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Windows 7: Windows 10 is waiting in Updates, don't want it

08 Sep 2015   #1
clemenzina

W7 Pro 64-bit | W10 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Windows 10 is waiting in Updates, don't want it

My "work" system, which I'll call "this laptop", is Windows 7 Pro. I have another laptop with the same system and it installed updates a little while ago, so I thought I'd better check this laptop so I could install the updates in a controlled fashion.

However, when I went into Windows Update in Control Panel I saw, to my horror, that Windows 10 was waiting to install and there's no option to remove it.

I have since cancelled my reservation and uninstalled KB3035583, done a system restore, everything I can think of, but every time I go into Control Panel it's still there.



The "Get Windows 10" icon has gone from Taskbar.

I do have Windows 10 on another laptop (yes, I've got a lot of them), but cannot have it on this laptop because vital software is incompatible.

Please can someone help me out of the terrifying hole I've got myself into.


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08 Sep 2015   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello Clementzina have found this and I like you do not want 10 or any part ie that irritating reminder
How to Get Rid of Windows 10 Upgrade Notification in Windows 7 & 8

Am going to try it myself actually .
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08 Sep 2015   #3
clemenzina

W7 Pro 64-bit | W10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I thought I had cancelled the reservation but must have only done it on my other Windows 7 laptop. Now it's gone past that stage on "this laptop", Windows 10 is waiting to install itself in Windows Update, as per my screenshot and therefore I can't install normal Win7 updates.

Thanks for trying
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08 Sep 2015   #4
derekimo

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08 Sep 2015   #5
clemenzina

W7 Pro 64-bit | W10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
If the Windows 10 update is already downloaded, look in-



If you want to get rid of it, if it shows up there or elsewhere in the main folder, delete it.
You can rename the Download folder & delete it to get rid of everything in it quickly.
When you restart your computer it will be recreated by Windows.
I have done this myself.
This is not speculation.

I unreserved Windows 10 via the Notification Area Windows 10 icon.
This makes any future appearance of it in Windows Update something that won't happen.

I also have Windows Update set to notify me about updates but not to download any unless I choose to download them.
As per the above, I renamed and deleted the Download folder, then rebooted - but the Download folder has not been recreated. Do I need to be concerned?

Also, the Windows 10 update is still waiting in Windows Update to be installed.

The "Shut Down" button is showing that updates are waiting to be installed but I dare not use it because I don't know if it will install Windows 10.

Oh dear.
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08 Sep 2015   #6
derekimo

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Did you read the rest of that thread? The other posts below that with the link provided are what solved it I believe.
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09 Sep 2015   #7
clemenzina

W7 Pro 64-bit | W10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I couldn't understand the rest of the thread, but it seemed to refer to a scheduled Win10 update, which mine was not. I could not identify a scenario the same as mine. Sorry. I am completely fuddled.
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09 Sep 2015   #8
derekimo

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I see you posted there too so you should get some useful help between the two threads.
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09 Sep 2015   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm Derek seems to me that Microsoft have made a real pigs ear of this one - almost like being bullied into using that 10 system
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09 Sep 2015   #10
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Hmm Derek seems to me that Microsoft have made a real pigs ear of this one - almost like being bullied into using that 10 system
I had it reserved and after a week of waiting for it past the 29th, I just unreserved it and haven't been "bullied" into anything.

There's a lot of variables involved...
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