Windows 10 Completely Upgraded Itself

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Left my Laptop on overnight a week or so back and when I went to log back in a fresh install had Occurred. It said, All my files were still there where I left them, welcome to Windows, we have upgraded it and made exciting improvements etc. Quick-start was turned back on.

Essentially it had scheduled itself to do a fresh install at about 3 am and completed it.

I do not leave my main PC on overnight but went to the updates bit and it said a newer version was available to install and if I left the machine on it would do it at 3.am. I chose to do it right away, just left it alone for 45 minutes.

Well, I suppose that's cool. anyone else had this?

Added: just to clarify, I already had updated my machines to Ten last year, this was just a revised version,. No problems so far, a very stable operating system.
  • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

    Left my Laptop on overnight a week or so back and when I went to log back in a fresh install had Occurred. It said, All my files were still there where I left them, welcome to Windows, we have upgraded it and made exciting improvements etc. Quick-start was turned back on.

    Essentially it had scheduled itself to do a fresh install at about 3 am and completed it.

    I do not leave my main PC on overnight but went to the updates bit and it said a newer version was available to install and if I left the machine on it would do it at 3.am. I chose to do it right away, just left it alone for 45 minutes.

    Well, I suppose that's cool. anyone else had this?

    Added: just to clarify, I already had updated my machines to Ten last year, this was just a revised version,. No problems so far, a very stable operating system.
    When I tried to update, it would hang each time for a few hours.
    After the third attempt I just went and bought the win 10 pro
    and installed it off the cd.

    Personally - so far, I don't trust it. I keep hearing all the fans kick in
    and the cpu pegging. When I track down the offending service and turn it
    off another service starts hogging the cpu.

    If I don't figure it out soon, It will burn out my laptop, or I will just reinstall 8
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by kenmichaels View Post

      When I tried to update it would hang each time for a hours.
      After the third attempt I just went and bought the win 10 pro
      and installed it off the cd.

      Personally - so far, I don't trust it. I keep hearing all the fans kick in
      and the cpu pegging. When I track down the offending service and turn it
      off another service starts hogging the cpu.

      If I don't figure it out soon, It will burn out my laptop, or I will just reinstall 8
      If you click on that little grid icon in the bottom right hand corner it actually gives you warnings about the status and programs you recently installed that are starting up with Windows and hogging the system resources. been pretty much good for me so far.
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      • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
        Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

        If you click on that little grid icon in the bottom right hand corner it actually gives you warnings about the status and programs you recently installed that are starting up with Windows and hogging the system resources. been pretty much good for me so far.
        According to the pc all is well - no warnings.
        I must have accidentally purchased the politician model
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    Windows 10 wouldn't work out for me. I don't have the bandwidth for large programs that update whenever someone else wants them to.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      Windows 10 wouldn't work out for me. I don't have the bandwidth for large programs that update whenever someone else wants them to.
      It would work just fine. You just have to adjust the settings:
      How to Prevent Windows 10 From Automatically Downloading Updates
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      • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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        Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

        It would work just fine. You just have to adjust the settings:
        How to Prevent Windows 10 From Automatically Downloading Updates
        My current version is working just fine, so I don't really feel a need for an upgrade to an older computer. I haven't heard any compelling reasons to switch.
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        • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
          Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

          My current version is working just fine, so I don't really feel a need for an upgrade to an older computer. I haven't heard any compelling reasons to switch.
          Well, that's a different story. Although, I've read some people say that W10 brought new life to an aging computer. While I think those people are damn dirty liars, YMMV.

          Note for transparency: I haven't upgraded yet, either.
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        • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
          Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

          My current version is working just fine, so I don't really feel a need for an upgrade to an older computer. I haven't heard any compelling reasons to switch.
          Supposedly it's meant to resemble the look and feel of tablets and smartphones that people are "familiar" with. Since I don't use either of them, I couldn't care less about that.

