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Can I stop Windows 10 from installing?

  1. #1

    Posts : 35
    Windows 8.1

    Can I stop Windows 10 from installing?

    I keep getting a pop-up message about Windows 10 on my Windows 8.1 PC. Now a message says Windows 10 will be installed on March 8th at 11pm. Is there a way I can stop that from happening?

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  2. #2

    Pretty sure you can, can you post a screenshot of this window?

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  3. #3

    Also, change your update settings to look like this for now,

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    Make sure you uncheck that box for getting recommended updates the same as important.

    And the top option change to check but let me choose to download.

    That won't make a big difference right now since you probably already have it downloaded if it says it will install.

    We'll get to that shortly though.
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  4. #4

    You can read from this post on,

    Forced Windows 10 Upgrade?

    That is what I'm trying to get you to do to stop it.
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  5. #5

    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64

    Quote Originally Posted by Liz81 View Post
    I keep getting a pop-up message about Windows 10 on my Windows 8.1 PC. Now a message says Windows 10 will be installed on March 8th at 11pm. Is there a way I can stop that from happening?
    Along with the other suggestions you should immediately backup everything on your PC including creating a backup image of your PC with a program like Macrium Reflect (Free) just in case you run into problems.
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