Windows 10: How To Stop The Fall Creators Upgrade Solved

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  1.    05 Oct 2017 #11

    Yes that worked.
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  2.    05 Oct 2017 #12

    Great.. note it won't stop it- just delay it for a long time...
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  3. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       05 Oct 2017 #13

    Bookmarked that one! Never know.............
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  4.    05 Oct 2017 #14

    dalchina said: View Post
    Great.. note it won't stop it- just delay it for a long time...
    Well on the 359 day, I could just edit it:)
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  5.    10 Jan 2018 #15


    I have Windows 10 Home Version 1703 and I am struggling to keep the Fall Creators Update from trying to install. I already rolled back from it multiple times because it breaks a lot of things for me but it keeps pestering me.

    I did use the wushowhide tool to hide it. As you can see here I did it correctly:

    However, for some reason hiding the update with wushowhide had no effect for me. The Update section of my PC settings still looks like this:

    And I keep getting popups asking me to schedule the restart and stuff like that.

    Why did wushowhide not work for me? What can I still do now?
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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       10 Jan 2018 #16

    Welcome to TenForums @Paragleiber

    I use wushowhide regularly, probably more than anyone else. I have a machine for test/support purposes (system two in my computer specs below) with system images of all versions of Windows 10. When I restore the earlier images like 1511 or 1607 I use it to keep it from upgrading.

    Experience has shown that once a Features Update appears in the windows update page as 'updates are available' it's too late to use wushowhide, it's already in the queue to be downloaded and installed.

    The first thing I have to do on restoring an older image is hide the features update before windows update has had a chance to check for updates. If you let it install, roll back (yet again) then immediately use wushowhide it should prevent it installing again.

    Letting it install this one last time then rolling back would be the cleanest way to get rid of it. Others may know a way to remove it without letting it install, but as I have system images I can restore it's not something I've needed to investigate.
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       10 Jan 2018 #17

    There are many that want to upgrade windows and cannot until the computer environments are troubleshooted and fixed.
    The upgrades are permanently blocked until the underlying problems are fixed.
    However windows still attempts the upgrades and this can result in the closure or opened software and the loss of data.
    The Windows professional edition has more options than the home edition.
    Like Bree I use a computer for testing purposes. Using a windows 10 iso version 1703 I made a fresh installation. So far it has not forced the upgrade to windows 1709.
    Using a metered connection was the method that had worked for blocking Windows upgrades.
    It appears to be no longer a reliable method.
    See if anything in these link is useful:
    Hide or Show Windows Updates in Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials
    In follow up to Bree these are links for wushowhide:
    Download wushowhide - MajorGeeks

    Some of the computers that I use that fail to upgrade are due to in adequate free space in the EFI partition.
    This method I am not recommending until it is tested.
    And again it will not block upgrade attempts but it likely will block upgrades.
    For drives that have GPT partitions it may be possible to use mini tool partition wizard or similar software to alter the
    size of the EFI partition. Or you may be able to find software that is installed in the EFI partition. Once you have created an EFI partition that has insufficient free space it will permanently block Windows upgrades.
    Again this is not yet tested.
    Upgrade though is highly recommended so that you have full Microsoft support and the most up to date malware protection.
    Last edited by zbook; 10 Jan 2018 at 18:52.
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  8. Bree's Avatar
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       10 Jan 2018 #18

    zbook said: View Post
    So far it has not forced the upgrade to widows 1709...
    A spelling mistake I've often made and managed to catch before posting. Always makes me smile when I make it, I'm almost tempted to leave it 'as is' and add '-maker' on the end: 'Widow-maker 10' sometimes feels a more apt name. My other favourite typo is Windows 20.
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       10 Jan 2018 #19

    fixed it thx.
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