OOOkay. Beofe the shouts of "luuddite" start, i'll keep it simple and say I have been resiting change for a few reasons: 1) the age of some of my GPS software. 2) I had wanted to image the HD as I have heard LOTS of stories of older software not coming out to play..... and I need that for my trusty Garmin..... 3) hardware drivers..... - it's taken long enough to get a W7 driver formmy scanner...... 4) have you read the EULA????
So, as some of you may know, the "upgrade now" window has been "evolving"...to the point where last night I (as usual) hit the "x" top right to kill the popup and.... it started installing! (looks like it's been happening a lot)
So, I powered down (probably lost that evening's work in the process) and am fully expecting to find it trying to install again when I hit the "on" button.
Now, I could let it roll, image the HD by booting the imaging softwarwe from the DVD drive, foramt C, and re-install and do all the stuff I;ve printed off the various PC foerums BUT that will give me an image that will be at the mid update state so I;ll be no better off. I could go back to last month's image, kill off the auto updates (PITA) - but there is more to be lost if I do that.......
Has anyone basically just clicked "No, I don't accept the EULA" - at the big blue install screen as at the moment it's the only way I think I can stop this "upgrade". Thing is - I am reading plenty online about the "back to W7" return option going t!ts up, so whata are the chances I'll click "no thanks" on the EULA screen and it just go "ok, I'll take you back to a fiully operational W7......?
And before you say, I am already looking into usuing Linux......