 2:45 AM, Clocky wrote:
On 24/06/2016 3:18 PM, Don McKenzie wrote:

Don’t miss out! The free upgrade offer to Windows 10 will end on
July
29, 2016.

Thank goodness. I can soon remove my GWX control panel, that
prevents
this virus from entering my system :-)


Heh. My parents asked me to do the "free" upgrade because a family
friend promised them it would make their laptop run faster and it is
FREE! and free is good right?

I said no, stick with Windows 7... really.

So they ignored my advice and got their neighbour to do do the
"upgrade". Now they want me to remove it... sigh... because their
laptop
runs slow.

Sheez...

A few days back I upgraded? this desktop to Win10. After seeing all
the
hassles other people had when upgrading whilst Win10 was new, I
thought
to wait a while till bugs were sorted. The upgrade went without a
hitch.
Seems just as fast a before. It's a Q6700 Quadcore so it's no slouch.
Seems to work ok. The way I figure it, I have nothing to lose. I have
the original Win8.1 DVD so if it pisses me off I'll just revert
back to
that OS level.
I also have a Q6600 beast here running Win7 so I might just give
that a
go on the upgrade and see how it works.

The reason I thought I'd give the upgrade a go was that my brother in
Tasmania bought a Win8.1 equipped HP computer and I upgraded it to
Win10
while I was visiting him a few weeks back. That was a low powered
computer and it went as well or better after the upgrade. Anyway, he's
happy enough with it. ;-)



I've got a junker dual-core laptop I installed 10 on to see how well
that would go and it went fine and the laptop is actually much more
responsive then before.
Mileage seems to vary.


FWIW, I have Win 10 (all 64 bit) running happily (as good as Win 7 ever
did) on all of the following:

ASUS Z77 based home-built system - installed via online upgrade from Win
7, required freeing up space on one of the hidden boot partitions
(instructions easily found)

Lenovo T530 laptop - installed via downloaded ISO over Win 8.1, no
issues.

iMac 12.2 (ca mid 2011) via Bootcamp - installed via ISO over a clean in
stall of licensed copy of Win 7, no issues.

Ok, it takes a small bit of effort to kill the telemetry but otherwise I
don't know what all the troggs are scared of.

--
Cheers,
Chris.

I had issues with the pre-release version (Insider) so I thought I'd
wait until now to allow them to get all of those sorted. Seems M$ has it
sorted as my 'upgrade' from 8.1 the other day worked ok. I still have to
do a Win 7 upgrade to 10 on another similar computer as well as a
Virtual Win7 running under Parallels Desktop on my MacPro.

My upgrade worked out a long time ago except win 10 did not and neither
did reverting and I had to completely wipe to reinstall win 8.1


Yes, I saw lots of postings about the issues on various forums and
decided to wait it out.

--

Xeno

First they ignore you,
Then they ridicule you,
Then they fight you,
Then you win.

Mahatma Ghandi

Frank Slootweg
Guest

Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:32 pm   



On June 24, I wrote:
Quote:
Don McKenzie <5V_at_2.5a> wrote:

Don?t miss out! The free upgrade offer to Windows 10 will end on July
29, 2016.

Do you have some recent reference which says that they're actually
going through with this?

Yes, they said this a year ago, but it's unwise to take Microsoft
at their word, let alone if it's a year old.


In - sort of - answering my own question:

It *seems* that there no longer is a time limit on the free upgrade.

For example the (Microsoft) "Get Windows 10" page
(<https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10>) does not
mention any time limit on the free upgrade and not even for a clean
installation. (The only requirement for the latter is that you have a
qualifying product key for Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.)

Just for the 'fun' of it, I ran the Media Creation Tool and downloaded
the Windows 10 ISO. At the end of the download, the tool says:

"If you're going to upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 or if you're
reinstalling Windows 10, you won't need to enter a product key."

I.e. again no time limit.

So I guess we'll see what *really* happens after July 29 (2016)! :-)

[...]

Computer Nerd Kev
Guest

Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:41 am   



In aus.computers felix <me_at_nothere.invalid> wrote:
Quote:

I've noticed that the upgrade icon has disappeared from this PC. I don't
recall doing anything with/to it. ??


Possibly related to this (also confirms the July 29th deadline):

http://betanews.com/2016/06/28/microsoft-lets-users-say-no-to-windows-10/

Which in turn is probably a result of Microsoft losing a recent $10,000
lawsuit from a business owner who had a hard time with the upgrade:

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3089071/microsoft-windows/customer-wins-10k-judgement-from-microsoft-over-unauthorized-windows-10-upgrade.html
http://tinyurl.com/z5x8edp

Very satisfying to see them finally receive some loss, albeit
tiny on this scale, for their upgrade tricks.

--
__ __
#_ < |\| |< _#

SG1
Guest

Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:08 am   



"Frank Slootweg" <this_at_ddress.is.invalid> wrote in message
news:dtf5hpF6r2U1_at_mid.individual.net...
Quote:
On June 24, I wrote:
Don McKenzie <5V_at_2.5a> wrote:

Don?t miss out! The free upgrade offer to Windows 10 will end on July
29, 2016.

Do you have some recent reference which says that they're actually
going through with this?

