How many times do I have to decline the update KB3033583 Microsoft? I’ve deselected it told Windows Update not to remind me again, and it accepts and follows that. For about a month or so, then it comes back again. Same KB number. I imagine they have a secret number behind the scenes so that they can keep pushing their suckage onto us, bypassing the fact that I’ve already told them not to give it to me.
If you don’t know KB3033583, it’s a program that will infect your systray with a Win 10 white flag icon and nag you to “upgrade” to Windows 10. I know people who’ve not known what was going on and clicked the wrong thing and ended up getting moved over to Win 10. They then found themselves in the strange and different world of Windows 10. Their logic is that eventually we’ll slip up and get it. Not me though, I always check each and every one of them whenever my Windows 7 offers me updates. I can’t trust them anymore.
Why don’t I want Windows 10 you ask?
Simple. I don’t consider it in any way an upgrade, and nor was Windows 8 either. I feel that they’re going backwards with their early 90’s flat UI. It maybe considered the fashion at the moment, but that’s exactly a bad reason to want it. Give me the 3D icons and general style of Windows 7 every time. I also don’t know of any technical reasons to want it. There’s nothing it offers me that Windows 7 doesn’t. I don’t want a touch screen on my computer. Why would I want to reach out and put fingerprints all over my monitor? It’s a computer, not a tablet or phone or kiosk device. If it was faster at least I might be impressed, but I’m not convinced of that either. Their software only gets slower with each release, not faster. I remember the change from XP to Vista and how it ran at 10% of the speed that XP did. I compared two virtual machines, one with XP and one with Vista, and everything took 9 times longer on the Vista one. It needed a faster minimum CPU and faster minimum memory. That’s not progress.
I embrace progress whole heartedly, when I see it, and with Windows 8 and 10 I’m not seeing it. I happily upgraded from 95 to 98, from 98 to 98 SE, from 98 SE to 2000, skipped “Me”, then loved XP for about 10 years. I skipped the dreaded Vista but embraced Windows 7, and that’s where I’m at. I hope there’s a Windows 11 and I hope it’s good, but if not, I’ll be staying with 7 for as long as possible.