Windows 10: Prevent Automatic Upgrade to Windows 10

  1.    30 Nov 2015 #1

    Prevent Automatic Upgrade to Windows 10

    I support a large community of seniors. Typically I have them running Automatic Updates, because they don't want to do their own maintenance. The most common complaint they come in with is there computers are really slow. It usually turns out that they have 30 to 40 updates pending on Windows 7. Like the rest of the population many have abandoned the PC for a tablet, for most of their computing because its faster and easier and they don't have to dink around with weekly updates and reboots.

    I'm really worried about the changes coming early next year with Windows 10 becoming an automatic update. I think most of them could get along with Windows 10, except the amount of internet usage required. Most of my user's are getting by with Comcast's budget service of 3MBs. If they are so slow with Windows 7 security updates, what is their internet going to be like with Windows 10 still receiving such huge updates every week.

    Anyway, I'm looking for the easiest way to prevent Windows 7 from downgrading to Windows 10 if automatic updates are left on.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       30 Nov 2015 #2

    Hello Vicky, :)

    You can use the tutorial below to disable the "Upgrade to Windows 10" update.
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  3.    01 Dec 2015 #3

    Thanks Brink, I read the link. When Microsoft refers to Core systems, does that mean Home?

    Will Microsoft continue to honor this, or is this something that they will change and overwrite your values? I read something somewhere about a third party app that was setting some values regarding GWX, and those values were reset during updates?
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       01 Dec 2015 #4

    You're most welcome Vicky.

    Yes, "core" is the Windows 10 Home edition.

    This is a group policy, so it will most likely stay available to use.

    There have been some Windows Updates that reset some settings back to default, so it wouldn't hurt to double check them after any major updates.
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  5.    01 Dec 2015 #5

    Brink said: View Post

    This is a group policy, so it will most likely stay available to use.
    We are talking HOME here. is Disable_Upgrade_to_Windows_10_update.reg essentially making the PRO version group policy registry entries, and Windows Home honoring them?

    If so will Windows 10 HOME, obey the update settings that Windows 10 PRO creates to slow down updates?
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       01 Dec 2015 #6

    Yep, you would just need to use the .reg files in the tutorial to apply the policy in the Home edition. :)
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