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Win10 update files keep being downloaded

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    Win10 update files keep being downloaded

    I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro x64. I've scheduled my Windows 10 update and received the message it's ready, but decided to stick to Windows 8.1 for a while.

    I've uninstalled the famous KB3035583 update and deleted Win10 installation directory.

    However Win10 install files keep being downloaded into my machine even though I have not selected this update. I've also changed my Windows Update settings so it wouldn't download any updates but let me decide instead. But it hasn't helped and after every restart the update files start being downloaded.

    Can anyone advise me what to do in order to prevent it? None of the solutions listed on WinSupersite seems to be relevant to my situation.

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    Brink has a registry mod that has blocked GWX (so far) It has stopped the windows update download and GWX

    even after doing a clean install of windows 8.1 - I applied the .reg file and downloaded all the windows updates..

    GWX was download as the files and folders are there - but never ran and I never was shown the windows 10 update through windows update.

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    I went back to windows 8.1 as I have way to many issues with windows 10..
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