Glad you got the computer fixed up.
Sadly Microsoft has become relentless in pushing Win10 in more than one way.
Some of the "updates" that they are pushing to Win7 users causes their Win7 machines to emulate some of the behaviors found in Win10 .... namely the sharing of data in the form of "telemetry".
It really has become a full time job avoiding the more hazardous updates.
Here is a partial list of troublesome updates:
Windows updates to NEVER install:
KB2505438 - Slow performance in applications that use the DirectWrite API on a computer that is running
Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 = It often breaks fonts (see also KB454826)
KB2670838 - Platform update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 = breaks AERO functionality and
gives you blurry fonts on some websites
KB2922324 – (reportedly pulled, uninstall it anyway if already installed)
KB2952664 – prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10 (sends a bunch of telemetry data to M$, reported to
corrupt system files)
KB2976978 – prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10
KB2977759 – prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10, installs telemetry
KB2990214 – prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10
KB3014460 – affects windows 8 only
KB3015249 – adds more damn telemetry
KB3021917 – prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10
KB3022345 – installs diagnostic tracking service, reported to corrupt system files
KB3035583 – pitches the free Windows 10 upgrade
KB3044374 – prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10
KB3050265 – supposedly fixes an issue with windows update, but also changes system files to support upgrade to
KB3050267 – prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10
KB3065987 – makes “improvements” to the windows update client (really just more Win10 bullshit)
KB3068707 - Customer experience telemetry points (update appears to be nuked from microsoft.com)
KB3068708 – installs telemetry service, prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10
KB3075249 – adds yet more telemetry
KB3075851 – makes “improvements” to the windows update client (really just more Win10 junk)
KB3075853 - updated Windows Update stuff for the upgrade process
KB3080149 – adds yet more telemetry
KB3083324 - Update Client for Windows 7
KB3083710 Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: October 2015
KB3083711 Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: October 2015 ()
You're welcome for the info. I know that over the air home internet is definitely a thing that is going to propagate and be much more commonplace in the future. That's where I see the future of internet as lying. You can only install so many cables around the country/world, but the air is wide open, and all they have to do install some more towers and upgrade the equipment. It's the future of internet, for sure.
Does your computer have that new computer smell? LOL. I always loved getting or building a new one. I would always download and run the latest benchmarking tests to see how good it was. The results didn't really matter. It was just fun doing it. Right now, I envy you.
I imagine that it didn't come with a lot of bloatware since it was a custom build. That bloatware can be terrible and slow a computer down so much.
You might also want to look into a free program called CCleaner. It can help to keep your computer running smoothly. Just make sure that you read about it and understand it before you use it. It's one of those programs that can be great when used properly, but can wreak havoc on a system when not.
Again, I envy you. It makes me want to build another computer. LOL. Perhaps my first Intel build.
Just out of curiosity, do you know the specs of the new computer?
True, but I imagine the logistics of such a thing would be difficult, or at least more difficult than the sat internet available now. Plus, the cell tower infrastructure is mostly in place. Mostly. It would just need upgraded technology.
Mostly in built up areas, that is.
648 satellites? Wow! It will be nice if this actually happens. I stand corrected.