How can I get past Windows 11 install screen?

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  1. Posts : 14
    Windows 10
       #1

    How can I get past Windows 11 install screen?


    This morning my laptop came up with a Windows 11 install screen.
    I'm on Windows 10 and don't want Windows 11.
    The first screen looks like this.
    How can I get past Windows 11 install screen?-img_3527.jpg
    The next one looks like this.
    How can I get past Windows 11 install screen?-img_3528.jpg
    There is no option to opt out.
    How do I get past this without having to upgrade and then having to revert back to Windows 10?
    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 23,172
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4291 (x64) [22H2]
       #2

    @LovelyFlipper


    How to Specify Target Feature Update Version in Windows 10

    If you specify a TargetReleaseVersion the same as the current version, Windows 10 will stay on this version until it reaches end of service. This can also be useful to block an automatic upgrade to Windows 11.
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  3. Posts : 9,785
    Mac OS Catalina
       #3

    List some hard reasons why you do not want to update to 11. Unless you are running some really archaic software or running 10 on archaic hardware there are none.
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  4. Posts : 16,926
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #4

    I suggest that you disconnect from the internet then choose the first of the options in the second diagram*** [just to get an imminent timeframe] and then, as ghot says, use
    Specify Target Feature Update Version - TenForumsTutorials
    then restart the computer and run
    Reset Windows Update - TenForumsTutorials
    [Don't be worried if you see individual error lines while the batch file executes.]
    and then I think you'll be able to continue using the computer normally.

    *** You might get an Admin prompt [earlier non-trapping versions of those Win11 update notices did] and I think you should probably decline it.
    I think it allows your decision to be saved. So no decision saved might well equal no update can take place.
    But I am only speculating as I have never encountered your screens. I had one only a day or so ago and it had an opt-out option.


    If you have a recent system image you could consider restoring it so there is definitely no trace of this forced update attempt and then work through both of those tutorials.
    I think this would be the best solution of all.


    I do not agree with bro67. There are valid reasons to want to stay on Windows 10, the decision ought to be yours and MS has a damn cheek trying to force Windows 11 on you.


    Best of luck,
    Denis
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  5. Posts : 41,455
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #5

    bro67 said:
    List some hard reasons why you do not want to update to 11. Unless you are running some really archaic software or running 10 on archaic hardware there are none.

    This is a link from Microsoft Answers:



    Last updated April 15, 2023

    Views 1,323,982

    Downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...e-e1056591e91f
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  6. Posts : 16,926
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #6

    zbook,

    Have you just edited your url? It worked before but does not now.
    Here's a url that still works
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...e-e1056591e91f


    All the best,
    Denis
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  7. Posts : 9,785
    Mac OS Catalina
       #7

    Ah yes, the Microsoft Answers not a reputable way of backing up a argument. We went through that same with XP to 7, 7 to 10. Also that link is not about the reasons to not upgrade, it is what to do if you have issues, which has always been to do a clean install vs. upgrade from one age of OS to the next.
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  8. Posts : 16,926
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #8

    Flipper,

    You could use this procedure to revert to Windows 10 if you did get forced into Windows 11
    Go Back to Previous Version of Windows in Windows 11 - ElevenForumTutorials

    But I think your Windows 10 system image, if you have one, remains a much better solution.


    All the best,
    Denis
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  9. Posts : 14
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Try3 said:
    I suggest that you disconnect from the internet then choose the first of the options in the second diagram*** [just to get an imminent timeframe] and then, as ghot says, use
    Specify Target Feature Update Version - TenForumsTutorials
    then restart the computer and run
    Reset Windows Update - TenForumsTutorials
    [Don't be worried if you see individual error lines while the batch file executes.]
    and then I think you'll be able to continue using the computer normally.

    *** You might get an Admin prompt [earlier non-trapping versions of those Win11 update notices did] and I think you should probably decline it.
    I think it allows your decision to be saved. So no decision saved might well equal no update can take place.
    But I am only speculating as I have never encountered your screens. I had one only a day or so ago and it had an opt-out option.


    If you have a recent system image you could consider restoring it so there is definitely no trace of this forced update attempt and then work through both of those tutorials.
    I think this would be the best solution of all.


    I do not agree with bro67. There are valid reasons to want to stay on Windows 10, the decision ought to be yours and MS has a damn cheek trying to force Windows 11 on you.


    Best of luck,
    Denis
    Denis,
    Thank you for such a thoughtful reply.
    I took your advice and shut down my WiFi and proceeded to choose the install within the next 24 hours option.
    But two screens later, there was a "Stay on Windows 10" option. Hallelujah!
    I then opened the Local Group Policy Editor. I enabled the target feature update version to Windows 10, Version 21H1.
    I hope that does the trick.
    I also disabled Windows updates for the next month because this damn thing got me so rattled.
    Thank you for your help.

    And my answer to bro67.
    Because I'm an adult and can make decisions about what I want and don't want without asking Microsoft for a hall pass.
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  10. Posts : 16,926
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #10

    "I enabled the target feature update version to Windows 10, Version 21H1"
    Not 22H2?
    Windows 10 Home, Pro EoS - MSDocs
    Windows 11 Home, Pro EoS - MSDocs


    All the best,
    Denis
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