Disabling Windows 10 upgrade option

Whether you are a home user or at work, there are a couple of Microsoft options to stop Windows from upgrading to Windows 10. Even if you are on a domain or using an enterprise version of Windows, it isn’t a bad idea to use the options below.

The first option, tells Windows not to upgrade using Windows Update. Of course this doesn’t stop someone from manually updating.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

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

The second option hides the Get Windows 10 icon in the system tray. Once again this doesn’t stop someone from manually updating. This options is good for those novices that link to poke around and say “What is this?” and end up installing malware on their system.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade]
“ReservationsAllowed”=dword:00000000

You can also disable the GWX icon from showing on the desktop.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx]
“DisableGwx”=dword:00000001

As usual, use the information above at your own risk and remember that there must be at lease one blank line at the end of a registry file [.REG].

 

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One Response to Disabling Windows 10 upgrade option

  1. Pingback: Microsoft pushes “recommended update” for Windows 10 | Ed's Blogue

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