win 10 forced upgrade next week.
so they finally did it. as of tuesday, its a recommended update, which means that nearly every single win 7 box i look after (home premium, pro) will suffer from it. a lot of them are very small businesses who dont need it, dont want it, and certainly dont want to pay me to sort it out afterwards. ive seen win 10 "upgrade" screw up alll manner of things from totally dead box, to flashing welcome screen to screwing up
2) Drivers and devices
3) Network shares
4) Accounts software
5) Peripheral devices (printers, scanners, cameras)
6) Loss of contacts and email
7) Loss of data
8) Loss of programs
9) Security software
in the last few months.
i am currently trying to protect my many customers from the upgrade. they all have either win 7 pro or home. they are nearly all set for auto install of win 7 updates.
ive emailed them all, and ive been using the reg file below and unticking "give me recomended updates in the same manner as i get important updates" in windows update settings.
the reg entries below...1 of them is from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3080351 which is the err, "official" (and really easy for doris the 70 year old) way to do it. the other diables the nag screen
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
but ive just read an article from a month ago (which i actually commented on but forgot that id read it) that there are windows updates that run processes that undo the disableosupgrade reg key.
is this still true? please let me know as i have already done the fixes above to about 70 pc's and have about 300 to go tomorrow and over the weekend. i am already bored to death, welded to my keyboard and the thought of having to do it all over again on the account of some fucking MS bullshit is going to kill me
and yes, i have used gwx control panel, but doris cant cope with it or its alerts.