Windows 10: Windows10 keeps trying to update - how to avoid Solved

  1.    10 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows10 keeps trying to update - how to avoid


    I had reserved my copy of Win10, but then revoked the reservation as I want to control the download and installation my self.
    But even after I revoked the reservation, well before Win10 was release, my laptop still seems to have downloaded the Win10 install files.

    Now it tries to update every day. Luckely it fails every time, with error code 80240020.

    But how can I get rid of this?

    I already removed the KB which installed the Win10 reservation tool. (KB3035583)
    Also the GWX directory is gone.

    Any ideas???
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    Windows 10 Pro 1803 64 bit
       10 Aug 2015 #2

    Open Windows Update and hide the Windows 10 update.

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  3.    10 Aug 2015 #3

    Phone Man said: View Post
    Open Windows Update and hide the Windows 10 update.

    Not possible. It's not listed among the available updates. Only when I go to "update history" is there a failed entry every day.
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  4.    10 Aug 2015 #4

    Click Start (or press Windows key + S for Windows 8.1 users)

    Type: view installed updates

    Hit Enter on your keyboard

    Look through the list for the KB3035583 and KB2976978 update.

    Right click each update and click Uninstall
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  5.    10 Aug 2015 #5

    As I mentioned at the start of this thread, KB3035583 is already unistalled and hidden.
    KB2976978 is not installed, as I am on Windows7.
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  7.    12 Aug 2015 #7

    letmein said: View Post
    No, didn't help. Today got another line saying "Upgrade to Windows 10 Home" -> Failed
    in the update history.
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  8.    12 Aug 2015 #8

    If no one else responds with a solution you can contact Microsoft support ( Looks like your in Belgium )
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  9.    25 Aug 2015 #9

    The solution mentioned in this thread has solved the issue:

    Plus all the other things I did (see above).
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