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Windows 7: Windows 10 ready to install preventing Windows 7 updates.

07 Jan 2017   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I'm think it is a fake GWX (Get Windows Ten). To the best of my memory Microsoft stopped offering GWX update (KB) months ago.


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07 Jan 2017   #12

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1

^^ I suspect the same. That's why I asked for a screen shot. :) ^^

Or maybe it's THIS

(Attribution to @cliff S, who posted this over at

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07 Jan 2017   #13

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

@tinman9898 @Layback Bear

A quick google did find a few Fake install screen fakes doing the rounds so this could be the case here -most are harmless but some may have a nasty payload.

I would suggest running a deep full malware scan to be sure

Assuming this returns clear I would suggest that you use the GWX Control Panel to remove any GWX content from the system and then as Microsoft is not running the free update at present simply uninstalling the GWX Control Panel is perfectly safe to do without the old worry of GWX returning
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08 Jan 2017   #14

windows 7

Have run 'Never 10' and still have the same problem. GWX does not appear to be on the pc, it was before but seems to have been removed- Not a virus as I have run CCleaner, Comodo, Malwarebytes, Superantispyware and Spywareblaster. Have also tried the Windows update reset Bats and the message still remains. I went through the list of updates which returned errors when Windows update tried to update automatically and downloaded them individually and installed manually but I would really like to get Windows update working normally. I would attach a pic of the message (Spanish version of windows but basically says 'Windows 10 is ready to install` restart etc.) but only allows a link in the reply. When restarting nothing happens, just boots back into 7 and won't allow to check for updates as an update needs to be installed first.
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08 Jan 2017   #15

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

You'd need to use Go Advanced to see a paperclip icon in the reply editor to attach images to upload
Spanish probably won't help :)
Use this one to disable install updates on shutdown,
Shut Down Windows - Enable or Disable "Install Updates and Shut Down"
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09 Jan 2017   #16

windows 7

Here is a pic of the message in Windows update (Spanish version of Windows)... Rough translation - The windows 10 update is ready, it is neccessary to restart. If you click check for updates in the left hand pane a message comes up saying something similar to - you cannot check for updates until the windows 10 update as been installed. If I set windows update to automatically check and install updates it returns a list of updates in the update history with error in brackets next to each one. I have downoaded each one individually from Microsoft and installed manually, successfully, after stopping the Windows update service. Rebooting after each installation. I had a problem on my English version Netbook where Windows update would get stuck on searching for updates for many hours at a time and fixed it by stopping Windows update then getting the most recent version of Update agent and installing it manually, then allowing to run until it first found all the updates it then found updates a lot faster at each subsequent check. Would this help in this case?

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09 Jan 2017   #17

windows 7

I have run the most recent Windows 7 Microsoft fixit tool for Windows update. Other than resetting everything such as last check for updates etc. to never, underneath, the Windows 10 message persists.
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13 Jan 2017   #18

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

Hi Tinman,
couple things for you to try, see screenshots do them in seperate sessions

REBOOT after each please


If these fail have togo the hard way
please create a system image try Macrium

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