Windows 10 is not for everyone. If you are just realizing it’s not for you, here is how you can restore back to your old version of Windows (if it’s under 30 days). If you want to stop the upgrade all together you have two options.
We recommend this first one but it gets a bit technical. Feel free to contact us if you want to have a technician do this for you. Making changes to your registry could leave your computer inoperable.
- Open the Registry Editor (search for regedit in the Start Menu and run it).
- Set DisableOSUpgrade to 1 inHKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
- Set ReservationsAllowed to 0 inHKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade
A second option is to turn off Windows updates all together. We do not recommend this option since it will stop ALL Windows updates including security patches.
- Open Control Panel. In Windows 8, the WIN+X Menu is the quickest way and in Windows 7 & Vista, check the Start menu for the link.
- Tap or click on the System and Security link.Note: If you’re viewing the Classic View, Large icons, or Small icons view of Control Panel, choose Windows Update instead and then skip to Step 4.
- From the System and Security window, choose the Windows Update link.
- Once Windows Update opens, click or tap the Change settings link on the left.
- The settings you see on the screen right now control how Windows Update will look for, receive, and install updates from Microsoft. Choose to never download or install updates.
- Tap or click OK to save the changes. Feel free to close the Windows Update window you were returned to.