Windows 10: How do I prevent the Win 10 upgrade?

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  1. davidhk's Avatar
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       24 May 2016 #11

    Budward said: View Post
    OK, now I'm a bit puzzled. I downloaded Never10, started it, and it reported that the upgrade is enabled on my machine. I expected to find the upgrade enabled in my registry.

    And yet, neither the GWX key nor the WindowsUpdate key are even present in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\



    So, did you click the “Disable Win10 Upgrade” button ?
    If your system has already downloaded the Windows 10 update files, did you click the “Remove Win10 Files” to delete them ?
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  2.    24 May 2016 #12

    davidhk said: View Post
    So, did you click the “Disable Win10 Upgrade” button ?
    Not yet. I'm still trying to learn a bit more before doing that.

    Meanwhile, what do you think about Bro67's reply? Does that mean that people who used Never10 to disable have gotten upgrades anyway?
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  3. davidhk's Avatar
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       24 May 2016 #13

    Budward said: View Post
    Meanwhile, what do you think about Bro67's reply? Does that mean that people who used Never10 to disable have gotten upgrades anyway?
    You have to ask him.
    I don't have experience on using the Never10. I don't even if it really works other than the fact that the How-to-geek website is reputable. I have used many of its tutorials.
    It's not my place to scrutinize others' suggestions. I don't play "computer guru".
    99.9% of the time, I will not comment on other members' replies unless the other replies are, in my opinion, detrimental to the OP's computer.
    Last edited by davidhk; 24 May 2016 at 20:31.
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  4.    24 May 2016 #14

    davidhk said: View Post
    You have to ask him.
    Understood. And I've already posted that question.
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  5. essenbe's Avatar
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       24 May 2016 #15

    The never 10 adds an entry to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
    The entry is DWORD value: DisableOSUpgrade = 1
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  6. bro67's Avatar
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       25 May 2016 #16

    Budward said: View Post
    So, you're saying that Never10 doesn't work, that it will upgrade anyway?
    It only works for a short while, until Microsoft pushes a update to reset whatever it sets in an attempt by people to stop the upgrade process. Eventually you are going to have to run 10 and as I posted above. Just make sure that your machine is in order and do the upgrade.

    There are millions of machines out there that are running 10 with zero issues. That is because a lot of people took the time to get everything in order and run a clean install of Windows 10.
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  7. bro67's Avatar
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       25 May 2016 #17

    essenbe said: View Post
    The never 10 adds an entry to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
    The entry is DWORD value: DisableOSUpgrade = 1
    In turn Microsoft has the Update process look for that key and switch it to push the update. Users are going to have to accept the fact that they are going to get the update to Windows 10.

    I swear that the Windows community has been pretty stubborn about allowing this upgrade to happen. You hear zero from the Apple, Android and Linux communities. That is because people take the time to make sure that they have everything backed up in case something happens.
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  8. bro67's Avatar
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       25 May 2016 #18

    Budward said: View Post
    Not yet. I'm still trying to learn a bit more before doing that.

    Meanwhile, what do you think about Bro67's reply? Does that mean that people who used Never10 to disable have gotten upgrades anyway?
    Yes those who have used that software have gotten the upgrade. If you do not want it to update overnight, do not leave your machine on. Make sure that you have everything backed up and then do the clean install as I stated before.

    It is going to come down that Microsoft is going to push this update out and not allow these third party utilities to block it from happening. The only ones who are able to block it, are on Domains running the Enterprise edition of Windows 7 & 8.

    You are seeing a lot of colleges and Universities already installing 10 on workstations as of this month. It is coming down the pipe that even the Enterprise is accepting that 10 is better than 7.
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  9.    25 May 2016 #19

    If you do a clean install of Windows 8.1, you will be prompted to upgrade to Windows 10 before you even log in for the first time. Before you can even install anything to block it.
    Have a look at my post here for confirmation of this new tactic, https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-...tml#post680864
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  10.    25 May 2016 #20

    From what I'm reading, it looks like Microsoft just issues a new patch that puts those registry values back to normal. What Microsoft considers normal anyway. July 29th can't come fast enough IMHO.
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