Windows 10: Prevent Win10 Anniversairy Update?

  1.    01 Oct 2016 #1

    Prevent Win10 Anniversairy Update?

    so i woke up 2days ago with my laptop (Alienware 15r2) in bootloop while not having done anything so i assume windows forced an update on me. While i got the loop fixed, my AZERTY keyboard was changed to QWERTY(no way to change it even when changing the keyboard layouts), my start menu would not work, some programs would not boot, etc etc.

    So i decided to roll back to a previous version, i see now that windows has AGAIN download this faulty update and was wondering if there's something i can do to prevent it from installing(it's already downloaded).

    I read somewhere to use Wushowhide.diagcab but it does not show me the update, only driver updates.

    Thanks in advance.
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  2.    02 Oct 2016 #2

    Hi, this may help:
    How to temporarily block the Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607 upgrade | InfoWorld

    Other methods:
    1. If you are using Pro, defer upgrades in Settings.
    2. If you wish to be notified of updates:
    Force Windows to notify you of updates

    Windows Updates often happen without you knowing anything about it, which can be fine if they don’t require a restart.

    You can change that so you are always notified when an update is pending.

    • Launch Regedit
    • Look for


    • Create a new key called WindowsUpdate

    • Under that, create another key called AU and then create a DWORD called
      AUOptions with a value of 2.

    The following options are available

    • 2 – To notify for download and notify for install
    • 3 – To auto download and notify for install
    • 4 – To auto download and schedule the install
    • 5 – To allow local admin to choose setting

    Exit REGEDIT and restart the computer.
    Now check when Updates are released and see if it works for you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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