Thomas Delrue on 15 May 2016 11:39:48 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Microsoft to force upgrades to Windows 10

There's this thing as well:
although I can't vouch for its reliability or trustworthiness (I'm not
using the Windows-malware, you see).
While on the bright side, it's a source repo, so you can look at what
it's doing and modify it yourself as well, it's just like any one of
these things, it's in perpetual catch-up mode: It's gotta be successful
all the time, whereas MSFT only has to be successful once.

On 05/15/2016 01:28 PM, Russ Wenner wrote:
> I have successfully used the freeware app from Gibson Research, 
> "Never10".  Works like a charm.
> On Sun, May 15, 2016 at 12:36 PM, Michael Leone
> <> wrote:
>> Supposedly, some of the latest upgrades reverse that registry
>> setting. I say supposedly, because those reports are few and far
>> between. The same way those reports about MS auto upgrading users
>> without their knowledge or consent are almost certainly
>> exaggerated.
>> On Sunday, May 15, 2016, Keith C. Perry
>> <> wrote:
>>> Awesome!  I think I saw this registry hack before but I had heard
>>> that MS might have been getting around this work around.  Either
>>> way, I going to have to spend time now getting this onto client
>>> systems so that some order of protection is implemented. 
>>> ________________________________ From: "Jason Plum"
>>> <> To: "Philadelphia Linux User's Group
>>> Discussion List" <> Sent: Sunday, May
>>> 15, 2016 12:27:33 PM Subject: Re: [PLUG] Microsoft to force
>>> upgrades to Windows 10
>>> This is the method I have been using for my VM's at work.
>>> On Sun, May 15, 2016 at 12:24 PM, Keith C. Perry 
>>> <> wrote:
>>>> From 
>>>>  "Microsoft has begun to auto-schedule PCs to upgrade to Windows
>>>> 10 with or without consent from end users."
>>>> This is very serious...  I know this is PLUG but does anyone
>>>> know how to stop this?  If anyone understands the Windows
>>>> updates process, I'll like some ideas on how this can be
>>>> stopped.  Off of the time of my head, I'm thinking that it
>>>> should be possible to watch and kill the MS update processes
>>>> (wsupd service?).  I don't think that that is a good long term 
>>>> solution but if MS is going to continue to use a malware
>>>> methodology to force people to their new garbage any remedy is
>>>> better than no remedy.
>>>> I'll be making much stronger arguments to my clients that now
>>>> is the time to move away from Windows but whether that is
>>>> possible or not, it should not be forced.

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