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 Post Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:37 pm 
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I believe some time ago, I asked about how I would avoid getting Windows 10 on this old computer.

I do remember getting advice on how to stop automatic updates downloading. So now I have "80 important updates" that I have not downloaded. I also have 6 "optional" ones.

I am wondering if someone can tell me if these updates are really important and if so, how I can tell which ones I should be updating? And how can I avoid getting Windows 10 automatically!

I don't want Windows 10 - and this whole operation of stopping automatic updates was to avoid this?

I am hoping someone can help - please!


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 Post Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:26 pm 
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Since the deadline for getting the free upgrade has 'officially' passed you should not have any problem. I say 'officially' as it is still available just not through Windows Updates.

Still it is always best to be safe so I recommend that in download and install Never10. It will prevent any OS upgrade and will also remove any Windows 10 setup files if already downloaded.
https://www.grc.com/never10.htm

After running Never10 and disabling the ability to upgrade the OS go ahead and change Windows Updates back to your preferred settings.

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As far as other updates are concerned, yes, they are important. It would be foolish not to keep up with them, as they most often concern the security of your machine.

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 Post Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:13 pm 
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Thank you SO much. I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't come here for help.

I have done as you said. I have left my computer downloading those updates. I exited everything I could exit, but it's been running for over an hour and it still says 0% downloaded. Is there any way to speed it up? Should I do it in safe mode or won't that work? I will just leave it for now and get out of Firefox as well.


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 Post Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:47 pm 
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You are quite welcome. :)

Download and install update KB3172605 and it will likely fix your update problem.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downloa ... _windows_7

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 Post Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:21 pm 
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What I did was shut the whole thing down and restart. Then I clicked on the updates and it started immediately. So now it's all done. And I changed the settings to download updates automatically from here on in.

Thanks again.


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