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Windows update is forcing a Win 10 update on my Win 7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm not sure I want to upgrade to Win 10 yet, so I'll stick with Win 7 for now.

    However, I keep seeing the download being started, despite I've hidden the Win 10 update, as can be seen in this screenshot:

    I have many pending updates I do wish to apply:

    But as soon as I start them, I see this:

    Is there any way I can install the updates I want only, avoiding the windows 10 upgrade until I decide I really want it?

    Thanks.

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 2:24 AM

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  • I have the same issue and the fact that it creates a restore point indicates it's going to install it even though it doesn't show up in the list of downloads. I put windows 10 on a separate hard drive for evaluation but I want to keep my windows 7 ultimate

    mike

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 3:00 AM
  • If you've installed KB3035583, KB2952664 & KB2990214 and then Reserved the Win10 upgrade, WYSIWYG.

    While the Win10 bits are downloading (in the background), Win10 won't install without your approval.

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    You will find Consumer-specific support for Windows Update in this forum: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-update

    You will find Consumer-specific support for Installing (upgrading to) Win10 in this forum: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install


    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) MS MVP-Windows Client since 2002 Disclaimer: MS MVPs neither represent nor work for Microsoft

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 6:00 PM
  • Hi,

    Also you could use the group policy and registry to disable the Windows 10 update:

    How to manage Windows 10 notification and upgrade options

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3080351


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    Thursday, August 13, 2015 10:09 AM
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  • I don't think he has GPO's applied on his windows 7 home installation
    Thursday, August 13, 2015 2:09 PM
  • Is there any way I can install the updates I want only, avoiding the windows 10 upgrade until I decide I really want it?

    What happens if you click on the Stop download button?

    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) MS MVP-Windows Client since 2002 Disclaimer: MS MVPs neither represent nor work for Microsoft

    Thursday, August 13, 2015 8:41 PM
  • I don't think he has GPO's applied on his windows 7 home installation

    Yes, if you are the Windows 7 Home edition, Group policy is not available.

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    Monday, August 17, 2015 9:44 AM
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  • Is there any way I can install the updates I want only, avoiding the windows 10 upgrade until I decide I really want it?

    What happens if you click on the Stop download button?

    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) MS MVP-Windows Client since 2002 Disclaimer: MS MVPs neither represent nor work for Microsoft

    If I click "stop" nothing downloads. So all the other updates are queued as well.

    I am indeed running Win 7 Home Premium. And I'd like to have the option to upgrade to win 10, just not now. I want to choose when to install it. Meanwhile, I need to keep applying updates to win 7, which I'm not doing since this problem started.

    Is this a way to force me into win 10 and have me believe I upgraded by choice?

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 12:54 PM
  • Assuming you haven't been prompted to install (upgrade to) Win10 yet, try the following:

    <EDIT>
    1a. Click the Stop download button.

    1b. If the Get Win10 app icon is displayed in Notification Area, CANCEL your reservation. See this tutorial: http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6730-get-windows-10-app-cancel-reservation-free-upgrade-windows-10-a.html
    </EDIT>

    2. Uninstall update KB3035583. cf. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/remove-update

    3a. Open Internet Explorer (only!) to http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/windows-update-error-8000ffff [ignore the title & references to Vista].

    3b. Ignoring any "Not recommended" or similar warnings, run the Fix It (#50202) in DEFAULT and then AGGRESSIVE modes. [1]

    4. Restart the computer then...

    5a. IMMEDIATELY run a manual check for updates and hide KB3035583 before Automatic Update can install it again...

       • HOW TO run a manual check for updates
         https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3067639

       • HOW TO Hide an Update or Restore a Hidden Update
         http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/24376-windows-update-hide-restore-hidden-updates.html

    5b. ...then see if any/all other updates offered (e.g., KB3078071, KB3078601, KB3072305, KB3076895, KB3071756, KB3046017, KB3079757, KB3076949, and/or KB3060716) will successfully install. Follow all prompts.

    Tip => Reboot at least twice after installing the updates.

    6. Reply to this post with a status report after day or two.

    Good luck!

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    [1] Full Disclosure: Running the Fix It in AGGRESSIVE mode will delete your Update History but not the list of Installed Updates.


    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) MS MVP-Windows Client since 2002 Disclaimer: MS MVPs neither represent nor work for Microsoft



    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 7:29 PM