How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8

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  1. Posts : 757
    Win10 Pro 64-bit
       #961

    Brds7t7 said:
    OvenMaster said:
    I am seriously considering not updating Windows until after July 29, now, just to avoid problems.
    If I do ever upgrade, it won't be within this free upgrade period. It'll be when I'm good and ready to. My systems run fine with 7 on. This "free" offer has done nothing to entice me on to Windows 10 yet, in fact it's put me off it a little with the way they've been ramming it down our throats.
    If I want it in future, I'll go and buy retail versions, as I did with Windows 7. And if I still don't find it appealing then I'll switch to something else. 2020 is a few years away yet and I'm sure, by that time, there will be other options to consider. Windows 10 might even be something that appeals to me more as it develops over time. But as it stands now, I'm just not interested.
    Exactly right. If I want a copy of an OS badly enough, I'll pay for it.
    What I should have said, however, was, "I am seriously considering not running Windows Update until after July 29, just to avoid problems."
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  2. Posts : 1,797
    Win 7 Ultimate, Win 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
       #962

    Sorry OvenMaster, I thought you meant upgrading.
    I've turned off WU now anyway. Not because the updates particularly worry me, I just avoid the ones I don't feel are necessary, but because of the way Windows update fails to work a lot of the time lately. I just manually download the security updates and skip the rest, unless it's designed to fix crashes, problems. Most of the recommended updates of late don't appear to be adding anything of benefit.
    My system has been running fine and I have no problem spending 10 minutes a month downloading and installing the security updates manually.
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  3. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #963

    Yep looks like the only place to get them soon enough :)
    Microsoft change location of some security updates May Patch Tuesday
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  4. Posts : 1,797
    Win 7 Ultimate, Win 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
       #964

    ThrashZone said:
    Yep looks like the only place to get them soon enough :)
    Microsoft change location of some security updates May Patch Tuesday
    MS making things easier for people as always!
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  5. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #965

    Yep at least you're used to it now :)
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  6. Posts : 1,797
    Win 7 Ultimate, Win 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
       #966

    I just hope they don't stop manual updates altogether! I think that's highly unlikely though. While I use WU in my VM's (when it works) for testing, I don't use it on my main systems.
    So manual update files are a big help for me at the moment.
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  7. Posts : 1,606
    Windows `10 Professional 64bit
       #967

    Brds7t7 said:
    I just hope they don't stop manual updates altogether! I think that's highly unlikely though. While I use WU in my VM's (when it works) for testing, I don't use it on my main systems.
    So manual update files are a big help for me at the moment.
    Manual updates have been a lifesaver for me.

    I have had updates fail to install so many times. When I go to manual updates they install every time.

    Therefore MS will stop them.
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  8. Posts : 1,797
    Win 7 Ultimate, Win 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
       #968

    [/QUOTE]Therefore MS will stop them.[/QUOTE]

    you say that with a lack of faith? Oh wait... Yeah this is MS we're talking about!

    Buggered up your quote there! Oops!
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  9. Posts : 1,167
    W10 32 bit, XUbuntu 18.xx 64 bit
       #969

    Brds7t7 said:
    OvenMaster said:
    I am seriously considering not updating Windows until after July 29, now, just to avoid problems.
    If I do ever upgrade, it won't be within this free upgrade period. It'll be when I'm good and ready to. My systems run fine with 7 on. This "free" offer has done nothing to entice me on to Windows 10 yet, in fact it's put me off it a little with the way they've been ramming it down our throats.
    If I want it in future, I'll go and buy retail versions, as I did with Windows 7. And if I still don't find it appealing then I'll switch to something else. 2020 is a few years away yet and I'm sure, by that time, there will be other options to consider. Windows 10 might even be something that appeals to me more as it develops over time. But as it stands now, I'm just not interested.

    Backup your windows 7 install, upgrade to 10, make sure it activates, restore windows 7 from an image backup then you are set, when ready do a clean install or upgrade at any time This way your system will always have some type of entitlement.
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  10. Posts : 1,797
    Win 7 Ultimate, Win 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
       #970

    I was considering doing this a few months ago, but after much thought I decided that there isn't much point me doing that really. By the time (if ever) I do decide to upgrade, I'll have upgraded to new system/hardware by then. I'm happy just to buy a boxed product I can transfer whenever I like, if that's the case.
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