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Windows 7: Disabling WIN10 Upgrade for WIN7 64 bit

03 Jun 2016   #1
BobFam

WIN7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
Disabling WIN10 Upgrade for WIN7 64 bit

I have a friend with WIN7 64 bit just like me. He received a message about upgrading to WIN10. He clicked on the X at the top right. It downloaded the update but he did not install it. It keeps asking about installing the upgrade.
What can he do to remove the WIN10 upgrade download?

What can we do to permanently remove any request to upgrade. Neither of us are computer gurus. We need a step by step simple procedure to stop any updates or requests for WIN10.

We have no desire for WIN10. Thanks, Bob.


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03 Jun 2016   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The simplest way is to use a tool that automates the change of settings required to prevent the forced downgrade to Windows 10. Download the Never10 utility and it will disable the Win10 download. Extensive documentation and explanations are on its site.
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03 Jun 2016   #3
BobFam

WIN7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Thanks. I ran the exe and all it did was to give a window that said "Windows Update Standalone Installer". It also said "Searching for Updates on this Computer". It ran for 15 minutes and found nothing and I tried to stop it with the Cancel button. It would not stop. I went to the Task Manager to stop it. It did not stop. I even deleted the never10.exe. I finally had to restart the computer. Bob.
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06 Jun 2016   #4
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