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Windows 8.1 forcing Windows 10

  1. #1


    Brazil
    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Windows 8.1 forcing Windows 10


    Hi friends I need a little help. I was using Windows 10 for 1,5 month but decided to downgrade to 8.1. So I made a clean install and activated with my serial. The problem is that I can't make any updates because every time I try Windows 8.1 start downloading and installing windows 10. How can I remain in Windows 8.1 and install updates?

    Thanks!!!

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  2. #2


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    You have to block out the KB's that activate the Windows 10 download. One of them is KB 3035583.
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  3. #3


    Brazil
    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    You have to block out the KB's that activate the Windows 10 download. One of them is KB 3035583.
    I have no updates installed yet, its a clean install.
    When I search for updates windows warn for "Windows 10" update. I hid this KB3035583(without install), but Windows 8.1 still trying to download and install Windows 10...

    The screen is like this(but the final version not technical preview):
    Click image for larger version
    So I click in show avaliable updates, selected some and install, but windows start download and try to install windows 10.

    Thanks again!
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  4. #4



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by fulvioval View Post
    Hi friends I need a little help. I was using Windows 10 for 1,5 month but decided to downgrade to 8.1. So I made a clean install and activated with my serial. The problem is that I can't make any updates because every time I try Windows 8.1 start downloading and installing windows 10. How can I remain in Windows 8.1 and install updates?

    Thanks!!!
    Check out this thread to know which updates to uninstall and/or hide: Updates to Hide to Avoid Telemetry or Windows 10 Upgrade
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  5. #5


    Brazil
    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fulvioval View Post
    Hi friends I need a little help. I was using Windows 10 for 1,5 month but decided to downgrade to 8.1. So I made a clean install and activated with my serial. The problem is that I can't make any updates because every time I try Windows 8.1 start downloading and installing windows 10. How can I remain in Windows 8.1 and install updates?

    Thanks!!!
    Check out this thread to know which updates to uninstall and/or hide: Updates to Hide to Avoid Telemetry or Windows 10 Upgrade

    Thanks! I'll try to hide all updates related to Windows 10.
    This should be happening in a clean Windows 8.1 without any of this updates installed?
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  6. #6



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    The updates are probably being downloaded in the background and there has been news that Microsoft is downloading the ~BT and .wim/ESD files "Just in case the user changes his mind".
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  7. #7


    Brazil
    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    The updates are probably being downloaded in the background and there has been news that Microsoft is downloading the ~BT and .wim/ESD files "Just in case the user changes his mind".
    I disabled automatic updates in first login. This can happen even updates not installed? I checked installed updates and don't have any installed yet.
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  8. #8



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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  9. #9


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Here is an interesting read reported July 30 the day after the big launch
    Will Windows 10 be forced even if I didn't reserve?
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  10. #10



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Uh huh, Jimmy so it tried to worm it's way on to your system, right from the beginning.
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