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Windows 7: How do we remove the disable Windows 10 registry entry?

19 May 2016   #1
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
How do we remove the disable Windows 10 registry entry?

I guess it is time for me to bite the bullet and let Windows 10 install in at least a couple of my computers but I don't know how to remove the registry entry which I assume will prevent Windows 10 from installing.

I tried Googling it but failed.

See graphic to identify the entry I sent to the registry.

Many thanks for your help.




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19 May 2016   #2
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you choose edit on it it will open in notepad and show you what it put in but it is most likely this one.

Subkey: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx
DWORD value: DisableGwx = 1

This one I believe is only off GPO on a domain (that's how i'm using it on 2008 R2 server)
Subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
DWORD value: DisableOSUpgrade = 1

Change the values of the ones you do have to 0 and reboot then you should get the prompt in a bit to do it.
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19 May 2016   #3
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Sorry.

I thought I had posted a thank you but I can't see it here.

Thank you for the help. It is most appreciated.

Never could have found it by myself.

Have already done three computers., Two more to go.

Yes, I'm a computerholic.
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19 May 2016   #4
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
Have already done three computers., Two more to go.

Yes, I'm a computerholic.
Np, Aren't we all.
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19 May 2016   #5
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
Have already done three computers., Two more to go.

Yes, I'm a computerholic.
Np, Aren't we all.
Yeah, I guess there are many of us around, rcjew
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19 May 2016   #6
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thank you very much.
It worked, of course.

Most appreciated.

(this is the post I couldn't see).

I must learn to push buttons.
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20 May 2016   #7
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jadinolf View Post
I guess it is time for me to bite the bullet and let Windows 10 install in at least a couple of my computers but I don't know how to remove the registry entry which I assume will prevent Windows 10 from installing.

I tried Googling it but failed.

See graphic to identify the entry I sent to the registry.

Many thanks for your help.
Just an FYI for future reference, that tutorial with the reg file you posted, has one to enable it as well.

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

That would be back to default,

How do we remove the disable Windows 10 registry entry?-2016-05-20_21h47_24.png


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21 May 2016   #8
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

For the record, I started the download and install process at 2:00 P.M. on May 19 and the process was done at 10:00 P.M.

Then the fun began - programs not responding, lockups, forced reboots, BSODs etc. I went to bed at 2:00 A.M. on May 20.

Got up at 5 something May 20 to work on the problems. Gave up about an hour later a cranked up Macrium Reflect and went back to Windows 7.

This was my second bad experience with Windows 10. Problem was on another computer.

I do have 10 on another computer which I am dual booting 7 and 10 but that was a clean install which might explain the fact that the only problems I've had were related to updates which Microsoft eventually fixed. Also, the only non-Microsoft programs installed are Ccleaner, Xyplorer and Firefox.

I think I'll stick with Win 7 to the end.

Thanks for the info dereckimo.
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21 May 2016   #9
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I wouldn't have used the windows update method myself, if I wanted to do an upgrade I would just download the ISO and used the method here,

Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums
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21 May 2016   #10
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
I wouldn't have used the windows update method myself, if I wanted to do an upgrade I would just download the ISO and used the method here,

Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums
I know but I just wanted to experience the process.

Thanks
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