FYI about Windows 10 Home addition

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http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/1/8696949/windows-10-feature-loss as mentioned here about Windows 10 home addition, unlike existing versions of windows Windows 10 home will not let you set it to notify you of updates but let you choose to download and install.  They are saying with Windows 10 home edition the updates will download and install as soon as they are available with no options to change that.  So be ware if you upgrade to Home edition or buy a new computer with Windows 10 home on it, that the updates will use your data at will with no way of changing it at this time.

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Knight Rider

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Diana, Viasat Employee

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Hi Knight Rider,  Thanks for the information on Windows 10  Home addition and warning about the setting to notify feature.  I learned something new today!  Appreciate you looking out for us all!.  Exede Diana
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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We're researching this now -- looks like it'll be about a 3 GB download. Smaller than the last Apple upgrade but still pretty gi-normous.
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JEP

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Confirmed on Microsoft Forum.  The Windows 10 download is performed in the background (~3GB) and the notification occurs after it is downloaded.  Your only option is to turn off Windows auto update downloads and change it to manual.  I guess I am going to take that path.  Supposedly July 29th is a magic date.

Steve - Resistance is futile.
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Bobbie Blackman

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So the 3 gig dl. doesn't make any difference until we are set up with 10 and then we lose control right Jeb?
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Knight Rider

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Correct, the download will not happen unless you click the reserve button to reserve your free upgrade to windows 10.  If you don't want 10 or like Steve said he's going to wait sense you do have a year to opt in then you don't have to worry about it right now.
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I altered the permissions of the GWX.EXE file in windows/system32/GWX . I made myself the owner of the folder and file then deleted GWX.EXE. 

No more nagging, and no more icons the kids might accidentally click on !
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JEP

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You can always go to Control Panel/Programs and uninstall update KB3035583.  That's the one that installs the GWX (Get Windows X) and creates icon and notification.  I think there will be another round after July 29.  

Only one of my five active computers came up with a clean install for Windows 10.  Oddly, the oldest one.  Three posted conflicts with BlueTooth drivers.
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Knight Rider

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The insider preview is 3.5GB so guessing the update will be about the same.
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Gary

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Ask me why I hate Microsoft and all their BS! Wonder what else won't work once you navigate to the new that forgets all the old?
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Nicholas Wilson

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You should hate Apple too, then because they use the same update method.
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Gary

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Spot on Nick, read down a little in these posts!

I am very, very far from a computer geek and not at all fond of changes. I am working from a Chrome book laptop that is just as simple as I prefer to be. My desktop PC and the Ipad are all over in the corner wearing their Dunce Caps!
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Knight Rider

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haha I know Gary, I was surprised about some of the stuff in that article.
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Bobbie Blackman

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But it's free.
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Larry Lockie

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Posted this about 2 months ago and it still works. I beta test Win10, and upgraded 2 pcs last night. Here it is again. For what it's worth.....

I found another helpful fix for not allowing Windows updates also. Search for this file "add_gpedit_msc_by_jwils896-d3kh6vm". This uses the GPEDIT.MSC command to administratively Set Windows to NOT start any update downloads before Midnight Have to set that time)

Type in gpedit.msc in search of run window. 
Click on first Administrative Template
Click on Windows Components
Click on windows Update
Click on configure automatic updates
In window that opens, Mark Enable
Below set time to 00:00
I also checked Install during automatic maintainance
At bottom of window hit Apply and OK.
Worked perfectly last night. Checked eSVT and all downloads were after Midnight.
So far, So good!!
This command is already in Pro and above versions and the above file makes it work on the lower versions of win 7, 8, 8.1, 10 Tech Preview.
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david, Champion

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I was planning to set my router to only allow access to the Windows update site during the LNFZ. My router has ww-wrt and I'm fairly sure it can be done.
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Larry Lockie

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Best place to put the block/allow as it is the gateway to the modem, and everything has to go through it. I have my router setup  to do just that .
Since I have had that setup, I am having no problems with over data limits.
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Larry Lockie

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Did a little investigating on Windows 10, and I at least am no longer concerned about the "Automatic Updates".
I found out that this is only for the Beta testing, and it will do updates the same with the same options as Win 7, etc.
The info I found was on the Insiders Blog.
Hope this helps. I made Me feel a lot more at ease.
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Michael Salmons

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Any comfirmation from Microsoft about this?
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Gary

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I feel like I am stuck in the mud with both MS and Apple. They should be paying us to keep all their crap updated so we continue to use it!
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Michael Salmons

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Sounds like all new Window OS launches, riddled with unwanted stuff.  I suspect they have a fix for this, no one wants forced downloading.

Microsoft does this all the time, they like force things on you.  Like when they aquired Skype,  killed off the Windows Messenger so people would use Skype for instant messaging.  Or with Xbox One, forcing you to online when playing a game or the game wouldn't play.(This got fixed quick)
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Watch out too all Win 7 and Win 8 users will get a popup on the task-bar wanting them to claim their free copy of win 10 from Microsoft.  While that popup is truly from Microsoft if you do upgrade make sure you know when its going to download sense it's 3+ GB.
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Susan B

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And how do we know that knight?
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Knight Rider

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If you read what I wrote Bobbie, I said "I do my research" and as far as the download it will only download if you opt-in for the free upgrade.  If you don't then you ave nothing to worry about, but you only have till July 29, 2016 to decide if you want windows 10 free.
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Gary

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Why does "Free" always scare me when it becomes very expensive once we find out that MS Office and other programs like Word won't work any more with the new Win 10 that does not support these older versions?
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Brian Shackelford

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Microsoft is using Free like the government today is using Free in America.  You are free as long as you don't mind the monitoring, surveillance, violation of privacy, detention without probably cause, and overall trampling on your rights as a citizen.

Microsoft will be (along with Apple and other big name vendors) doing the same thing.  Hey you can use our free software, but in return we get to do all kinds of things with your personal information or data we collect in order to make this product better for you.  

I don't wear a tin or aluminum foil hat....but I think I need to consider getting one very soon.  Is that humming the drones flying around my house........
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J&J

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They learned it from studying spiders
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Larry Lockie

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At present, all of My MS Office Ultimate is working with Win 10. If....It quits after RTM,,, that would be a real bummer.
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Michael Salmons

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If I get stuck with forced downloading with Automatic Updates.... will go to Services and just disable on startup and stop it.

Already hearing horror stories of a person downloading a graphics driver, the driver not compatible so the person upgrades the driver, Window redownloads the incompatible driver.
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Bobbie Blackman

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Yea if it doesn't d/l it in the background like it did the notice that appeared on my toolbar.