Windows 10: Sick and tired of not being able to not download Win 10 Solved

  1.    09 Dec 2015 #1

    Sick and tired of not being able to not download Win 10


    I have an older laptop that Windows itself says is not suitable for Win 10. It keeps trying to download it whenever I try to install Win 7 updates. I have uninstalled every update to Win 7 that is suppose to stop this, and made a change or 2 to the registry that I found, but nothing stops it from downloading when trying to update Window . I am right now going ahead with the updates of which the Win 10 is the first thing that downloads. If it installs and screws up my laptop can I sue Microsoft?? Kind of joking, but am sick and tired of fighting the download and maybe the install.
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  2. Posts : 710
    Windows 10 home 64bit 1511 (OSbuild 10586.63)
       09 Dec 2015 #2

    Um I would think if the laptop was not suitable for windows 10 you would not have that option. There is a update that puts a get windows 10 icon on your computer.
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  3. Posts : 4,771
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       09 Dec 2015 #3

    Maddad said: View Post
    I have an older laptop that Windows itself says is not suitable for Win 10. It keeps trying to download it whenever I try to install Win 7 updates. I have uninstalled every update to Win 7 that is suppose to stop this, and made a change or 2 to the registry that I found, but nothing stops it from downloading when trying to update Window . I am right now going ahead with the updates of which the Win 10 is the first thing that downloads. If it installs and screws up my laptop can I sue Microsoft?? Kind of joking, but am sick and tired of fighting the download and maybe the install.
    If you old laptop is not "suitable for Win 10", then there is a good chance the install will fail and you will be back to your Win 7.
    If that becomes a reality, have a look at this tutorial :
    Enable or Disable Upgrade to Windows 10 in Windows Update for Windows 7 and 8.1
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...s-7-8-1-a.html

    Use Option One. It's easiest.
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  4.    09 Dec 2015 #4

    If you get stuck back on Windows 7, people have had good luck getting rid of Windows 10 upgrade nagging with GWX Control Panel:
    Ultimate Outsider - Software Downloads
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  5. Posts : 375
    Windows 10 Home x64
       09 Dec 2015 #5

    I can vouch for the program that NavyLCDR linked in the post, I use it on my wife's laptop/notebook, she doesn't want to move to W10 at this time. She'd get periodic nag screens that would pop up and of course the update logo in the notification bar.

    Downloaded and installed GWX Control Panel on her laptop, and it took care of the problem, no more nag screens popping up, and we set it to remove the upgrade icon too. You can just click to "enable" at such time a user is ready to upgrade, in your case it doesn't sound like that's going to happen so this should be just want you need.

    Also can be set to monitor so it doesn't (W10) start all over again with the update logo and pop up nag screens.

    P.S. Download the installer, doing it that way it puts that program in "Programs and Features" and it can be uninstalled from control panel.
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  6.    09 Dec 2015 #6

    I tried all the above, and a few more, all that I could find, and have done every kind of search available. I went ahead this afternoon and had 22 updates to install. I did that even though it said it was downloading, not installing, Win 10. Well it looks like Win 10 didn't download, but all the other updates seem to have installed. Know that by looking at the installed updates have been installed. BUT, Windows update still says they need to be installed, but when I try to install them again, it sets at downloading updates and says 0 copied and stays there for hours and never re-downloads them. Sigh!
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  7. Posts : 375
    Windows 10 Home x64
       10 Dec 2015 #7

    You're saying you did download/install GWX Control Panel http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/ from the link NavyLCDR posted?

    That will stop W10 right now today, and monitor for future attempts of W10 being downloaded and installed.

    I'm not sure if the other problems with windows update are W10 related, 22 updates is quite a few at one time, my wife still uses Win7 Home and she only had 7 or 8 on the 8th of this month.

    First thing, get the stopping of the W10 upgrade fixed, mark this thread resolved. Then start a new thread in the Installation and Setup or Windows Updates and Activation forums if the windows update issue of updates not installing still exists.
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  8.    10 Dec 2015 #8

    Tried GWX a month or so ago. I searched google and of course there are a lot of ways to fix it, and I tried them all. I'll just live with it for now. Oh, I think I had so many updates because there were 2 months of them. I don't use the laptop very often.
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  9. Posts : 375
    Windows 10 Home x64
       10 Dec 2015 #9

    Ah, that explains all the updates, thanks for adding that info Maddad. As I stated I found GWX Control Panel to work great for my needs, my wife was complaining about the near daily W10 nag screens and that program fixed it for her (me)

    Too bad it's not working out for you Especially a PIA since supposedly your laptop can't even run W10.

    I had to check the "Using GWX Control Panel" http://blog.ultimateoutsider.com/201...ly-remove.html to see how to use it, and what all it can do.

    It will remove everything relating to W10 from your laptop, and monitor to allow the user to stop it from getting re-enabled. Please re-read the help information at the link above and try again Maddad, this worked for me, and it should work for you too. You shouldn't have to put up with the bullying, and social engineering from MS attempting to force W10 on all users.
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