Like many Win7 users, when Win10 was announced, I signed up for the free license on both my boxes, an Asus desktop and a Lenovo laptop, both running Win7 Pro 64 bit. While waiting for it to appear, I read a lot of discussion, and finally concluded that I didn't want to install Win10 on my current boxes, because they are running just fine on Win7 Pro. I recently spent a couple of hours teaching a friend how to find her way around her new Win10 laptop, which reinforced my decision.
When Win10 came up on my desktop, I followed advice I got from Tim Fisher at About.com, and uninstalled and hid KB3035583. I haven't seen any prompts for Win10 on the desktop since.
Some weeks later, Win10 popped up on my laptop, and I can't get it to go away. I've uninstalled and hidden KB3035583, but the "install Windows 10" prompt came back. The second line of defense recommended was to uninstall and hide KB2952664, but I can't do that. I've uninstalled it, and rebooted, at least 3 times, and every time I come back to check the KB and hide it, there it is. I also have a c:\$Windows.~BT directory on my laptop. Tim Fisher's team said that means the Win10 installation files have already been downloaded pushed to my laptop, and I should delete the directory, and then uninstall and hide KB2952664. But I can't delete it, even from an admin account - and I read your tutorial which says this directory isn't the install files, it's the backup of my old files and configuration from the install. Except that I haven't run the install. I'm really confused, and I just want Windows 10 to go away. I attach the error I get when I try to delete the directory; I got it even when I tried to use Unlocker on it. I've hidden the "install Windows 10" update, and it seems to be staying gone, but with that KB still there, I'm nervous. I would greatly appreciate help.
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