First: Yes, I do have a Windows computer. I do like to play PC games and I am not a big fan of consoles so MS Windows is the obvious choice for a gaming computer.
Just the other day, I noticed the yellow exclamation mark on the start menu’s shut-down button, telling me there are updates to install automatically. So I went and checked only to see this:
I’ve disabled the “Get Windows 10” App Update (KB3035583) previously. Before today, that one also got automatically reinstalled after Microsoft apparently released a newer version of that update, causing it to reinstall although I’ve previously told Windows that I don’t want that update. Screw that.
Now, Windows Update wants me to Upgrade to Windows 10 although I am certain that the GWX-App is not installed. Turns out, Windows Update is now offering Windows 10 as “Important update”:
And it even goes so far to download the installation files without bothering to ask:
So, this is the third attempt of Microsoft to get me to update to their “NSA-Dream I watch your every step” operating system. I DON’T WANT IT!
- Get Windows 10 App, I disabled that update
- Update to the before mentioned app, that reinstalled it.
- Now via Windows Update as “Important update”.
According to https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3080351 one must set the following registry key:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate DWORD value: DisableOSUpgrade = 1
Hopefully, that helps.
Update – November 10th, 2015
Microsoft has just released another update for the GWX-App. The DisableOSUpgrade = 1 did not prevent the app from being updated nor did the app honor that setting. It still wants me to update to Windows 10.
Once again, only uninstalling the update and blacklisting the latest version did help. For now. Until Microsoft decides to push another update. If anyone has a more permanent solution, please let me know.