1.    07 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    Win 10 upgrade failed. How to prevent it from being tried again?


    Aloha,

    I've got a couple of Win 8.1 machines where I discovered that the upgrade to Win 10 was attempted (and I did not ask for this) and failed. At this point I really don't want to install Win 10, I just want to prevent my machines from trying to install it again.

    I've done some searching, and the registry fix and removing the one windows update seem like they won't work at this stage (i.e. Win 10 has already been downloaded).

    So, what can I do to prevent the Win 10 upgrade from running?

    Mahalo,

    Harry Z.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    07 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,372
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    The upgrade doesn't run by itself, you have to start it.

    I think what you are talking about are the errors you see in Windows Update history. Everyone seems to have some of them which happened during the download phase of the upgrade.
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  3.    07 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 1,929
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10

    disable the GWX.exe service/process through task manager
    rename GWX folder in system32 and syswow64
    right click on update through windows update and select hide
    Delete $Windows.~BT and $Windows.~WS folders if hidden on HDD
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  4.    10 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    The upgrade doesn't run by itself, you have to start it.

    I think what you are talking about are the errors you see in Windows Update history. Everyone seems to have some of them which happened during the download phase of the upgrade.
    Mahalo for the quick reply. So the update downloads automatically??? I did not know this.

    Since the download appeared to fail, how do I keep it from downloading again?

    Mahalo,

    Harry Z.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    10 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyhi View Post
    disable the GWX.exe service/process through task manager
    rename GWX folder in system32 and syswow64
    right click on update through windows update and select hide
    Delete $Windows.~BT and $Windows.~WS folders if hidden on HDD
    Mahalo for the reply. I can do most of what you suggest, but there is no "upgrade to Win 10" listed in windows update for me to hide it.

    Mahalo,

    Harry Z.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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