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Windows 7: How to prevent Windows 10 upgrade now and in the future

02 Dec 2015   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thanks. I'll give it a try and re-post with results in a couple of days (I want to run Windows Update several times after a few re-boots to see if the problem has really been sorted). I don't want to say it is fixed until I have proved Windows Update works consistently. Thanks again. Ken.

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05 Dec 2015   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I followed your Option 3 and ran the batch file. I have run Windows Update several times now with DWORD "DisableOSUpgrade" switched ON (1) and the Search works fine now so the problem seems fixed. Thank you.
Are we sure that "DisableOSUpgrade" works when switched ON because Windows Update re-offered me "Optional" update KB3035583 which is the update that puts the "Upgrade to Windows 10" icon in the Notification area? It may be that the icon would have been placed there (if I had not deselected it) but perhaps "DisableOSUpgrade" would have stopped it working had I tried it?
I am not able to mark this thread as solved because it is not my thread but it is solved (apart from the question above) as far as my part in it is concerned. Thanks again
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05 Dec 2015   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

GWX Control panel has recently been updated to v.1.6
It now has the ability to monitor when windows changes any settings that have been made using GWX.
It monitors in real time and gives balloon tips when changes occur.
You can download either the installer or standalone version and checksums are provided.
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