Yes, they said this a year ago, but it's unwise to take Microsoft
at their word, let alone if it's a year old.

In - sort of - answering my own question:

It *seems* that there no longer is a time limit on the free upgrade.

For example the (Microsoft) "Get Windows 10" page
(<https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10>) does not
mention any time limit on the free upgrade and not even for a clean
installation. (The only requirement for the latter is that you have a
qualifying product key for Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.)

Just for the 'fun' of it, I ran the Media Creation Tool and downloaded
the Windows 10 ISO. At the end of the download, the tool says:

"If you're going to upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 or if you're
reinstalling Windows 10, you won't need to enter a product key."

I.e. again no time limit.

So I guess we'll see what *really* happens after July 29 (2016)! Smile


Windoze update mentions July 29 2016.

Quote:

[...]


felix
Guest

Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:07 am   



On 29-June-2016 8:41 AM, Computer Nerd Kev wrote:
Quote:
In aus.computers felix <me_at_nothere.invalid> wrote:
I've noticed that the upgrade icon has disappeared from this PC. I don't
recall doing anything with/to it. ??
Possibly related to this (also confirms the July 29th deadline):

http://betanews.com/2016/06/28/microsoft-lets-users-say-no-to-windows-10/

Which in turn is probably a result of Microsoft losing a recent $10,000
lawsuit from a business owner who had a hard time with the upgrade:

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3089071/microsoft-windows/customer-wins-10k-judgement-from-microsoft-over-unauthorized-windows-10-upgrade.html
http://tinyurl.com/z5x8edp

Very satisfying to see them finally receive some loss, albeit
tiny on this scale, for their upgrade tricks.


many thanks for that! I am disseminating it, including to the media


--
"As long as there is this book [Koran] there will be no peace in the world"
-William Gladstone, four times PM of Great Britain
http://www.siotw.org/
http://www.australianlibertyalliance.org.au/

Frank Slootweg
Guest

Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:40 am   



SG1 <lost_at_the.races.com> wrote:
Quote:
"Frank Slootweg" <this_at_ddress.is.invalid> wrote in message
[...]
So I guess we'll see what *really* happens after July 29 (2016)! :-)

Windoze update mentions July 29 2016.


Please elaborate! Where/how/when/<whatever> do you see such a message?

If I go to Windows Update in the Control Panel, there is no such
message.

Don McKenzie
Guest

Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:13 pm   



On 30/06/2016 4:40 AM, Frank Slootweg wrote:
Quote:
SG1 <lost_at_the.races.com> wrote:
"Frank Slootweg" <this_at_ddress.is.invalid> wrote in message
[...]
So I guess we'll see what *really* happens after July 29 (2016)! :-)

Windoze update mentions July 29 2016.

Please elaborate! Where/how/when/<whatever> do you see such a message?

If I go to Windows Update in the Control Panel, there is no such
message.


If you check the file info at microsoft, which is what I generally do on most update files (since GWX started nagging
me), you will find it there.

see:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12373/windows-update-faq

Cheers Don...


--
Don McKenzie

Dontronics has just launched a new Shopping Cart.
Now located at: https://www.shop-dontronics.com

All Olimex products now 75% to 95% off normal Olimex Prices.
https://www.shop-dontronics.com/olimex-discounts
Many other items discounted up to 95% off.
Also discounts on Sparkfun, CCS, SimmStick, etc.

Frank Slootweg
Guest

Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:04 pm   



Don McKenzie <5V_at_2.5a> wrote:
Quote:
On 30/06/2016 4:40 AM, Frank Slootweg wrote:
SG1 <lost_at_the.races.com> wrote:
"Frank Slootweg" <this_at_ddress.is.invalid> wrote in message
[...]
So I guess we'll see what *really* happens after July 29 (2016)! :-)

Windoze update mentions July 29 2016.

Please elaborate! Where/how/when/<whatever> do you see such a message?

If I go to Windows Update in the Control Panel, there is no such
message.

If you check the file info at microsoft, which is what I generally do on most update files (since GWX started nagging
me), you will find it there.

see:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12373/windows-update-faq


[Says "Don't miss out! The free upgrade offer to Windows 10 will end on
July 29, 2016. >"]

Thanks.

At least that's a clear statement and from Microsoft.

If you click on the message, it brings you to "Windows 10 free upgrade
offer ends July 29" [1], which shows a count-down clock. Is that
supposed to make us nervous?

[1] <https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-upgrade>,

Don McKenzie
Guest

Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:35 am   



On 30/06/2016 8:04 PM, Frank Slootweg wrote:
Quote:
Don McKenzie <5V_at_2.5a> wrote:


Quote:
At least that's a clear statement and from Microsoft.

If you click on the message, it brings you to "Windows 10 free upgrade
offer ends July 29" [1], which shows a count-down clock. Is that
supposed to make us nervous?

[1] <https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-upgrade>,


Micro$oft have made me nervous for many years Smile
Cheers Don...



--
Don McKenzie

Dontronics has just launched a new Shopping Cart.
Now located at: https://www.shop-dontronics.com

All Olimex products now 75% to 95% off normal Olimex Prices.
https://www.shop-dontronics.com/olimex-discounts
Many other items discounted up to 95% off.
Also discounts on Sparkfun, CCS, SimmStick, etc.

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