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http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news...st-in-case

MICROSOFT HAS CONFIRMED that Windows 10 is being downloaded to computers whether or not users have opted in.
An INQUIRER reader pointed out to us that, despite not having 'reserved' a copy of Windows 10, he had found that the ~BT folder, which has been the home of images of the new operating system since before rollout began, had appeared on his system. He had no plans to upgrade and had not put in a reservation request.
He told us: "The symptoms are repeated failed 'Upgrade to Windows 10' in the WU update history and a huge 3.5GB to 6GB hidden folder labelled '$Windows.~BT'. I thought Microsoft [said] this 'upgrade' wa

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We asked Microsoft to comment on whether it was downloading Windows 10 anyway as the company rushes to build on the 75 million machines with the new OS installed in its first month, putting it in fourth place behind Window 7, 8.1 and the erstwhile XP.
Microsoft told us: "For individuals who have chosen to receive automatic updates through Windows Update, we help upgradable devices get ready for Windows 10 by downloading the files they’ll need if they decide to upgrade.
"When the upgrade is ready, the customer will be prompted to install Windows 10 on the device.”
In other words, if you are patching via Patch Tuesday, as you should of course be, then you are going to get a big hefty folder on your hard drive ready so you can update to Windows 10 on demand.

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dalek • [url=http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2425381/microsoft-is-downloading-windows-10-to-your-machine-just-in-case#comment-2246119744]3 hours ago
If you haven't had this download pushed down your throat yet, get rid of the update that pre-loads the OS:
open command prompt as admin and run the following:
WUSA /UNINSTALL /KB:3035583
This will uninstall the update relating to win 10 install/notification/spyware crap.



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Mr.Wolfclaw dalekan hour ago
Don't forget to block it in Windows Update or it will come back.
My start button shows that there are updates waiting to be installed.

Help!!

How do I make sure that they don't do this to me?

Instructions need to be in simple terms - I can follow 'do this>go here> hit this button' but that's about all!

I'm on Windows 7 and want to keep it until the last possible moment.
This may well end up being a true news story, but I, personally, would not run any uninstall commands based on a single, unconfirmed report.  Especially from a source I'm not familiar with.

If this is true, then PC Magazine and all kinds of other credible sources will also be reporting it shortly.  Time enough then to deal with it, and you can be sure that any uninstall commands THEY recommend are safe and tested.

I do thank BC Guy for promptly reporting it.

Regards
John
Yea BUT!!

The next time I shut my laptop off, the installs will start on their own!

I need to stop that until I'm sure what Microsoft thinks they're doing!
I've had Windows 10 files downloaded to my computer without my knowledge.

After a scan, the results said several files could not be scanned. I googled the names of the files and yup, they are Windows 10 files.
(09-10-2015, 12:04 PM)Almost There Wrote: [ -> ]The next time I shut my laptop off, the installs will start on their own!

Click on your start button
click on all programs or search for windows update
Click on change settings (left side of pop up window}
First option will be to change automatic updates
   Choose either the second or third option
click ok at the bottom of the window
Thanks Cyndi!

It sounds so simple (and really was!) when you type it out but if there's two areas that I have 'blind spots', computer stuff is one of them!
I use Windows 10. I prefer it to windows 8 and 8.1. I much prefer Ubuntu but I have to use Windows for work.
(09-10-2015, 10:52 AM)Optimistic Paranoid Wrote: [ -> ]If this is true, then PC Magazine and all kinds of other credible sources will also be reporting it shortly.  Time enough then to deal with it, and you can be sure that any uninstall commands THEY recommend are safe and tested.

I originally saw the story on Slashdot but I thought the Inquirer's presentation was better for the average user.
http://tech.slashdot.org/story/15/09/10/...out-asking
Good thing my windows machine is unplugged while I use my Ubuntu machine for daily activities.
I do wonder since I am using the 8.1 evaluation instead of a full licence on my windows desktop if it will be trying to download Windows 10 install files as well when I boot it up.
I'm not opposed to Windows 10 but win 8.1 is working just fine at the moment with simply reinstalling twice a year to maintain performance.
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