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The definitive guide to stopping forced Windows 10 upgrades (GWX) permanently

Screenshot: Forced upgrade to Windows 10 in progress

Screenshot of the Get Windows 10 (GWX) app, which forces users to upgrade to Windows 10

So… are you annoyed by the Get Windows 10 (GWX) app which hogs your bandwidth and tries to persuade you to upgrade to Windows 10? And you want to put a stop to it? You are in the right place.

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Something in common!

How about a riddle for a change?

What do you think the following items have in common:

  1. Lord Voldemort
    Lord Voldemort is the main villain in the famous series of J.K. Rowling’s novels, Harry Potter
  2. Bradley Tank
    Standard lightly armored tank/IFV/APC of the United States.
  3. Master Boot Record
    A logical part of Hard Disk
  4. Norton Ghost
    A full-system backup/restore solution by Symantec corp.

Answer: Microsoft Word thinks they are all human names!

Microsoft Office 2003 or 2007 allows you to mark your documents with Smart Tags: Purple dotted underlines like hyperlinks which instead of opening a web page, pop up a menu with various options. Microsoft Word 2003 or 2007 can recognize certain types of data in your document and mark them with Smart Tag, including human names, addresses and measurement units.

Screenshot of Microsoft Word 2007 having detected irrelevant things as human names

Screenshot of Microsoft Word 2007 having detected irrelevant things as human names

Why don’t you see for yourself! Here is a sample Microsoft Word file.

Fun with Smart Tags.docx

Fun with Smart Tags.docx

Edit (2010-05-19): Note that this funny effect no longer works in Microsoft Office 2010 or Microsoft Office Web Apps.

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