Microsoft forcing people to use Windows 10.

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  1. Zero72463
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    Most of us have already updated to Windows 10. Nice OS it really is. Now if you are a user of Windows 7/8/8.1 apparently you can get an update notification telling you to update. By clicking the X button it accepts the update. The only way to decline the update is to end the process. It seems like Microsoft is also using different methods to get you on Windows 10. I believe its for spying purposes. Below are a couple of videos showing how to prevent spying and force upgrades.
    BTW THIS IS THIOJOETECH NOT THIOJOE SO ITS NOT FAKE...


    Prevent force Windows 10 upgrade...



    Stop Windows 10 from "spying" on you...

     
  2. 7Robins

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    That video is from back in May..
     
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    Well shit. It doesn't matter though there are some interesting things here. I the anti-spying thing will help people at least.
     
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    You know this guy is a troll, Right? Look at his other video's.. He does this for teh lulz...
     
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    No his other channel ThioJoe is.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    heh, used windows 7, seen the update to windows 10 advertising in start bar, however, X didn't install windows 10
    i manually choose to install windows 10
     
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    What's wrong about that? You are forced to use the best? :P
     
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    Solution: Block microsoft domain on your DNS or do not go online

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    why do you block DNS if you don't plan to go online?
     
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  12. LiveLatios

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    this news is nearly a year old now... and honestly, i've had less issues with 10 than i've had with 7 and 8
     
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    Windows 10 is awesome, unless you're working with $5,000 machinery that will never get updated drivers there's really no reason not to upgrade.
     
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    Yup same thing here buddy.
     
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    This thread reeks of tinfoil. It's been proven for over a year now that 10 is in no way personally spying on you (at least no more than your web browser does). Also, the reason for the forced update, especially on 7, is because support for anything below 10 is being dropped very soon, and they don't want the same thing happening that happened with XP. If you choose not to upgrade, then you're opening yourself up to actual spying. Oh, and by the way, 7 and 8 got all of 10's "spying" features backported to them, so to be so paranoid about 10 is just irrational. If you still don't want to believe me about any of this, then move to a UNIX.
     
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    The thing is Microsoft isn't forcing you to do anything. You'e welcome to switch to Mac OS X or Chrome OS or even linux. But I suppose all your apps are in Windows. The thing is, Microsoft has a LOT of customers, and is rapidly becoming nothing more than a portal to your files and the internet. For better or worse, Microsoft needs to be able to support all of those users and make sure that their systems work - as most users are not smart enough to do so themselves, or think they are but then bung up horribly. For Microsoft to do their job, they have to minimize issues that may come up and resolve them as quickly as possible. That requires them to hopefully have all customers on a single OS to reduce the amount of code they need to support, and to have some sort of means of obtaining useful debugging information. The latter is the "spying" people are oh so concerned about.