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How can I call off a Windows 10 upgrade? [duplicate]

I have a machine with Windows 7 that was set to fully automatic Windows Updates (trusting fool that I was). Tonight I was unpleasantly surprised by a window that came up seemingly out of nowhere, ...
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Update Windows 8.1 without Upgrade to Windows 10 [duplicate]

I have Windows 8.1 and I want to install updates via Windows Update. But whenever I choose updates to download and install, it start downloading Windows 10 Upgrade! I also hide "Upgrade to Windows 10 ...
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Prevent from installation of unwanted upgrade updates in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Windows 7: I twice uninstalled Update for Miscrosoft Windows KB3035583, but it was repeatedly installed, although it has been marked "Hide update". Additionally, settings for install updates was set "...
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Windows 7 update will only install Windows 10 [duplicate]

I went to update my computer yesterday which currently is running Windows 7 professional. Every time i go into the Control Panel and to updates though it only shows update to Windows 10 even though ...
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Unsolicited Windows 10 Automated Install Attempts by Windows Update [duplicate]

I currently have Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 installed on my home computer and I am very happy with it as is. MS is currently pushing out copied of Windows 10 to my machine which fails and is causing my ...
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I Cancelled Microsoft 10 Reservation and uninstalled KB3035583 but Window 10 is still trying to install

I cancelled the Microsoft Windows 10 Reservation and uninstalled KB3035583, but Windows 10 is still trying to install. After I uninstalled KB3035583 and restarted my laptop as instructed, I could ...
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Forced Windows 10 upgrade - what happens if I “Decline” “the legal stuff”?

I almost couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that a laptop running Windows 8.1 suddenly rebooted by itself and started "Upgrading Windows" without the user's consent. But enough of the background/rant....
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How to see which applications use “Host process for windows services” to eat metered data?

I have to spend a lot of time on metered connections in a country where data is expensive. I use Glasswire firewall to keep an eye on what software is using my precious data and to throttle programs ...
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Postpone install of Windows 10 for 1 month?

I currently run Windows 7, and I reserved a copy of Windows 10. I got a prompt that it is ready to install yesterday, but when it asks what date to schedule the installation for; you can only choose ...
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Preventing Windows 10 From Being Installed On My Windows 7 Desktop PC?

I am quite content with using Windows 7 on my desktop PC, and do not wish to install Windows 10 at this time. To ensure that Windows 10 does not install, what measures can I immediately take (I note ...
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How to prevent hidden windows 10 upgrade? [duplicate]

Recently as per this article For individuals who have chosen to receive automatic updates through Windows Update, we help upgradable devices get ready for Windows 10 by downloading the files ...
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Cannot delay 'Upgrade to Windows 10' prompt

I've already established a schedule to have my Windows 8.1 pc upgraded to Windows 10. I've set the schedule 3 days from now, however, only a few short hours later and it is prompting me to restart my ...
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How to Abort Windows 10 Upgrade Prompt on Windows 8.1?

Windows 10 files have already been downloaded and a Windows Update prompt which can't be killed in Task Manager, or seemingly from anywhere else, is giving me the option of either scheduling the ...
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Still Getting Prompted to Install Windows 10 Despite Deletion of $WINDOWS.~BT Folder [duplicate]

Anyone know how to completely get rid of the Windows 10 upgrade prompt so I can install critical updates? I seemingly deleted all the necessary files and folders including the $WINDOWS.~BT folder but ...
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How is the forced Windows 10 upgrade installed when the planned installation day is reached?

A friend has a Windows 7 computer and at every boot the Windows 10 upgrade tool asked to install Windows 10. My friend doesn't want Windows 10 at all and hence she dismissed this popup. The upgrade ...

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