Windows 10: Creator update 1703 prevent from installing

  1. Posts : 2
    Win 10 1607 build
       04 Jan 2018 #1

    Creator update 1703 prevent from installing

    I do not want Creator update to install. Six months ago it tried to install and got to 23% stopped then an error appeared. The error msg stated ( no installed operating system) I tried several options to restore, I ended up re-installing Win 10 Pro. The same thing happened a second time about a month later, with the same result. I removed the hard drive, installed a new one with the updated Win 7. My T530 has win 10 build and has been running very well. I had deferred the Creator update however it finally down loaded. I do not want it to install.... Every day I get several msg for me to pick a time. I have managed to stall the installation so far. Is there any way I can stop it from installing.

    Thank you in advance for your input.
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  2.    05 Jan 2018 #2

    Six months ago it tried to install and got to 23% stopped then an error appeared. The error msg stated ( no installed operating system)
    This suggests a problem which needs resolving, assuming your system is win 10 compatible. As you can see from this site (and others) some people have difficulty upgrading.

    You can use this even to block an upgrade (I've not tried it personally), but others have said here it can be so used)

    Build 1607 will not be supported for ever.

    Windows 10 version 1607 ** August 2, 2016 Tentatively March 2018 end of support

    Win 10 Pro at most allows you to defer upgrades up to 365 days via group policy. It does not allow you to block them directly.

    You should also give yourself a means of restoring your current working state quickly and easily to protect yourself in the event of disk failure, OS corruption, user error, failed MS updates, unbootable PC, alien attack (well, maybe not the latter) - we strongly recommend the routine use of disk imaging e.g. using Macrium Reflect (free).

    Had you used that, you could have restored your PC to exactly how it was in perhaps under an hour.
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  3. Posts : 20,731
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       05 Jan 2018 #3

    For upgrades you can block the upgrade but you cannot block the attempted upgrades except for the methods that dalchina posted.
    The attempted updates create downtime and unexpectedly close open applications.
    For a period of time you can keep delaying them but over time it is too easy to forget to keep delaying the settings.
    The easiest computers to block upgrades are HP computers. Just moments ago I rebooted and the only options were to upgrade with restart or upgrade with shutdown. The upgrade failed again. There are many OP where there were failures to upgrade. If you can modify the system to fail the upgrade you still have to deal with the attempted updates unless you have Windows 10 professional.
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