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How do I prevent windows 10 from downloading ?


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#1 Dragonlady24

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 12:00 PM

I have Windows 8.1 home edition on a Lenovo H515, with an AMD GPU. I decided after trying Windows 10 I did not want it because of thee issues with settings being broken and finally got my pc back to its original OS two days later. I cannot do any updates now without 10 trying to download with them. What can I disable to stop it so that I can go back to getting my updates?

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 12:01 PM

Hi DragonLady :)

First, did you uninstall the KB3035583 and hid the Windows 10 Upgrade update in the list of available updates?

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 12:04 PM

I think it uninstalled. I tried that yesterday and I left my pc as it took a long time to uninstall, there was a storm last night so it may have caused a problem when the power went out. I found the update in the list and clicked uninstall. I hope it works.

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 12:38 PM

Alright, let me know how it goes :)

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 03:26 PM

It stopped when there was 10% left and would not go any farther. I left it for over 3 hours.

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 03:36 PM

What stopped? The Windows 10 upgrade download via Windows Update?

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 07:15 PM

Even if 10 downloads, I don't think it will install without you telling it to.



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Posted 15 August 2015 - 07:26 PM

Once the Windows 10 upgrade is downloaded on a system, Windows will notify you about it and ask you if you want to install it now, or at a later date. So you can delay it until you're ready.

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 08:10 PM

Hi DragonLady :)

First, did you uninstall the KB3035583 and hid the Windows 10 Upgrade update in the list of available updates?

 I remember that there was an 'update' (prior to the KB3035583 debacle) where MS wanted to scan my PC for driver information "... in preparation for a new Windows offering and to ensure a smooth transition ...".  I thought it harmless, even a smart thing to do, but now we know better.  I got wise to what they were planning and had no part of the Win 10 trial and hid the KB3035583 update.  Does anyone know the KB# of that driver-scan update"  I still think about it ... and shiver.  I have NVidia drivers everywhere and you know what that means.

 

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 08:21 PM

I think it's the KB2952664 for Windows 7.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2952664

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 09:35 PM

@Aura the uninstall of kb3035583 stops when 10% is left. It will not go any further. As for downloading Windows 10 I do not get an option to decide when I can download it. It will happen when i restart my pc. I already tried 10 anyways and hate how it won't work on my PC, nor do I ever want it as I am happy with my current OS. What I am asking is for it to not download at all when I do updates. How would I hide it if i could get the update uninstalled?

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 09:38 PM

When you check for Windows Update, you'll see "X Important/Recommended Updates available". Simply click on it, then find the KB3035583, right-click on it and select "Hide". Then you won't see it being proposed again.

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 09:42 PM

The issue is that update 3035583 is still installed and won't uninstall at all. How do I hide it if it won't uninstall? Or can I not hide it?

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 10:21 PM

It's possible that the update installation has been damaged and requires to be repaired first. Sadly I cannot provide that kind of assistance on BleepingComputer just wait (Windows Update). If you really need, you can go on Sysnative where I'll assist you.

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 12:40 PM

It seems possible after all I had to use the command prompt for me to use f12 and get windows 8.1 back. I did a sfc /scannow the day after I restored it to 8.1 and DISM checkhealth, scanhealth and ... cannot remember offhand the third one. It did not seem to fix all of the issues but the broken task scheduler and the few errors I was receiving after thee downgrade.




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