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  • ex-JAFA

    I’d been fending off those Windows 10 upgrade notices for months, until the other day when nobody was watching, three PCs at work just decided, “Bugger it, I’m upgrading – with or without your permission.” It took me hours to get them working properly for their computer illiterate users again.

    • Clutch Cargo

      So have I. I did upgrade and it was a complete mess so un installed again. Can you get rid of those W10 messages or am I cursed for life?

      • Yes. You can uninstall the specific Windows Update, or get a little utility that does it for you. (Not providing links, in case you get yourself in trouble and then it will be all my fault ;)

        • sheppy

          And they keep reclassifying the nagware upgrade from recommended to important and back again to ensure most get snared in the end

      • ex-JAFA

        I fear you’re cursed for life, although eventually you will get a message, “Upgrade commencing in one hour” which promptly disappears, so if you miss it you don’t get a chance to stop it. That’s what happened to me..

        I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the ‘Silence of the Lambs’ message shown really does appear at some stage.

    • old school

      Same thing happened to me. Fortunately with no problems.

  • jonno1

    Had no problems with Windows 10 until suddenly my home network stopped working. Spent hours on Google trying all sorts of solutions (same problem for thousands of other users apparently) – nothing. The device names appear but nothing gets through. Ironically the Windows 10 devices can exchange files with an old XP machine on the network and vice versa, but not with each other. Eventually gave up and uploaded files to OneDrive as a workaround. Nek minnit, MS advises they’re dropping their free storage from 15GB to 5GB. Sighs deeply.

  • David Kerr

    That took me straight back to the very scene, most creepy and wonderful movie ever