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[–] goodluvin [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

sigh.. maybe some day. but not today.

edit.. last night. a popup got me.. started downloading before I knew what I click on.
Quickly disconnected the internet and restored to a prior version.

Dam, those sneaky bastards.

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[–] lbruiser 2 points 16 points (+18|-2) ago 

When it is that day, check out mint Linux. It's super easy.

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[–] CobraStallone 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

"last night. a popup got me.. started downloading before I knew what I click on."

Same here, I unplugged the power.

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[–] luckyguy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You can install it side by side in very little time. Just go ahead and start defrag on your disk tonight. Then pop in a cd burned with this iso or from the iso in this torrent.

It should pop up with linux mint after you reboot. If not press f12 a bunch to get a boot option. Then go to gparted. Make some space for an ext4 and 2Gb of swap and write that to disk.

Now on the desktop hit the install linux mint icon. All of it is straight forward and default options are right and safe. The only option you actually need to select is "Do something else" When it gives you some options about replacing windows and other options. In the do something else menu make your ext4 have a mount point of "/". That's it. Don't select anything to be formatted either and you will be good to go.

You now have both and can use both. I've baked pies more difficult.

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[–] 0x5f3759df 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

So maybe it is today after all...

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[–] TimberWolfAlpha 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I kinda want to run gwx.exe via WINE on a linux box just to watch it get it's hopes up and fail on it's face.

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[–] arrggg 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

This guy on voat wrote a script you can use to stop the malicious updates, here is the thread. https://voat.co/v/technology/comments/459263

It is well described and readable so you know what it is doing and can reverse it if you need to.

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[–] Ar_Nimruzir 3 points 8 points (+11|-3) ago 

/v/Linux; I don't have those problems anymore.

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[–] julovac 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

download this tool: DWS lite
start it, go to Settings tab, select Enable professional mode, select all options (or dont, up to you)
go back to Main tab, click on Destroy Windows Spying
reboot

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[–] Keeok 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I get one a day. They use to be little windows down by the clock but now they are big windows that pop up in the middle of the screen. I don't windows 10 at this point out of spite.

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[–] Sectan 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I had the same issue. I just changed the permissions to allow my account to edit the folder (Because why the fuck wouldn't you be able to from the start?) and changed all of the extensions to .png files.

It has the actual program to make the popups, and a program to check if the program taht starts the popups is still there. I guess by changing the extension, everything's there, it just doesn't work anymore.

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[–] HP48GX 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Microsoft really wants us to run windows 10.

Can't be arsed to think the specific reasons why, but I'm sure it has to do with money, somehow.

Not moving one inch away from 7 and I'd sooner move to linux than windows 10 or anything that looks like it.

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[–] HP48GX 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I've read of many reasons, but i am neither convinced nor decided which of them is true... and i don't care.

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[–] NeedMoarGuitars 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago 

Switch to Linux. This will only get worse as MS seeks to bring all users to Windows 10.

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[–] Sectan 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The reason Linux isn't a huge market share is the effort cost of entry. I'm not a tech expert, but with online tutorials I can tweak and do some fairly involved things with Windows 7. You're going to see a lot of people fighting to keep Windows because of it.

I ran a partition of Linux and I uninstalled it out of sheer frustration. I saw it do cool stuff like downloading Steam through the command prompt, but I couldn't even move my own files around and half the sudo commands I tried didn't help me either.

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[–] NeedMoarGuitars 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Market share is hard to gain when 99.9999% percent of consumer computers have Windows or MacOS preinstalled by the hardware manufacturer. You'd have to convince the consumer to self-install Linux over the OS they already paid for. It's a long road.

As for actually using it, a new user shouldn't need to sudo just to move files. Mint could be the solution that could've just worked. GUI much like Windows. Click. Drag. Repeat.

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[–] aileron_ron 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I run W7 on my gaming PC and no problems at all, But then I disabled updates 2 years ago.

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