Can someone, more knowledgeable than me, please advise me on the following:
My everyday laptop currently runs Windows 7, which I like, and which works great (for what I use it for) so I do NOT want to install Windows 10 on it.
So far, I had managed to "hide" any updates that were being "offered" by Microsoft, which would have pushed me into installing Windows 10.
Todays updates, if I want to install them, ALL carry the following messages (I've shown in RED) when I look them up in Microsoft's Support pages:
All future security and nonsecurity updates for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 require update 2919355 to be installed. We recommend that you install update 2919355 on your Windows RT 8.1-based, Windows 8.1-based, or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer so that you receive future updates.
If I then look up update 2919355 there is another note saying:
When you install this update (2919355) from Windows Update, updates 2932046, 2937592, 2938439, 2934018, and 2959977 are included in the installation.
As far as I can make out, if I wish to install any more updates on this Windows 7 laptop I am being FORCED to install an update (which also installs a further FIVE updates). These updates will then gradually FORCE me to install Windows 10 - which I DO NOT WANT installed.
It seems like Microsoft are doing the equivalent of installing ransomware - to make customers give up Windows 7 for Windows 10.
Have I interpreted this correctly?
Many thanks, in advance, for your views/advice.