Oct
22

Preventing update to Windows 10 from Windows 7/8.1

By david  //  Technical Tips  //  Comments Off on Preventing update to Windows 10 from Windows 7/8.1

Many Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users will want to keep their current operating system.
To disable the Windows 10 update notifications, follow these steps.
For a permanent disabling, follow steps 1, 2, and 3.
To leave open the possibility of a future OS upgrade, follow steps 1 and 3, skipping step 2.

1)  Uninstall the following updates through Windows Update, if they have already been downloaded.

For Windows 8.1:
Run these 2 batch files (Administrator rights may be required).
A reboot will be prompted after each KB is uninstalled.

Remove KB3035583
 

Remove KB2976978
Information on KB3035583
Information on KB2976978

 

For Windows 7:
Run these 2 batch files (Administrator rights may be required).
A reboot will be prompted after each KB is uninstalled.

Remove KB3035583
 

Remove KB2952664
Information on KB3035583
Information on KB2952664

 

2)  Apply either group policy updates, or 2 registry updates recommended by Microsoft.
(Download the registry updates hereRegistry Update File)

Microsoft has details of the registry changes here: KB3080351

Keys:
Subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
DWORD value: DisableOSUpgrade = 1

Subkey: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade
DWORD value: ReservationsAllowed = 0

 

3)  Manually hide updates KB3035583, KB2976978, KB2952664 using the Control Panel.

Hiding Instructions from sevenforums.com

 

 

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