Windows 7 says it’s last goodbye!

Last night I switched on the PC it booted into Windows 7 as normal, after a quick look around at a few Ham sites I was called for my tea. After returning to my desk after eating my roast beef and Yorkshire puds I returned to something new!

Unknowing to me Windows 10 had downloaded in the background and installed itself on my PC without even informing me. Yes, Microsoft can take over your machine without you even knowing! It appears if you have got your settings set for auto updates it will do this. Beware! Big brother is really alive! Would Microsoft like it if I came in through the back door and took over their servers and PCs, I think not!

I must admit though, there were only a couple of little hiccups which I sorted in an hour or so, everything seems to have gone over clean. It appears you can revert back to your previous operating system but only within 30 days of the install.
Steve, G1KQH, is a regular contributor to and writes from England. Contact him at [email protected].

8 Responses to “Windows 7 says it’s last goodbye!”

  • Ron Wright, N9EE:

    Yes, now that you have Win10, I like it and also liked Win7, had Win8 for about a week on a new computer with free upgrade to Win10 and I took it.

    With Win10 go to SETTINGS from box in lower left and select PRIVACY and turn off all that stuff that lets MS and others do things. Do for a number of the settings. Lots is turned on.

    73, ron, n9ee/r

  • Nolan Kienitz - KI5IO:


    Sounds like your “upgrade” (as it were) went quite smooth. I jumped on the W10-Professional update/upgrade last July/August. Two of my laptops had minimal hiccups and one I had to take to the Geek Squad to do a complete scrub and new installation of W10-Pro. The one machine had some weird error message that even the IT folks were scratching their noggins about.

    Anyway … got them all updated and am quite pleased with W10-Pro.

    I have some issues with driver updates for my wife’s laptop as the drivers seem to keep getting messed with, but I may have resolved that with a slight adjustment to a key in the registry for the Synaptics software for the track/mouse pad.

    Check out Windows Ten Forums. Great group of support with lots of resources.


    Nolan Kienitz
    Plano, TX

  • Wallace Moodie MM0AMV:

    Ah! now I remember why I changed to Linux.

    73 Wallace MM0AMV

  • Jacek KW4EP:

    @Ron Wright, N9EE: Changing settings in Privacy section is not enough. Windows still behind your back sends to its overlords information about what you do on the computer, and this is the most important thing which stops me from installing it on my tablet. I can’t wait till MS halts the free “upgrade” program.

  • Bill Taylor KC5DPJ:

    Wallace Moodie MM0AMV

    and no antivirus programs nor viruses. The only downside to Linux is there are not enough Amateur Radio Linux programmers..LOL

  • jeff n1kdo:


  • VE7DXK:

    If you want to stop the automatic sneaky update to Windows 10 you can use these free programs….
    GWX Control Panel –
    Gibson Research Never10 –

    If you want to use Windows 10 but want to stop all the telemetry and phone calls home to Microsoft use the free Spybot Anti-Beacon (also protects Windows 7 & 8.1)

  • Ray Maxfield WA6VAB:

    HATE Win 10 . Ray

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