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Windows update downloads files to your PC without your consent.
If you are a Win 7 or 8 user and are receiving the annoying prompts to upgrade, even after declining and may also suspect that WU has downloaded the bloated Win 10 image file onto your HDD, here is a good method of checking and removing the unwanted update files and the image file from your computer.

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-10-download-windows-7-8/

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Re: Windows update downloads files to your PC without your consent.
thanks Al, will give it a try on my laptop, i was on the verge of doing a fresh install 'cause it's been slow the last little while, i'll try this first (Win 7, i3, 6GB RAM) as i do have the upgrade notice and file.

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Re: Windows update downloads files to your PC without your consent.
i was on the verge of doing a fresh install 'cause it's been slow the last little while


What exactly is slow? Programs? Browsing? Explorer (folders)?

Do you ever run CCleaner?

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

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Re: Windows update downloads files to your PC without your consent.
Have you got programs installed that you don't use? How full is your hard drive?

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Re: Windows update downloads files to your PC without your consent.
approx 350 GB free on a 500 GB HD. boots up fairly fast but is slow to load after the Widows password log-in, and programs are slower loading than they should be. Kaspersky could be part of the problem, my HTPC with 4 GB RAM got a lot faster when i switched to NOD32, i don't think HD Sentinel slows it down much even though it starts on boot up.