Monday, May 30, 2016

Kill the Upgrade to Windows 10

There are many people who, for whatever reason, don't want to upgrade  to Windows 10. Microsoft admits this and outlines the way to do this on their support page.

This is what you need to do:

Create a blank .reg file and put this in it:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx]
"DisableGwx"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]
"DisableOSUpgrade"=dword:00000001



Then run it bu double-clicking on it.  Alternatively, you may manually add those keys to the registry yourself using regedit.

Or you can download this file which is the file you were told to create above. Please examine the downloaded file in a text editor to see that it matches the instructions above.

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