Windows 10: Any idea why the DisableOSUpgrade is missing in my windows 7 registry? Solved

  1.    23 Nov 2015 #1

    Any idea why the DisableOSUpgrade is missing in my windows 7 registry?

    Hi folks,

    I have been using the excellent reg edit tutorial on this site to disable upgrading to 10

    I like to go manually into the registry without downloading the app to do it, and it has worked well on one my windows 7 partitions.

    However on my other windows 7 partition I cant see the
    DisableOSUpgrade DWORD

    in the registry key

    Any ideas why it is missing, I am sure I am logged on as admin and also have enabled hidden files and folders?

    The size of that partition is 60GB.

    Thanks very much for any suggestions.
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  2.    23 Nov 2015 #2

    You could right click and create a new DWORD "DisableOSUpgrade" in that location and then set it to 1 (this is what the script to disable it from the tutorial does anyway)
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    ; Created by: Shawn Brink
    ; Tutorial:
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       23 Nov 2015 #3

    Hello Joe, :)

    That is a group policy setting that will only be in the registry when the policy is enabled.

    In the tutorial, I provided two options to enable the policy. One automatically in Registry Editor with .reg file , and two in Local Group Policy Editor.

    The .reg files are not apps, but will just automatically add or remove the DWORD in the registry when merged.
    Last edited by Brink; 23 Nov 2015 at 11:16. Reason: typo
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  4.    23 Nov 2015 #4

    Thank you all for replies. That has worked a dream, in windows 7 for me, Thank you Shawn.

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       23 Nov 2015 #5

    Glad we could help Joe. :)
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