Windows 10: Win 7 Updates Get Started problem

  1.    13 Feb 2016 #1

    Win 7 Updates Get Started problem


    I wanted to update the Win7 on my Dual boot Win 7 / Win 10 laptop.
    Check for updates after a while displayed a Win10 dialog box titled Get Started and had a link to show all the available updates. However I could not find any way to update just the Win 7 system.
    I thought that I had heard that if you allow it to download the Win10 files you could reject the upgrade to Win 10 and then be left with the Win 7 updates. I started this and unfortunately ran out of disk space on the Win 7 partition.
    This crashed the whole system. I am able to boot the Win10 using the dual boot OS selection but cannot get to the Win 7 partition. I can't even repair the Win 7 as the repair disk is not recognised to restore my image backup.

    What is the correct way to deal with this "Get Started" dialog to prevent the download of Win 10.

    I am still recovering the machine and may have to go back to first principles and re-install the Win 7 all over again but don't want to get into the same problem.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       13 Feb 2016 #2

    Hello MaNala, :)

    You can use the tutorial below to get rid of the "Upgrade to Windows 10" update.

    Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

    ...and use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to get rid of the Get Windows 10 icon.

    Get Windows 10 Icon - Remove from Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    14 Feb 2016 #3

    This answer does not answer the question.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       14 Feb 2016 #4

    It should help with what you asked.

    What is the correct way to deal with this "Get Started" dialog to prevent the download of Win 10.


    If not, please clarify. :)
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  5.    14 Feb 2016 #5

    When you Check for Updates in a Windows 7 system and get a dialog box titled Get Started there is also a link underneath it that says something like Show all available updates. If you click this it does show a number of updates. I then clicked the link to install them but got a Windows 10 download starting message. I thought that would be OK as I knew that I could reject the upgrade of the system to Windows 10. Remember this is a dual boot laptop with both Win 7 and Win 10 installed and both working fine.
    The problem started when it ran out of disk space in the Windows 7 partition.
    The resulting crash made the Windows 7 system unusable.
    I need to find a way to update the Win 7 system and NOT get the Win 10 download.
    IS THAT CLEAR ENOUGH.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,210
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       14 Feb 2016 #6

    Yep, just what I read in your first post. Do what I posted, and you won't have the Windows 10 update available in Windows Update anymore.
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