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(…) Early next year, we expect to be re-categorizing Windows 10 as a “Recommended Update”.

Depending upon your Windows Update settings, this may cause the upgrade process to automatically initiate on your device.

We show you what’s going on and how to push back and hold on to Windows 7 or 8.

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, users of GWX Control Panel, a tool designed to remove the Get Windows 10 app, reported that the “Allow OSUpgrade” setting was being switched on automatically.

At least this would prevent anyone from accidentally upgrading now or later — until an update restores the folder. Briefly, open File Explorer, head to C:\Windows\System32, find the GWX folder, take ownership, delete everything in it, and Deny any users all of the security settings.

Restart your computer Right-click Windows to create a new Key and call it GWX.

Meanwhile, Windows 10 (9%) is struggling to overtake Windows XPAt the current rate, Microsoft is unlikely to make its 1 Billion Windows 10 devices goal anytime soon. Windows 10 was designed to reduce costs by streamlinging updates If your Internet has been slower than usual or if you noticed less disk space, you can probably blame Microsoft. In the meantime, additional strategies have emerged. The previously mentioned GWX Control Panel (fka GWX Stopper) can permanently remove the Get Windows 10 icon and disable the respective app.

—Microsoft Support We will soon be publishing Windows 10 as an “Optional Update” in Windows Update for all Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers.

Meanwhile, the Get Windows 10 notification has lost a decline option.

Instead, users can choose between “Upgrade now” or “Start download, upgrade later”.

It’s a clever way of fooling naive users into upgrading.

The Windows 10 adoption rate is slowing down, as the latest numbers from Net Market Share demonstrate.

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