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Windows 7: GPEDIT.MSC blocks win10 upgrade (finally) can I automate with script?

25 Jan 2016   #1

64 bit win7 pro
GPEDIT.MSC blocks win10 upgrade (finally) can I automate with script?

I followed a post by "Brink" which says that using gpedit.msc on win 7 and 8 "pro" machines one can block the win10 upgrade by through Group Policy Objects by "enabling" and therefore blocking OS upgrades to the latest version through win update.

I did this manually and even later tried to upgrade that machine to win10 and it could not do it. Hahahaha finally a fairly simple means of blocking win10.

I work with several hundred customers and therefore several thousand win7 pro machines and would like to automate this change with a script, or bat or .reg file. I tried to customize a .reg file to do this and it made changes in the registry similar to what the gpedit.msc did but it did not make the changes in the gpedit.msc console and later it still tried to upgrade to win 10.

I am not a win 10 hater my work uses proprietary software that just only works with win7 pro...Any ideas thanks very much Gordo

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25 Jan 2016   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Gordon, :)

You could use step 3 in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below to disable the "Upgrade to Windows 10" update with a .reg file.

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums
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25 Jan 2016   #3

64 bit win7 pro

Oh Thanks so much Shawn I didn't realize that there were several different options for each desired outcome on that post if that makes sense.....

I will use that and test in house but thanks Gordon
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25 Jan 2016   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Gordon. Please let us know how it went. :)
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