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Windows 7: How to Stop Windows 10 Upgrade

18 May 2016   #1
PlasticTopHat

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
How to Stop Windows 10 Upgrade

Today everyone got an evil little popup that says we're automatically scheduled for a Windows 10 upgrade. After being pestered by these popups for months, it was quite natural for my mom to just close the popup instead of clicking Cancel Upgrade. I would have done the same thing if her computer hadn't started upgrading before I booted my computer.

My Windows 7, when I canceled the upgrade, said I could easily revert back to Windows 7 within 31 days if I tried the upgrade.

My questions:
1. Will there be any side effects of upgrading and reverting if I decide to try out Windows 10?
2. Is it easy to revert back?
3. Is there any way to stop the upgrade while it's happening? (My mom's is a Windows 8).


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18 May 2016   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Remove KB3035583 and then if it shows up again, deselect it and right click on it and "Hide". Reboot the PC and the Get Win 10 icon should be gone. Keep a check on the updates as the KB3035583 can appear again.

However, if you want to try Win 10, first backup any user data to some other removable media in case it gets inadvertently deleted. Or another way is to back up (Image) the entire drive to an external drive, using a program such as the free Macrium Reflect (if you don't have a backup program). Then if you don't like Win 10 its merely the process of restoring your drive from the backup.

Here is the tutorial from the Windows 10 forum on how to revert back, if you go this route.
Windows 10 - Go Back to Previous Windows - Windows 10 Forums
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18 May 2016   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea win-10 return trip back probably won't work very well so you should at the least create a system image to another hard drive in advance of upgrading
Imaging with free Macrium

About all else you can do is reschedule or cancel
Windows 10 upgrade: How-to information on scheduling and notifications
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18 May 2016   #4
PlasticTopHat

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Thanks, everyone! In the end we just let it finish the upgrade and now we have it switching back to Windows 8. Hopefully everything goes smoothly.
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18 May 2016   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Hope so too but system imaging is a lot more reliable at undoing upgrades.
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