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I have created the following registry keys:

reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate /v TargetReleaseVersion /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate /v TargetReleaseVersionInfo /t REG_SZ /d 21H2

But this in turn will block any windows 10 feature updates. Is there any way to keep windows 10 updates but block windows 11 upgrade?

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According to Can I stop auto upgrade to Windows 11?

You probably just want to set ProductVersion in that registry area.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]  
"TargetReleaseVersion"=dword:00000001
"TargetReleaseVersionInfo"="21H1"
"ProductVersion"="Windows 10"

If nothing else you can simply update TargetReleaseVersionInfo as and when new versions come out. The list of editions supported by Microsoft is at https://aka.ms/WindowsTargetVersioninfo

Some more informatio on the relevant keys at https://admx.help/?Category=Windows_10_2016&Policy=Microsoft.Policies.WindowsUpdate::TargetReleaseVersion

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  • Either way, is it a matter of always having to update users registry keys to contain the latest windows 10 feature update? Thank you!
    – Tara K
    Jan 15, 2022 at 19:56
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The best way to block a Windows 11 upgrade is to not meet one if its arbitrary and unnecessary requirements; Disabling secure boot in your BIOS currently blocks it from upgrading.

When you go to do Windows 10 updates (manually) you'll see this message:

This PC doesn't currently meet the minimum requirements to run Windows 11

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Perfect! You still get all the Windows 10 updates, with no fear of it auto-upgrading to Windows 11.

Turning off secure boot also makes it easier to boot from USBs like Live Linux ISOs and other bootable utilities.

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