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Windows 7: How to prevent Windows 10 upgrade now and in the future

05 Nov 2015   #1
MTS52

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
How to prevent Windows 10 upgrade now and in the future

I do not want to upgrade my Windows 7 to Windows 10.

I am providing a link to a program called GWX Control Panel which helps rid you of the update process.
The author gives plenty of information on this page (worth reading) and there is a download link to the right.
You just need to download the portable version and run it. No Install required.

Ultimate Outsider: Using GWX Control Panel (formerly GWX Stopper) to Permanently Remove the 'Get Windows 10' Icon

This will also help in the future if Microsoft changes tactics and tries to upgrade against your will.
Well worth running after each patch Tuesday to make sure nothing has changed.

Good luck

Edit. The program is signed by the author and checksums are provided to verify the download.


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06 Nov 2015   #2
Taplice

windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

There is another option will allow you to avoid the automatic download of Windows 10.
It specifically targets the Windows 10 download files. First, install KB3065987 (Windows 7) or KB3065988 (Windows 8.1) updates from Microsoft’s website, depending on which operating system you have. After you’ve restarted your computer, open up the registry editor (search for it or hold the Windows key and R, type regedit, and hit enter).

Next, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows. Right-click Windows, choose New, then Key, and then type in WindowsUpdate without a space. Click on the newly created key and create a 32-bit DWORD called DisableOSUpgrade with a value of 1. Restart your computer.
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06 Nov 2015   #3
MTS52

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hi Taplice.

Thanks for the info. This can be done with one click in the the program I mentioned.
There is a button for enable/disable Windows Operating System Upgrades in Windows Update.
No need for anything to be installed from windows update.
It places an entry in the registry to forbid Upgrades.
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06 Nov 2015   #4
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Taplice View Post
There is another option will allow you to avoid the automatic download of Windows 10.
It specifically targets the Windows 10 download files. First, install KB3065987 (Windows 7) or KB3065988 (Windows 8.1) updates from Microsoft’s website, depending on which operating system you have. After you’ve restarted your computer, open up the registry editor (search for it or hold the Windows key and R, type regedit, and hit enter).

Next, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows. Right-click Windows, choose New, then Key, and then type in WindowsUpdate without a space. Click on the newly created key and create a 32-bit DWORD called DisableOSUpgrade with a value of 1. Restart your computer.
Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums
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06 Nov 2015   #5
MTS52

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

In case anyone is curious this is what the app looks like.
It makes it very simple to deal with the upgrade process.

View image: GWX control panel
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07 Nov 2015   #6
Monster212

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-M-Mate-x64
 
 

thanks for this info i have installed the app and it works and is super easy...
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01 Dec 2015   #7
wiganken

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
As well as upgrade to Win 10 it stops Win Updates

I tried this and then ran "Windows Update" which failed with a message "Windows could not search for new Updates" and displayed "Error Code 80244019". Registry key DisableOSUpgrade = 1 doesn't only stop OS upgrade to Win 10 it stops Windows Update as well so it is no use? I changed the DWORD value to 0 and was able to use Windows Update again. Any other suggestions to only disable upgrade to Win 10 without affecting other Windows updates please?
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01 Dec 2015   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wiganken View Post
I tried this and then ran "Windows Update" which failed with a message "Windows could not search for new Updates" and displayed "Error Code 80244019". Registry key DisableOSUpgrade = 1 doesn't only stop OS upgrade to Win 10 it stops Windows Update as well so it is no use? I changed the DWORD value to 0 and was able to use Windows Update again. Any other suggestions to only disable upgrade to Win 10 without affecting other Windows updates please?
Hello wiganken,

This should work for you.

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums
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02 Dec 2015   #9
wiganken

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for replying but what you suggest I do is exactly what I did do but it stopped Windows Update search completely. Message displayed: - "Windows could not search for new Updates" and displayed "Error Code 80244019".
I want something that allows Windows update to search for updates as normal but prevents Windows 10 from being installed. Any other suggestions are welcome.
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02 Dec 2015   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That by itself shouldn't cause any issues to Windows Update since it's only a policy to disable the "Upgrade to Windows 10" update.

Did you do anything else that may have adversely affected Windows Update?

To be safe, do a full scan of your system with an AV program such as Malwarebytes Free to make sure your system is clean.

If it comes back as clean and you are not having network issues, then you might see if resetting Windows update using OPTION THREE below may help.

Windows Update - Reset
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