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Can we have a new pinned topic here please, a list of GWX prevention tips


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#1 rp88

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 11:47 AM

OK, there's LOADS of people who ask about removal and prevention of GWX, can a pinned topic please be set up in this thread with lists of updates to avoid and lists of removal tactics. It could be a locked topic to ensure it stays as a simple list of practical tips and doesn't become a debate which would just make it harder for users need to find the crucial information, but it would be helpful if users who learnt of new anti-gwx measures and listed new unwelcome updates could PM a moderator with a "please add this to the GWX prevention pinned topic" request.



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Posted 16 April 2016 - 11:46 AM

 I think installing the GWX Control Panel is about all you need to know, isn't it?

 

 I've installed it on 32 PCs running Windows 7 and 8.1 and have only found one thing to watch out for.  Just be sure you copy it to your hard drive.  If you install it from a flash drive, the entry in the registry points to the flash drive, and subsequent removal of the flash drive will cause it not to be loaded when you reboot.  That's easy to fix though, just copy it to the hard drive (anywhere), and do a quick reinstall.


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Posted 16 April 2016 - 05:46 PM

Niweg,

 

            I agree, or you can use Never10 instead of GWX Control Panel.  Both work and both are being maintained in such a way that they are keeping on top of the various KB updates that would place GWX (Get Windows Ten [X]) on someone's computer.

 

            Either one eliminates any GWX related items that are already there and then blocks updates that attempt to install it or download the Windows 10 update files which, while they won't run themselves, take up space.  Why reinvent the wheel?


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Posted 17 April 2016 - 09:49 AM

rp88, thank you for the suggestion but that is something we are not doing at this time.

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 11:23 AM

 I think installing the GWX Control Panel is about all you need to know, isn't it?

 

 I've installed it on 32 PCs running Windows 7 and 8.1 and have only found one thing to watch out for.  Just be sure you copy it to your hard drive.  If you install it from a flash drive, the entry in the registry points to the flash drive, and subsequent removal of the flash drive will cause it not to be loaded when you reboot.  That's easy to fix though, just copy it to the hard drive (anywhere), and do a quick reinstall.

 

+1

 

Have installed this on several computers since it came out (late 2015-ish?) and have not had a single issue.

 

It's been a real blessing and has kept my friends and family from calling...as much as they used to.   :lol:

 

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 11:37 AM

There's nothing that prevents you from creating a such guide in the Mini guides and how-tos - Simple answers to common questions section and/or the Microsoft Windows Mini-Guides subsection.

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