Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jul 2016 22:53 UTC
Windows

The final build of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is build 14393. The update, which provides a range of new features and improvements, represents Microsoft's last big push to get Windows 7 and 8.1 users to upgrade to Windows 10.

The update is available right now to those who have opted in to the Windows Insider program, and it will be pushed out to Windows 10 users on the current branch on August 2. The free upgrade offer from Windows 7 and 8.1 to Windows 10, however, ends on July 29, leaving Microsoft hoping that the promise of the new update will be enough to get people to make the switch.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I doubt many Windows 7/8 users here who haven't upgraded yet will be wooed by this new update.

If you're still running Windows XP, you're irresponsible and you should update to 7/8/10 or Linux immediately.

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RE[2]: Such hysteria!
by Bobthearch on Tue 26th Jul 2016 22:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Such hysteria!"
Bobthearch
Member since:
2006-01-27

Do you seriously expect most users to manually edit their registry? And why should they have to? Just to keep their computers free of Microsoft's advertising?

Of they several laptops and computers I've inspected recently, the Windows 10 popup spam was active on nearly all of them. And yes, some of them did have the 4GB $Windows folder.

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RE[3]: Such hysteria!
by grat on Wed 27th Jul 2016 04:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Such hysteria!"
grat Member since:
2006-02-02

Edit registry keys? No. Remove, and block, a specific update? Yes.

Granted, once or twice, Microsoft re-re-re-released that specific KB update so I had to remove and block it again, but I haven't had to do that for the last 3 months.

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RE[4]: Such hysteria!
by darknexus on Wed 27th Jul 2016 14:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Such hysteria!"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Granted, once or twice, Microsoft re-re-re-released that specific KB update so I had to remove and block it again, but I haven't had to do that for the last 3 months.

Lucky you. I've had it come back twice on two separate systems even after it was blocked within the past two weeks. It absolutely refuses to stay hidden. Luckily the reg keys still work... for now. Can't wait until this "free" upgrade is finally over!

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