Windows 10: Almost FORCED to upgrade 7 to 10 ??? NO!!! Help me stop this!!!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
  1. glnz's Avatar
    Posts : 101
    Dual-boot Win 7 & 10, both Pro 64-bit
       29 Aug 2015 #1

    Almost FORCED to upgrade 7 to 10 ??? NO!!! Help me stop this!!!

    In my Win 7 Pro 64-bit, I just saw the following entry in Windows Logs - System:

    "Installation Ready: The following updates are downloaded and ready for installation. This computer is currently scheduled to install these updates on ‎Saturday, ‎August ‎29, ‎2015 at 5:32 PM:
    - Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro"
    No !!! Don't want to leave Win 7 !!!

    So I immediately went to my Installed Updates and UNinstalled the only recent update, which was Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3077715), which was supposed to be only "August 2015 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems". Well, maybe it was, and something else triggered the Win 10 upgrade entry??

    I am now past the 5:32pm upgrade time and it hasn't happened yet, but I'm scared!! What should I do to prevent the upgrade ???

    Help! It's prowling around upstairs and I need help!!

    PS - My PC is currently dual-booting Win 7 (which I want to save from this monster) and Win 10 (because I upgraded my 8.1 to 10), of course with different partitions on the hard drive. Is it something about the dual-booting with 10 that is infecting my 7?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. XweAponX's Avatar
    Posts : 561
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       29 Aug 2015 #2

    You can delete the system folders that contain the installer, that'll stop it. They are off your C drive, they look like left-over folders from an update. Delete all folders that start with $WINDOWS, there should be two folders.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. glnz's Avatar
    Posts : 101
    Dual-boot Win 7 & 10, both Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       29 Aug 2015 #3

    XweAponX - You are right! But I have only one $Windows folder, with the name "$Windows.~BT" It was created at 5:33pm, very close to the threatened 5:32pm. The stuff inside sort of looks like it's the upgrade.

    So, should I delete it, or rename it to "Almost killed me"?

    And where's the other one?

    Many thanks!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    29 Aug 2015 #4

    Generally, you should stop doing things, of which you do not really know, what they actually do.

    You should now do the following:
    - Install the timezone fix again.
    - If you want to disable the download of the upgrade, you can follow this guide: How to stop the Windows 10 Upgrade from downloading on your system | Windows 10 content from SuperSite for Windows The according upgrade is KB3035583
    - If you want to disable the upgrade notifications, you can folow this guide: Disabling the Windows 10 Upgrade Notification | Windows 10 content from SuperSite for Windows
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5. glnz's Avatar
    Posts : 101
    Dual-boot Win 7 & 10, both Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       29 Aug 2015 #5

    Joergi - Thanks, but KB3035583 is NOT installed and is not showing anywhere. It is also NOT in my hidden list.

    So today's new Windows Logs - System notation that there would be an upgrade was a big surprise. I would not have found it except that I was going through all Event Viewer-type entries to see if I'd managed to clean up my Win 7 OS enough to really start using it.

    Also, I did a search for GWX and have only a Log entry from a while back - no active GWX folders or files.

    Since I don't have KB3035583, should I follow XweAponX's suggestion and delete that $Windows.~BT folder?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    29 Aug 2015 #6

    I ran the Disable_Get_Windows_10.reg batch file from the linked thread and that fixed my PC:
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7. glnz's Avatar
    Posts : 101
    Dual-boot Win 7 & 10, both Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       29 Aug 2015 #7

    XweAponX's advice has worked this time.
    See also
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8. AddRAM's Avatar
    Posts : 2,109
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       30 Aug 2015 #8

    I have been posting the list of updates not to install if you do not Windows 10, at, it`s on my Windows 7 drive (unplugged right now) I`m sure others will list the updates that have to be uninstalled, then when they pop up again in windows update, you have to right click on each update and hide it, we have been going over this for nearly a year now.

    Or you can browse Sevenforums to find a thread with the list, Good Luck :)

    If the above advice worked, then don`t worry about it.

    Also, there is nothing infecting your 7 install, you yourself had to install the Windows 10 updates and started the process, it does not do it by itself.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9.    30 Aug 2015 #9

    Here are the updates to remove/hide in both Windows 7 and 8/8.1:

    • KB 3035583 - According to Microsoft, this update enables "additional capabilities for Windows Update notifications when new updates are available".
    • KB 2952664 - Labeled a compatibility upgrade for upgrading Windows 7, its purpose is to "make improvements to the current operating system in order to ease the upgrade experience to the latest version of Windows".
    • KB 2976978 - A compatibility update for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 which "performs diagnostics on the Windows system [..] to determine whether compatibility issues may be encountered when the latest Windows operating system is installed.
    • KB 3021917 - Does the same as KB 2976978 but on Windows 7.

    Those are the updates currently provided by Microsoft. Microsoft notes that users should not remove or block the updates 3044374 and 2990214 as they are used for Windows Update functionality and not only to upgrade to Windows 10.

    Those are the only ones you need to get rid of, I've seen much longer lists but when you actually examine the updates they aren't just Windows 10 related and have other features/fixes that might be relevant for your system.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10. glnz's Avatar
    Posts : 101
    Dual-boot Win 7 & 10, both Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       30 Aug 2015 #10

    xtcrefugee - Did NOT have kb 3035583, but I had kb2952664 and just now uninstalled it. Good list - thanks.

    EDIT - PROBLEM - kb2952664 has now re-installed itself twice on bootup. And I've set Windows Update to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them".

    Even worse, KB2952664 is already in my "hidden" list.

    How can I stop this?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Related Threads
forced updates in Windows Updates and Activation
I apprieciate the free upgrade but i would like to have the option of what updates i take, i don't want updates for skype or bing so why force them on me
Windows 10 Forced Updates on RTM in Windows Updates and Activation
Microsoft will force Windows 10 Home users to download and install updates to its operating system without any options to turn them off. A final version of the OS, distributed to testers this week, contains a clause in the end user license agreement...
windows 10 forced updates in Windows Updates and Activation
I have just received news with regards to updates for windows 10. Microsoft are going to make these updates mandatory, you will be able to refuse them, but should you wish to download further updates you will have to install the updates you have...
I apologize for this question but i have looked and cannot find the answer. Will Win 10 be a forced download. Will i have the option to install or not. thank you
I have my personal laptop with me at work today. It is now downloading Win10 10166, but its at about 30% and I don't think it will finish by the time I get out of work (in about 30 minutes). Can I just shut down Windows in the middle of the download...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:30.
Find Us