Block automatic update to Windows 10

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windows 10 update

You have a notification of update to Windows 10 on your computer running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1? Is this notification bothering you? You want to stay on your usual Windows and no longer be bothered by this notification in your taskbar.

No problem, here is 3 ways to block the automatic update imposed by Windows 10.

Uninstall Windows 10 update

To uninstall Windows 10 update, follow these steps:

  • Go to the control panel and choose "Uninstall a program".
  • In the left column, click on “View installed updates”.
  • In the "Microsoft Windows" section, select update KB3035583 and click near the top of the window on "Uninstall".
  • Remember to restart your computer after the uninstallation is complete.


Hide Windows 10 update

The disadvantage of the first solution is that if you have the installation of Windows 10 updates automatic devices activated, it may reinstall itself.

To correct this, you just need to hide it by going to:

  • Control Panel then "System and Security" then "Windows Update". Select the updates to install.
  • Finally, uncheck and right click on the update in question, then select "hide update".

Disable the automatic update option

The last solution is to Disable the Windows 10 update option altogether but you can still manually start checking and installing updates.

For that, I invite you to follow these steps:

  • Click on Start, then click on Control Panel and open Windows Update.
  • Then click on "Settings", then go to "Change PC settings". Click on "Update and recovery".
  • Go under the "Important Updates" and "Recommended Updates" sections, then click on the "Notify me of recommended updates in the same way I receive important updates" option.
  • Finally, click on "Apply".


And there you go, you will be able to continue using your old version of Windows.