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Windows 7: Windows update keeps Downloading Windows 10 and not updating

12 Sep 2016   #1
Edhead

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Windows update keeps Downloading Windows 10 and not updating

Hello, for some reason every time I try to update my laptop, it attempts to download windows 10 and gets stuck at "Getting start up files" Does anyone have any idea what the problem is with this?


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12 Sep 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
The free offer expired July 29th I believe so that might be why it's stalling.
Just right click the win-10 update and select Hide.
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12 Sep 2016   #3
Edhead

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

That is the problem though, it doesn't show anything, I try to install updates and it automatically attempts to download it.
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12 Sep 2016   #4
Edhead

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
The free offer expired July 29th I believe so that might be why it's stalling.
Just right click the win-10 update and select Hide.
That is the problem though, it doesn't show anything, I try to install updates and it automatically attempts to download it.
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12 Sep 2016   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Change your update settings to these and possibly you'll be able to hide it.
Windows Update Settings - Change
Windows update keeps Downloading Windows 10 and not updating-update-settings.jpg


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12 Sep 2016   #6
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Hi Edhead,

If ThrashZone's suggestion doesn't work, try this:

Open Start Menu

Type regedit in the search box

Navigate to this key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate

Right Click the blank space on the right and select New 32-Bit DWORD

Name it:

DisableOSUpgrade

Set the value to 1

Reboot and run Windows Update. See if Windows update has reverted to the normal updates.
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12 Sep 2016   #7
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

As its allready in a loop,
follow the instructions in the screenshot.

Roy


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12 Sep 2016   #8
cajuntiger

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have an IDontWantWindows10 script which comes in handy.


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12 Sep 2016   #9
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hi
Why don't you resolved the very 1st issue, that is Windows 10.
Remove the Windows 10 from your laptop before update.
Since it is blocking your current updates.

After remove all components related to Windows 10.
Finally then do the updates.
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13 Sep 2016   #10
Edhead

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
As its allready in a loop,
follow the instructions in the screenshot.

Roy
Thank you everyone for your tips, but none seem to be working. I get "Error: The system cannot find the file specified." When I try to follow the screenshot!

It keeps trying to download it, I don't know how to get rid of windows 10 from my computer completely.

Sorry for having to keep asking!
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