How do we remove the disable Windows 10 registry entry?

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  1. Posts : 1,606
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    How do we remove the disable Windows 10 registry entry?


    I guess it is time for me to bite the bullet and let Windows 10 install in at least a couple of my computers but I don't know how to remove the registry entry which I assume will prevent Windows 10 from installing.

    I tried Googling it but failed.

    See graphic to identify the entry I sent to the registry.

    Many thanks for your help.
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  2. Posts : 1,992
    10 Pro x64
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    If you choose edit on it it will open in notepad and show you what it put in but it is most likely this one.

    Subkey: HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx
    DWORD value: DisableGwx = 1

    This one I believe is only off GPO on a domain (that's how i'm using it on 2008 R2 server)
    Subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
    DWORD value: DisableOSUpgrade = 1

    Change the values of the ones you do have to 0 and reboot then you should get the prompt in a bit to do it.
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  3. Posts : 1,606
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       #3

    Sorry.

    I thought I had posted a thank you but I can't see it here.

    Thank you for the help. It is most appreciated.

    Never could have found it by myself.

    Have already done three computers., Two more to go.

    Yes, I'm a computerholic.
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  4. Posts : 1,992
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    jadinolf said:
    Have already done three computers., Two more to go.

    Yes, I'm a computerholic.
    Np, Aren't we all.
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  5. Posts : 1,606
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    rvcjew said:
    jadinolf said:
    Have already done three computers., Two more to go.

    Yes, I'm a computerholic.
    Np, Aren't we all.
    Yeah, I guess there are many of us around, rcjew
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  6. Posts : 1,606
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    Thank you very much.
    It worked, of course.

    Most appreciated.

    (this is the post I couldn't see).

    I must learn to push buttons.
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  7. Posts : 17,322
    Win 10 Pro x64
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    jadinolf said:
    I guess it is time for me to bite the bullet and let Windows 10 install in at least a couple of my computers but I don't know how to remove the registry entry which I assume will prevent Windows 10 from installing.

    I tried Googling it but failed.

    See graphic to identify the entry I sent to the registry.

    Many thanks for your help.
    Just an FYI for future reference, that tutorial with the reg file you posted, has one to enable it as well.

    Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

    That would be back to default,

    How do we remove the disable Windows 10 registry entry?-2016-05-20_21h47_24.png
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  8. Posts : 1,606
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    For the record, I started the download and install process at 2:00 P.M. on May 19 and the process was done at 10:00 P.M.

    Then the fun began - programs not responding, lockups, forced reboots, BSODs etc. I went to bed at 2:00 A.M. on May 20.

    Got up at 5 something May 20 to work on the problems. Gave up about an hour later a cranked up Macrium Reflect and went back to Windows 7.

    This was my second bad experience with Windows 10. Problem was on another computer.

    I do have 10 on another computer which I am dual booting 7 and 10 but that was a clean install which might explain the fact that the only problems I've had were related to updates which Microsoft eventually fixed. Also, the only non-Microsoft programs installed are Ccleaner, Xyplorer and Firefox.

    I think I'll stick with Win 7 to the end.

    Thanks for the info dereckimo.:)
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  9. Posts : 17,322
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    I wouldn't have used the windows update method myself, if I wanted to do an upgrade I would just download the ISO and used the method here,

    Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums
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  10. Posts : 1,606
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    derekimo said:
    I wouldn't have used the windows update method myself, if I wanted to do an upgrade I would just download the ISO and used the method here,

    Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums
    I know but I just wanted to experience the process.

    Thanks
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