Avoid the recommended update notice for Windows 10 in Windows 7 / 8.1

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Catherine Le Nevez


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Windows has been updated from previous versions to Windows 10, a recommended update. Now, if you are using Windows 7 / 8.1, you may get the Windows update notification constantly. If you don't want to update your system, you can easily prevent the window from downloading the Windows 10 update. You can just change some update settings and it can stop the Windows 10 update.

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Windows 7

1.Click Start and find the update settings.

2. Click change update settings.

3. Now uncheck the option that says' Give me recommended updates the same way I get important updates.

You have now prevented Windows from upgrading to Windows 10.

Windows 8.1

1. Go to change PC settings.

2. Select Update and Repair.

3.Select Windows updates and click 'Choose how updates are installed'

4. Now uncheck the 'Give me recommended updates the same way I get important updates' option and click Apply.

Now your system will not automatically update to Windows 10.

However, if you've configured the recommended updates and finished getting Windows 10, you can revert to the previous version using the option in Windows 10. This option will only be available within 30 days of installing Windows 10.

Therefore, you can prevent Windows from automatically installing updates. But you can still get the “get Windows 10” notification on the taskbar. You may constantly get the pop-up notification for Windows 10 update. This is due to a Windows update in Windows 7 and 8.1 to get Windows 10 easily. So in order to stop receiving the notification, you need to find and uninstall this update . Let's see how.

  1. Find "View installed updates" and select it.
  2. You will now get a list of updates installed on your system.

3. Look for update KB3035583.

4. Now double click on the update and you will get a confirmation window to confirm if you want to uninstall the update. Click Yes and uninstall it.

That is. Now you will no longer be bothered by the update notification.

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