How to stop Windows 10 from upgrading your computer automatically?
Well, even though Microsoft is saying that they do not force any Windows user to upgrade to Windows 10, there are some reports of Windows 7 being upgraded to Windows 10 by force. Other reports say that Microsoft offers Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 only two options: upgrade to Windows 10 “now” or “tonight”.
Although Windows 10 is a good and free upgrade, some users may not want it and would rather keep using either Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.
If you find yourself in this position, there are some ways of blocking the upgrade to Windows 10.
Here are a few ways of blocking the upgrade, depending on which stage you are now:
- System administrators that want to block the upgrade of their Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, can use the Group Policy or Registry to stop the automatic downloading of Windows 10 to the computer.
- Set the network connection to “Metered”. To set the network connection to metered you need to access the Settings app, click on Network and Internet, click on WiFi and select advanced options. Once in the advanced options move the slider to the ON position for Set as metered connection.
4.Make Windows notify you before any update, so when you’ll be notified about the Windows 10 Upgrade you can simply refuse it.
6. If Windows 10 has already started upgrading your computer, it will offer you two choices: 1) Schedule it for later or start the upgrade now or 2) Upgrade Windows now or tonight
After the above choices Windows will want you to accept EULA. Just click on Decline and the upgrade will stop.
Finally, if your computer has already been upgraded to Windows 10, then you have the option to rollback Windows 10 to your previous version of Windows