Windows 10: Windows 7 wants to download windows 10 no get out?

  1.    21 Nov 2015 #1

    Windows 7 wants to download windows 10 no get out?


    Hi folks,


    Anyone else encountered this on windows 7?


    On one of my computers I want to keep it at windows 7 for time being.


    In the past by hiding update KB30355583 it has worked but now when I go to windows update it insists in downloading windows 10 before it will even download the currents months updates.


    Once the download of 10 is done, in options I can untick install windows 10 but would prefer not to have Microsoft insist in downloading it in first place.


    any get outs in this?


    Thanks


      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 30,062
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
       21 Nov 2015 #2

    Hello Joe, :)

    You might see if the tutorials below may help to disable the "Upgrade to Windows 10" update and Get Windows 10 (GWX) icon for you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...s-7-8-1-a.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...s-7-8-1-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    22 Nov 2015 #3

    I found that same blue-ticked option, too, but on my set-up it's only in the Optional Updates section and I simply un-ticked it.

    ETA- Apologies- just checked, and it's back again!

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Joe, :)

    You might see if the tutorials below may help to disable the "Upgrade to Windows 10" update and Get Windows 10 (GWX) icon for you.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...s-7-8-1-a.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...s-7-8-1-a.html
    Last edited by Aurondium; 22 Nov 2015 at 10:54.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 30,062
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
       22 Nov 2015 #4

    Hello Aurondium, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Did you use step 3 in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below to disable the "Upgrade to Windows 10" update?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...s-7-8-1-a.html

    If so, please post a screenshot showing this to see what may be wrong.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...en-forums.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    22 Nov 2015 #5

    Hi, Brink.

    I haven't used that tutorial at all. Only just returned to this super site after a long gap.

    You may not remember this old Scots codger, but you (and your tutorials) were extremely helpful when I built my own computer two years ago and activated it from scratch- never having done so before. It's working great- and Witcher3 is performing flawlessly.

    I went for the Windows 10 upgrade a few months ago, but decided to revert to my Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and that's where I am now. I reverted because my 64 bit system seemed to have gone down to a 32 bit system with Windows 10 and I couldn't at that time figure out why.

    However, from a quick browse here, I am beginning to twig it's possible to take the download (apparently at 32 bit) and then up the system back to its 64 bit status by following the steps in your appropriate tutorial- yes?

    Let me digress for a second. I've just bought a Samsung 55" Curved LED that requires WiFi to use the Smart facility. I have no Wi Fi and my computer set-up is upstairs. I am thinking of switching to Windows 10 (64 bit) and also setting up WiFi. Presumably my existing set-up can handle both - can you tell from the User info given? Maybe I need more ram or whatever? Or build another system!! What does Build 10586 mean below your avatar?

    I'm in no rush to do this and if necessary can create a fresh thread for clarity. Forgive my rambling.

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Aurondium, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Did you use step 3 in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below to disable the "Upgrade to Windows 10" update?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...s-7-8-1-a.html

    If so, please post a screenshot showing this to see what may be wrong.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...en-forums.html
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 30,062
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
       22 Nov 2015 #6

    Aurondium,

    It would require a clean install to go from 32-bit to 64-bit with 64-bit installation media.

    Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

    You can use the tutorial below to verify if you have 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7 installed.

    System Type - 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) - Windows 7 Help Forums

    10586 is the build number of Windows I'm running.

    Windows 10 Build Number - Find - Windows 10 Forums

    It would be best to create a new thread for your Wi-Fi issue though.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Choose How Windows and Store App Updates are Downloaded in Windows 10 Windows Update Delivery Optimization lets you get Windows and Store app updates from sources in addition to Microsoft. This can help you get updates and apps more quickly if...
When I check the status of Windows Update on my laptop running Win10 x64, it says that updates are available, and that the download is at 98% complete. When I click on details, I can see that KB3105210 is waiting for installation, KB3106932 is...
I'm using a slow network and need to download windows 10 iso file with IDM for the sake of resume ability. Media creation tool gave me too many challenges because of this slow network. Anyone with links to download either the 64bit ISO or...
This should be an easy question. To avoid potential conflicts, I need to upgrade a few hardware items before the Windows 10 install due to driver issues, including my graphics card. Not a problem, was looking for an excuse anyway, and may even...
Hello, this morning I received a notice that Windows 10 has started to download on my desktop. I do not want to install it now. How can I burn it to a ISO file (DVD) for a later installation? My current OS is Windows 7 Ultimate. thanks in...
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 20:43.
Find Us