          In fact I use Win7 and have it set on Classic Windows theme so all the programs (they are not @#$%ing apps!!!!) look like they did back in the days of Win3.1. I've never liked the default theme on any of the newer versions, they all look too "plastic" to me, so I'll stick with what I like. When I do eventually upgrade (Probably to Win11), I'll set the theme to Classic Windows again. If it ain't broke, why bother fixing it.

          As far as stability goes, I've never had the blue screen of death once while running Win7, so that's stable enough for me.
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          • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
            Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

            Supposedly it's meant to resemble the look and feel of tablets and smartphones that people are "familiar" with. Since I don't use either of them, I couldn't care less about that.

            In fact I use Win7 and have it set on Classic Windows theme so all the programs (they are not @#$%ing apps!!!!) look like they did back in the days of Win3.1. I've never liked the default theme on any of the newer versions, they all look too "plastic" to me, so I'll stick with what I like. When I do eventually upgrade (Probably to Win11), I'll set the theme to Classic Windows again. If it ain't broke, why bother fixing it.

            As far as stability goes, I've never had the blue screen of death once while running Win7, so that's stable enough for me.
            From my understanding, Classic Theme is no longer available. There is software that will make Windows 10 function more like Windows 7, however.

            This is what I use on my computers:
            Start10: Software from Stardock Corporation
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            Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

            Supposedly it's meant to resemble the look and feel of tablets and smartphones that people are "familiar" with. Since I don't use either of them, I couldn't care less about that.

            In fact I use Win7 and have it set on Classic Windows theme so all the programs (they are not @#$%ing apps!!!!) look like they did back in the days of Win3.1. I've never liked the default theme on any of the newer versions, they all look too "plastic" to me, so I'll stick with what I like. When I do eventually upgrade (Probably to Win11), I'll set the theme to Classic Windows again. If it ain't broke, why bother fixing it.

            As far as stability goes, I've never had the blue screen of death once while running Win7, so that's stable enough for me.
            I'm with you. I run a classic desktop and disabled the 3D shiny look when I first got this version. I never crash or have problems. Each version is more of a memory hog. I got extra ram for this version and will not upgrade this computer again. Like you, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

    Left my Laptop on overnight a week or so back and when I went to log back in a fresh install had Occurred. It said, All my files were still there where I left them, welcome to Windows, we have upgraded it and made exciting improvements etc. Quick-start was turned back on.

    Essentially it had scheduled itself to do a fresh install at about 3 am and completed it.

    I do not leave my main PC on overnight but went to the updates bit and it said a newer version was available to install and if I left the machine on it would do it at 3.am. I chose to do it right away, just left it alone for 45 minutes.

    Well, I suppose that's cool. anyone else had this?

    Added: just to clarify, I already had updated my machines to Ten last year, this was just a revised version,. No problems so far, a very stable operating system.
    Auto-updates have been occurring since at least Win98. Nothing remarkable about it at all.
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

      Auto-updates have been occurring since at least Win98. Nothing remarkable about it at all.
      True, but not auto complete re-install of Windows.
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    I went on vacation for a week and when I came back Windows 10 had knocked up my girlfriend.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by onSubie View Post

      I went on vacation for a week and when I came back Windows 10 had knocked up my girlfriend.
      Don't worry, onSubie. If it's like anything else Windows-related, I'm sure it aborted before completion.
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      • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
        Originally Posted by onSubie View Post

        I went on vacation for a week and when I came back Windows 10 had knocked up my girlfriend.
        Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

        Don't worry, onSubie. If it's like anything else Windows-related, I'm sure it aborted before completion.
        Thanks guys for the belly laugh. I haven't had one of those in a bit so you guys really made, not only my evening, but my whole day!


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        • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
          This just in, an explanation of why Microsoft skipped a Windows version number in it's latest offering. Apparently 7, 8 9
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  • Profile picture of the author alistair
    I just upgraded or whatever you call it from 7 only because I bought a new pc and obviously 10 came pre-installed. I don't do anything different from what I did on the last one so maybe haven't explored 10 yet, but I could just as happily have carried on with 7. Maybe I'd notice a difference if I'd installed it on my old one? Anyways 7 or 10, as long as it works then it'll do me.
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