1.    12 May 2015 #1
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64

    Way to cancel Win10 upgrade before restarting Win7 PC?


    I ran the setup exe for the Win10 preview, and it did some thinking then told me to restart to begin the upgrade. I've decided I don't want to upgrade, and now I'm wondering whether restarting the PC is going to give me the option to cancel the upgrade or not. I guess people here know what happens when restarting, and can tell me.
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  2.    12 May 2015 #2
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    win 7 dual boot / 10

    Was you booting from a dvd or a USB stick? More than likely it will just boot to Windows 7. If you are booting from media like dvd or such take that out first?
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  3.    12 May 2015 #3
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    I was in Windows 7, and I downloaded the updater exe from Win 10 Insider, and ran it to see what the setup process is, and after a few button clicks it did some thinking, then said the upgrade will continue the next time I restart my PC.

    I assume I will be able to back out of the upgrade when I restart, but if not then I might want to look into how I can cancel any upgrade startup process before I restart my PC.
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  4.    12 May 2015 #4
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    win 7 dual boot / 10

    Well I would think it would give you the option to cancel the upgrade but then it might not. I have installed that way on 10 but can't recall if there was a cancel option.
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  5.    12 May 2015 #5
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    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    I always Clone any OS before upgrading just in case some goes awry .
    Last edited by Gary; 13 May 2015 at 20:33.
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  6.    12 May 2015 #6
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    win 7 dual boot / 10

    This tutorial shows a couple of ways to cancel the install



    Windows 10 Insider Preview - Upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 - Windows 10 Forums
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  7.    13 May 2015 #7
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    Looks like you can click I don't accept on the License page during install to exit.
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  8.    16 May 2015 #8
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    Windows 10 Pro - 15063 / 7 Pro

    Delicieuxz ,

    Assuming you used the .exe updater from Microsoft, if you go to Windows Update, you can hide the update and Windows will not install the update. I'm not sure if this will work for you. but it worked for me. But if it does then you're welcome.
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  9.    17 May 2015 #9
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    ^ That is what I ended up doing - although the process has made my C: free space decrease by 2 GB somehow. And I've run disk cleanup and removed all Windows installation files, as well as my user\temp folder. I have Win7 installed on a 90 GB SSD, and I had just above 7 GB of free space before, and now it's just above 5 GB of free space.
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