Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Friday March 11, 2016

How To Refuse Microsoft's Windows 10 Update

I hope Microsoft learns a lesson from this and quits nagging people to death to upgrade. I like Windows 10 just fine but it's asinine that you have to go through all this effort to simply refuse to upgrade.

Final words to the wise: If you don't want Windows 10 to install automatically on your Windows 7/8 PC or tablet, for whatever reason, here's what to remember:

  • Check your Windows Update settings and make sure, if you have Automatic Updates/Recommended on, to set the time so any updates arrive when they are convenient and you are able to OK or deny them before they install.

  • Just say no to the EULA. If the auto-update begins, you can still stop Windows 10 from completing the install by refusing to accept the software licensing terms and conditions.

  • If you are savvy/brave enough to do registry edits, follow Microsoft's Get Windows 10 blocking steps to cancel the nagware and the automatic update of Windows 10