Windows 10

I am just setting up a new Windows 7 machine for a client.

The client has a Windows 2003 SBS domain.

Is there anyway to opt out of all of the windows 10 stuff that I hear Microsoft is forcing upon their users?
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Gary4Asked:
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cwstad2Commented:
If the computer is on a domain it wont update. if not please see below

You can get rid of the nag screen by uninstalling KB3035583.

heres how

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/06/03/damn-you-microsoft-how-to-remove-the-windows-10-free-upgrade-icon/
tailoreddigitalCommented:
Just to expand a bit further,

Microsoft isn't forcing anybody to update.    It's completely optional, even outside of domains.    Just get rid of the nag screen like cwstad2 just pointed out and all will be Windows 7.
Gary4Author Commented:
Actually today there is an article on TechRepublic saying that files are being pushed out preparatory to IF the user decides to update.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/admins-rail-against-unwanted-and-unexpected-windows-10-downloads/?tag=nl.e101&s_cid=e101&ttag=e101&ftag=TRE684d531

And there is a way to supposedly turn the update off in 2012 but no mention is made of earlier domains.
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tailoreddigitalCommented:
So it appears it's still a choice. I think it should require us to approve the downloading of update files we might not want, especially considering the size of the update.   I like Windows but wished there was a real competitor to it.  I feel the same about Adobe.
Gary4Author Commented:
For myself I like Windows 7.  Previously I used Windows 2000.  Didn't care for the other incarnations.

I really can't use something else because I need to run Visual Studio and MS SQL Server.

So it sounds like if I don't install KB3035583 they won't get the nag and if they are on a domain they might not get the preparation stuff?

Of course I guess if I turn off updates, which you can do in Windows 7 they probably won't get the preparation stuff.  They are behind a network firewall so they aren't very exposed by not updating.
cwstad2Commented:
Correct as long as you are on a domain then you are pretty much in control. however check to see if the KB article exists

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