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permanently STOP windows 10 download

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  • i'm using Windows 8.1 and am happy with it.

    I DO NOT WANT WINDOWS 10.  EVER.

    i have unchecked the "optional" windows 10 upgrade, hidden the update,  removed relevant KB files, rebooted system, etc.

    yet Windows 10 still automatically starts downloading to my system when I try to install RELEVANT Windows 8.1 updates.

    no one at Microsoft seems to think this force feeding of an update is a big deal because I've searched high and low and have not found a way to stop this UNWANTED DOWNLOAD OF WINDOWS 10.  Permanently.  Forever.

    can anyone help me?

    • Moved by Just KarlModerator Sunday, August 16, 2015 12:31 AM Looking for the proper forum
    Saturday, August 15, 2015 8:16 PM

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  • Hello,

    I'd ask in the Windows 10 Community forum on Microsoft Community.

    As the Microsoft Community is on a different platform, we cannot move the question for you.

    Once there, click on Participate near the top of the screen, and select 'Ask a Question' or 'Start a Discussion'

    Karl


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    Sunday, August 16, 2015 12:31 AM
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  • You can uninstall the update KB3035583 or you can navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx and create a new REG_DWORD registry value called DisableGwx then set the value to 1

     

     

     


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    Sunday, August 16, 2015 8:15 PM
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  • Hello,

    The TechNet Wiki Discussion Forum is a place for the TechNet Wiki Community to engage, question, organize, debate, help, influence and foster the TechNet Wiki content, platform and Community.

    Please note that this forum exists to discuss TechNet Wiki as a technology/application.

    As it's off-topic here, I am moving the question to the Where is the forum for... forum.

    Karl


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    Sunday, August 16, 2015 12:30 AM
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  • Hello,

    I'd ask in the Windows 10 Community forum on Microsoft Community.

    As the Microsoft Community is on a different platform, we cannot move the question for you.

    Once there, click on Participate near the top of the screen, and select 'Ask a Question' or 'Start a Discussion'

    Karl


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer.
    My Blog: Unlock PowerShell
    My Book: Windows PowerShell 2.0 Bible
    My E-mail: -join('6D73646E5F6B61726C406F75746C6F6F6B2E636F6D'-split'(?<=\G.{2})'|%{if($_){[char][int]"0x$_"}})

    Sunday, August 16, 2015 12:31 AM
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  • i posted this topic here as it was suggested by someone in another forum.

    it's astounding that there is not a SIMPLE 100% effective way to "Just Say NO!" to Windows 10.

    i've had this post up for a week and NO ONE from Microsoft has even commented on it

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-update/dont-want-windows-10/6b0b6847-11b1-4dbc-aa5a-bfdc1d085de1

    Sunday, August 16, 2015 6:39 PM
  • You can uninstall the update KB3035583 or you can navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx and create a new REG_DWORD registry value called DisableGwx then set the value to 1

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Sunday, August 16, 2015 8:15 PM
    Moderator