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Enug
11-22-2014, 05:51 PM
My computer started to download the 8.1 upgrade again! This time the splash screen didn't allow me to click 'Remind me later' the only options were it would start the upgrade in X number of hours - the longest delay I could get was 4hours.

So I went looking for the update that allows the splash screen reminder and deleted it. However, I then had to do a restart for the adjustment to take effect. With the restart the installation of the unwanted upgrade to 8.1 was initiated.

This time there was only one problem but a big one - it affected how webpages opened or not at all. Mr. Google told me that this is a common problem that Microsoft has not addressed. However I found a solution on Whirlpool forums.

The solution works for me - touch wood - and I post it here so that it might help others.

1. Go to start screen and type in command, and COMMAND PROMPT should then be displayed below what you just typed in.
2. Right click on COMMAND PROMPT and click on RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR in displayed options menu this is important as if you are not running as administrator the following command will fail.
3. In the command panel that will now be displayed enter: netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
4. Press enter.

D Akey
11-23-2014, 08:52 AM
Yikes. A forced upgrade. Sounds illegal to me but they get around it somehow. My phone company did that to my ISP and it caused me no end of grief, not to mention expense, which of course was their sinister plan all along.

Fight the good fight. ENUG is ENOUGH!!!!!! You go girl!!!!!!!!!

narf
11-24-2014, 01:01 AM
My computer started to download the 8.1 upgrade again! This time the splash screen didn't allow me to click 'Remind me later' the only options were it would start the upgrade in X number of hours - the longest delay I could get was 4hours.

So I went looking for the update that allows the splash screen reminder and deleted it. However, I then had to do a restart for the adjustment to take effect. With the restart the installation of the unwanted upgrade to 8.1 was initiated.

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As far as I can remember what I read on a computer news site, there is only autoupdate anymore which you can not
turn of. That's why I won't use Windows 8 or 8.1.

Some friends already moved to Linux completly and run Windows soft under WINE.


Autoupdate means your PC belong to the software company :(

Microsoft's overtake of Skye already kicked me out of business, as they removed important functions. :(

Rondo
11-24-2014, 01:29 AM
have a read of this......maybe of some help?
http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Disable-the-Windows-8-1-Update-from-the-Windows-Store-402747.shtml
and this...
http://www.gottabemobile.com/2014/08/16/how-to-stop-updates-on-windows-8-1/