|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: https://github.com/th3power/aegis-voat 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. https://www.grc.com/never10.htm > > On Sun, May 15, 2016 at 12:36 PM, Michael Leone > <email@example.com> 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 >> <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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" >>> <email@example.com> To: "Philadelphia Linux User's Group >>> Discussion List" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Sunday, May >>> 15, 2016 12:27:33 PM Subject: Re: [PLUG] Microsoft to force >>> upgrades to Windows 10 >>> >>> >>> http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-block-windows-10-upgrades-on-your-business-network-and-at-home-too/ >>> >>> >>> 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 >>> <email@example.com> wrote: >>>> >>>> From >>>> https://tech.slashdot.org/story/16/05/15/0324224/microsoft-auto-scheduling-windows-10-updates >>>> >>>> "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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