Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)

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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Nope - i have that turned off

You need to turn off that particular update

May 18, 2016 08:20 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have Windows 10 so not an issue for me. But my husband's computer got updated automatically and he's having a coniption this morning.

May 18, 2016 10:42 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes, and I'm sick of it. I just canceled the upgrade they had scheduled without my permission.

May 18, 2016 08:00 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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I used to get those notifications all the time...  I found a root hack and stopped them... sorry I can't remember how...  maybe do an Internet Search for "stop Windows 10 upgrade".

May 18, 2016 08:09 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have been reading in several places that it is coming, with a few more adds on the start menu.

May 18, 2016 06:47 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Used to until I blocked it and stopped it.

May 18, 2016 06:44 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

It keeps trying to bait me ! But No way Jose

May 18, 2016 06:32 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Thankfully not.  There are registry hacks you can do to prevent it.  I've done it on mine and really should do it on my parent's systems.  MS really overstepped their bounds with this.

May 19, 2016 08:40 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I occasionally get the "pop up" but I have clicked it off.  

May 18, 2016 11:51 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

not on this Mac!

May 18, 2016 11:30 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We updated to Windows 10 and are pleased.

May 18, 2016 11:10 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
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No, I use Firefox as my default browser so no problemmos!

May 18, 2016 10:01 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Not anymore since I have upgraded all to be a 10!

May 18, 2016 09:57 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

This issue has been all over the internet for months.

It has not affected me.

May 18, 2016 05:39 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Carol Williams - I think you can turn it off.

After certain date, free upgrade will not be available -- and using Windows 10 - it's not that bad!

May 18, 2016 04:53 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I get them all the time.  Sometimes I go ahead and other times I just x-out.  I'm not real crazy about Windows 10.  It has messed up the way I did my photos and that is very very frustrating, so say the least. 

May 18, 2016 02:13 PM
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

i am not, but i hate windows 10 so far

May 18, 2016 01:54 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

A tech guru told me those Windows 10 updates will be downloaded even if you don't have Windows 10. You can check by looking at your updates in system properties.

May 18, 2016 12:43 PM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Carol, Check your settings. Go to control panel, windows update and click settings on the left. If you have a check in the box for recommended updates, uncheck it and make sure you have it set to notify you that updates are available but to let you decide to install them.

NOTE: Win 10 upgrade will still show under optional updates when you go to Windows update in the control panel and it will show in the window. Be sure to click on optional updates and UNCHECK the box for the 10 upgrade.

I was told to do this a while back when I had the same problem and it has worked so far. It is a PITA to have to uncheck it in the optional updates each time but that is the only workaround I know.

And I still get the popup to upgrade but I just "x" out of it. Hope this helps.

 

May 18, 2016 12:41 PM
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Janice Zaltman
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL
Energy Efficient And Eco-Friendly Homes in Florida

Yes, was getting them everytime I start my computer. Very annoying. The tech support team from our MLS  checked my computer and removed it, so it is fixable. 

May 18, 2016 12:21 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

All I can say is when I went to Apple products I saved thousands in tech help and the gift of more time.

May 18, 2016 12:18 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Not anyone Carol Williams everyone. I am not updating.

May 18, 2016 11:09 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Yes, I did today! Before I just got a pop-up at least asking me whether that's what I wanted to do. Today, I returned from appointments to find that Microsoft took it upon itself to download it to my computer.  I declined the final install and it reinstalled the previous version. Annoying.

May 18, 2016 10:58 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Everyday

May 18, 2016 10:49 AM
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Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Yes I get it almost everyday Carol Williams  it almost looks like an alert  .I have not done it yet and glad you have posted this question .Reading these answers makes me glad I have not done so .

Liz and Bill Spear  let us know how you like windows 10

May 18, 2016 10:41 AM
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Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

It pushed and installed last night without our say so after declining for weeks....or one of the cats stepped on the keyboard at just the right time.  Either way, our laptop went from 7 to 10 last night.

May 18, 2016 10:28 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Get a Mac!

May 18, 2016 10:11 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Who likes changes?  Not me.

May 18, 2016 09:28 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

All the time

May 18, 2016 08:52 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I get them often, several times a week at least

May 18, 2016 08:38 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

You know a few days ago I downloaded a boatload of updates & my machine was racing for 2 days.  No update notice though.

There's a way to shut that off I remember reading. Google it.

May 18, 2016 08:29 AM
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Carol - I've noticed that those only happen at the most inconvenient times. I so miss XP.

May 18, 2016 07:24 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I just got my Win10 machines a few days ago. No UGH yet.

Well, I did chat with Christine on the chat screen and solved the Ugh! I created.

May 18, 2016 06:58 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Carol,

Sorry to hear you are having problems with Windows 10.  A

May 18, 2016 06:24 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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EDGE.... Win 10 is a loser..... ugh.

May 18, 2016 06:21 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

oh, I've been getting those from many weeks....the last thing I want is another CHANGE!!!

May 18, 2016 06:07 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Luxury Homes & Interior Designer

Yes, but I changed my settings.

May 24, 2016 11:43 AM