How to stop your PC from automatically updating to Windows 10

How to stop your PC from automatically updating to Windows 10

Many of us still use Windows 7 or 8.1 on our PCs, and we’re happy with them. Microsoft, however doesn’t think we’re satisfied therefore wants to force us to upgrade to Windows 10 by starting the installation of the latest version of its operating system automatically. Can we avoid it? Yes we can!

We’ll set the scene. You’re quietly using your PC, when suddenly a window appears indicating that the system has started updating to Windows 10. You can delay it, or hit cancel, but the truth is, it’s always going to come back.

You can however use this simple trick to stop Windows annoying you any more.

This solution requires you to disable automatic updates on your PC, which isn’t normally recommended as you may miss an important system requirement. There is however, a special way of just stopping this particular update exclusively.


Here’s how you can do it:

1) Download and install GWX Control Panel

Click on this link. This small tool, created by Ultimate Outsider has a specific purpose – to remove the icon in the notification area that invites you to upgrade to Windows 10, as well as disable the upgrade through the Windows update.

2) Configure GWX Control Panel

Launch the program and click the appropriate buttons to deactivate the update.


And it’s as easy as that! You will no longer have to worry about getting those annoying updates.

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