Windows7/8 - Updates to hide to prevent Windows 10 Upgrade / Disable Telemetry

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    Although its truth may be dubious at best, this idea has been expressed since ancient times. The actual wording, however, comes from Thomas Gray's poem, “Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College” (1742): “Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.” - Google
     
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    That's exactly where I landed and why. After having to do a clean OS reinstall more than once to fix things Windows Updates screwed up (whether instability or lower benchmark scores) I said to myself, "Self, what has an Automatic Windows Update ever done for you, other than screw things up?" It has probably been 2 years, maybe longer, since I let Micro$lop make any kind of decisions on my behalf and that's how I intend for it to stay.

    This is why Micro$haft believes they can get away with forced updates with Windoze OS X without a bunch of people having a hemorrhage over it. Almost nobody wants to have to think... most folks want someone else to do that for them. And, then they whine when something goes wrong.
     
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    I've had my system the same way since the day I got. It's never installed an update unless I told it too. I have mine set to check for updates but notify me when to download and install and it has been doing exactly that for almost a year now. Knock on wood.
     
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    When Micro$haft does things and tells me afterward, this is how it makes me feel...

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    Everyone is trying to get in on this game now. I still have yet to see the program or hack that haults W10 in its entirety. TBH here M$ needs to get on board and stop it themselves. This is the only way to guaranty they will not be coming back in later to thwart users trying to protect themselves.
     
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    Which will stretch into forever, if they don't stop/reverse taking our privacy away.

    So, add a 3rd and 4th item.

    3. US Government
    4. US Citizens and Residents.

    And, of course, what foreign Citizen is going to allow the US to take their information and private files? So, better add a 5th item:

    5. The World.

    I think a simple admission of being forced to do this by the US Government, and a complete redaction of the privacy invading code will be the minimum people will accept. It will still be difficult to trust them for quite a while, they will need to be on much better behavior moving forward.
     
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    I think in the second link they are not saying it does telemetry but sneaks in the EULA amendment needed to align the older OS versions with W10's EULA and privacy issues.

    The update is not on mine, at least it has not shown up yet.

    Edit; I can not seem to find the addendum they refer too.
     
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