I have a number of machines for various uses; a couple I have updated to Win10, and others will be staying with Win7, for what I consider very good reasons...they are home media center machines and they use Windows Media Center to tune a cable card tuner with networked SiliconDust tuners. Should I upgrade to Win10, the machines will be useless for live TV unless I find other software, which I choose not to bother with since the current system works fine.
I understand the first instance of KB3035583 wanting to make people aware of the free upgrade, and didn't mind uninstalling and hiding the update on those 5 machines (note: the hardware AND operating system (Win7) was purchased SPECIFICALLY for that purpose). The second time, when it reappeared, I was a bit annoyed that they were trying to force me to take something I didn't want and that would make the machines useless for what they were purchased for in the first place. So I hid the updates. Again. And again. And now, just this morning, again.
I'm not sure what Microsoft thinks they are going to accomplish by this...right now I'm pretty irked and would not buy a copy of ANY version of Windows, but that will probably pass unless this continues. Having to catch the 5 machines while the update is still threatening but not done, so I don't have to waste 2-3 hours uninstalling, checking and then hiding AGAIN, has me not too pleased with the way Microsoft is handling this.
In addition, I have two older relatives, in their late 70's and mid 80's, who I have set up and maintained the Windows machines they use. The 80-plus year old is very happy with his machine as it is; it does everything he needs, using Windows 7, and given the option of Win10, said he doesn't want to have to learn anything new, he's happy with it AS-IS, and to please keep it that way. So now I have to run the 20 miles AGAIN, disable the update that I already uninstalled and disabled twice, just because Microsoft thinks they're going to force us to take this whether we want it or not. I know this person well, and I know Win10 well, and it would NOT be an easy transition, despite being better than Win8 with its silly tiles that you had to disable by buying Start8. His sister, the 70+ year old, went ahead and let her machine update (or rather it did it on its own and she let it), and she's had a desperate call in for help that I haven't been able to get to yet. She HATES Win10, was used to Win8 with Start8, doesn't like Edge (can't much blame her, it's like an empty freight car, painted and streamlined to the point of being mostly useless), so now I have to go down there and wast most of a day modifying things and showing her how to use the new "features" that were forced on her.
I've been a big fan of Windows since 3.0, but this KB baloney has me irritated to no end, especially since they keep overriding the hiding of the unwanted update. Anyone know of a way to permanently get rid of this albatross? (other than switching operating systems...I'm no Apple fan, and while Linux is OK, I'm not really all that anxious to convert. While I know this isn't a direct line to Microsoft, things have a way of getting around, so I'm posting this in hopes they see that not everyone is happy with what they're doing, and I personally am off the list for purchasing anything made by them unless they stop. I'm not a fool, I want to make my own choices; I bought all of these copies of Windows for ME to use as I needed, not for MS to decide what I did and didn't need, and try to force their decision on me.
Short question, long rant, as you may have noticed, but I'm irked.