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

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  1. Posts : 4,771
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       25 May 2016 #31

    The more underhandedness MS is exercising, the more determining hackers are to find a way to circumvent the "forced upgrade".
    There will be a new hack/tweak to stop that.
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  2.    25 May 2016 #32

    essenbe said: View Post
    I would hazard a guess that if you notice the $Windows.~BT Folder appear, you need to check the key again. You shouldn't get it with the update disabled.
    If I had it, where would it be?

    And to be perfectly clear, it will actually be "Dollar sign" Windows "period" "tilde" BT?

    And if I find it, what is it and should I delete it?
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       25 May 2016 #33

    Budward said: View Post
    If I had it, where would it be?

    And to be perfectly clear, it will actually be "Dollar sign" Windows "period" "tilde" BT?

    And if I find it, what is it and should I delete it?

    Where is $Windows.~BT Folder :

    First you need to "unhide" it.
    File Explorer options > View tab at top > dot the " Show hidden files, folders and drives" > OK when done.
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    Then you will find it at your main drive, C :
    Yes, you can delete it since you have no desire to upgrade anyway.

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  4.    25 May 2016 #34

    Last night, my Windows Updates setting was still automatic. It downloaded, but didn't install, KB3035583. There is a folder under c:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download that was created last night, with the same time stamp as when Windows Update reports checking for updates. There are 15 files in it, quite a few of which have BK3035583 in their name. If I delete this, will the KB3035583 update go away? Will it mess anything up to delete it?
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  5. Posts : 4,771
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       25 May 2016 #35

    .............Last night, my Windows Updates setting was still automatic. It downloaded, but didn't install, KB3035583..................

    Sure it did not install ?
    Want to double check Programs & Features > View Installed updates ..................
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  6.    25 May 2016 #36

    davidhk said: View Post
    Where is $Windows.~BT Folder
    Thanks. I already was set to show hidden objects. And, for now, there's no $Windows.~BT directly under my C:\ root.
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  7.    25 May 2016 #37

    davidhk said: View Post
    Sure it did not install ?
    Want to double check Programs & Features > View Installed updates
    Yup. did exactly that. Not installed. Yet...
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  8.    25 May 2016 #38

    I didn't see it mentioned yet, but I would at least take an image of the system, upgrade to 10 to get the digital entitlement, and then roll back to your image. Then, in time, when you go to 10, you won't have to buy a license.
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  9. Posts : 4,771
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       25 May 2016 #39

    Budward said: View Post
    Yup. did exactly that. Not installed. Yet...
    ..................... If I delete this, will the KB3035583 update go away? Will it mess anything up to delete it? ........................

    I don't think you could mess anything up by deleting that folder.
    However, I will leave it to members with higher knowledge of Win 10 to answer that.
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       25 May 2016 #40

    DeaconFrost said: View Post
    I didn't see it mentioned yet, but I would at least take an image of the system, upgrade to 10 to get the digital entitlement, and then roll back to your image. Then, in time, when you go to 10, you won't have to buy a license.
    It is because the OP vehemently declares in post #1 that......................
    I want to absolutely, positively prevent the Win 10 upgrade on my Win 7 machine.
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