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Did You Get Windows Update KB3035583 Recently


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Very likely the good MS guys will noti[fy] you before upgrading your system, but what if they don't

 

You have put your finger RIGHT upon the fundamental problem.

 

I will point out (again) that systems are by default set to automatically install updates.  How many have changed the defaults?

 

A grand majority of folks still implicitly trust Microsoft to do right by them.  As well they should - Microsoft has delivered a decent operating system in the past, and for not too much money.

 

So...  The real question that remains to be answered is, as you have aptly put it:

 

party-pop or a man-killing device

 

Microsoft seems just arrogant enough lately that it might not be the former.

 

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Edited by NoelC, 15 April 2015 - 11:34 AM.



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As well they should - Microsoft has delivered a decent operating system in the past, and for not too much money.

 

But, still, in exchange for some amount of money.

 

This time the update is free (in the sense that NO money is involved) AND not free (in the sense of seemingly compulsory or at least very much, really very much, suggested/proposed/etc. if not downright forced.). .

 

Someone said quite some time ago "Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes" :

http://en.wikipedia....t_dona_ferentes

 

There must be something to be learned by history, past events and classic literature, if these texts survived all these years, maybe they contain something of value....

 

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I have found, since this update was installed on one of my PCs, that there is 4 new entry in Task Scheduler, in \Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx, those entry launch the GWX process when someone login on the PC, I have disabled them now.

http://hpics.li/24c2d41


Edited by MTDirector, 15 April 2015 - 12:38 PM.


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LOL

 

Beware of Geeks bearing gifts!

 

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And now, OT :w00t: :ph34r: but as always not that much ;), something that WILL NOT be likely updated :no: (to Windows 10):

http://www.theregist...cr_android_atm/

 

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Edited by jaclaz, 15 April 2015 - 01:32 PM.


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FWIW, I'm getting a permanent icon on my notification area now about the Windows 10 upgrade (I guess designed to start on 06/01).  Basically a download scheduler for an automatic upgrade to Windows 10.  While I don't mind claiming the offline file for upgrade consideration, it looks like they might possibly be total dicks about it and claiming automatic upgrade/scheduler through this app instead of letting you just download it yourself.  We'll see though.   Screen shots to come.

 

Attached File  Clipboard02.jpg   8.8KB   1 downloadsAttached File  Clipboard01.jpg   2.49KB   1 downloadsAttached File  Clipboard03.jpg   54.86KB   1 downloads

 

GWX.EXE is the process you need to kill to rid yourself of the notification.


Edited by Glenn9999, 31 May 2015 - 11:34 PM.


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1578f4d9989d8c9448ec0a10560dc455e193b95b

 

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Just got that on the work computer today. Gunna have to remove that soon lol I think my boss would flip if he came in and found his computer upgraded to W10.



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Perhaps you should let it happen, or at least let him know that Microsoft is breaking their trust with your company by pushing Win 10 sales BS into your otherwise well-maintained and work-oriented systems.

 

Microsoft needs to be made to know that this level of aggressive behavior is exactly what people strive to eliminate via anti-malware packages.  It doesn't make it somehow all right that it's Microsoft doing it.

 

Of course I may underestimate the optimism of the public who think "wait, maybe there really IS such a thing as a free lunch".  :crazy:

 

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Repost of some data I added to the Win 10 First Impressions thread, because it's pertinent here in the Win 8 forum too...

 

 

3 optional updates have just appeared, awaiting my approval on my Win 8.1 setup...  Red flag emphasis added by me.

 

KB2976978

  • This update performs diagnostics on the Windows systems that participate in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program in order to determine whether compatibility issues may be encountered when the latest Windows operating system is installed. This update will help Microsoft and its partners ensure compatibility for customers who are seeking to install the latest Windows operating system.

 

KB3050267

  • A change is made on the log level for %windir%\WindowsUpdate.log to reduce the frequency of certain events from exhausting log space.
  • Fixes an issue for managed computers in which managed computers have to update drivers as a set. Driver sets are not processed by Windows Update during shutdown, and are still available to be installed after you restart the computer.
  • Fixes an issue in which the files of an update may not be found by Windows Update (0x80070002) if the download operation spans multiple sessions.
  • General improvements are made to support upgrades to a later version of Windows.

KB3068708

  • This update introduces the Diagnostics and Telemetry tracking service...
  • [snip]
  • This kind of update helps the overall application experience on Windows, by improving the current operating system for upgrade to the latest version of Windows.
  • [snip]

 

Given that I want to keep this system on WIn 8.1 until I deem it time to "upgrade", and I'm not at all interested in having Microsoft collect telemetry from me to help THEM, it's pretty clear I will be hiding KB2976978 and KB3068708.  I'll need to do a bit of thinking and more research on whether to allow KB3050267 to come in.

 

-Noel






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