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  1.    04 Oct 2017 #1
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro Build 15063

    How To Stop The Fall Creators Upgrade


    I tried to use the method I used to stop 14393.1715 from upgrading to The CU but with 15063,632 that method stops all updates. Does anyone know of a workable one as 16299 will not work properly on my PC.
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  2.    04 Oct 2017 #2
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  3.    04 Oct 2017 #3
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Well, if it's Pro you can just defer upgrades. With Home you have no such option. But for both you can hide the update.

    As with all previous Features Updates, you cannot hide it until windows update says it's available for your machine. This is what I use on my test/support machine to prevent each of its earlier system images from upgrading to CU. The first thing I do after restoring an image is run the hide updates tool. The tool checks for available updates and offers a list from which you can choose what to hide. I just hide the Features Update and let all the rest install. Today I made a fully up to date version of 1511 that will not upgrade to 1703 no matter how often I check for updates.

    Hide or Show Windows Updates in Windows 10
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  4.    04 Oct 2017 #4
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    I want to stop an Upgrade and not just an update. I was able to do it using Group Policy in 14393 but in 15063 that same method stops all updates including Defender.
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  5.    04 Oct 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josey Wales View Post
    I want to stop an Upgrade and not just an update.
    Makes no difference, the wushowhide.diagcab tool can hide the upgrades as easily as the normal updates. They all look the same to windows update and to the tool.

    In Windows 10 Pro (1511) with 'Defer upgrades' turned on it should normally upgrade automatically to 1607 as that can no longer be deferred. As you can see, the upgrade can be hidden indefinitely.

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  6.    04 Oct 2017 #6
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    I am not using 1511. There is no such setting . Google it and you will see that MS made a change with the CU.
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  7.    04 Oct 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josey Wales View Post
    I am not using 1511. There is no such setting . Google it and you will see that MS made a change with the CU.
    Yes, I know. My test machine runs all versions of Windows from 10240 RTM up to 1703 CU (and Windows 7 too).

    You are missing the point though. When an upgrade to the next version of Windows comes along it first appears in the list of available updates shown by windows update, which will then download the update and install it. What it actually downloads and installs is a 'loader' that will then download the install files and kick off the upgrade once they have all been downloaded.

    The wushowhide.diagcab too can hide this 'update' from ever being seen by windows update, so the upgrade process will never start.

    It doesn't matter which image my test machine is running, 1507, 1511, 1607 or 1703. None of them will ever upgrade to the next version, but they will all continue to get their respective cumulative updates.
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  8.    04 Oct 2017 #8
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

    If you can find software programs that are installed on the system reserved partition you can block windows upgrades.
    The trade off is that Windows will still attempt the upgrade and suggest that you fix the problem.
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  9.    05 Oct 2017 #9
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    I want to stop an Upgrade and not just an update. I was able to do it using Group Policy in 14393 but in 15063 that same method stops all updates including Defender.
    So you must have Pro.

    As mentioned, use Defer Feature Updates in Settings.

    Windows Update - Defer Feature and Quality Updates in Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials

    There's an additional 180 day delay in group policy too in the AU (360 in the CU)
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  10.    05 Oct 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    So you must have Pro.

    As mentioned, use Defer Feature Updates in Settings.

    Windows Update - Defer Feature and Quality Updates in Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials

    There's an additional 180 day delay in group policy too in the AU (360 in the CU)
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    I tried that but must have used the wrong entry. Thanks
    Last edited by Brink; 05 Oct 2017 at 10:17. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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