I stopped downloading and installing Windows Updates out of fear after Microsoft started forcing Windows 10 on everyone. I DO NOT want to update to Windows 10. It's been 8+ months since I installed any updates.
Can I still do certain updates as long as I'm careful to know what it does, or does installing any update cause Windows 10 problems?
Has Microsoft allowed any way to avoid the upgrade and offers?
I'm seeing high memory use (1-2 gigs extra) on startup for 15-20 minutes. I think wuauserv is the culprit after looking at things in Process Explorer. It appears KB3050265 solves the problem but I'm afraid it will force me into Windows 10. That update also appears to allow a way to stop the Windows 10 problem but I'm not positive.
Thank you so much. I have Windows 7 Home 64-bit (6 gb RAM).