Prevent Windows 11 Upgrade

Dark Rookie 6 Reputation points
2022-01-26T15:47:07.8+00:00

Is there a way to prevent the Windows 11 Upgrade that also doesn't disable installing the service packs?

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  1. Limitless Technology 39,331 Reputation points
    2022-01-26T20:46:04.01+00:00

    Hello @Dark Rookie

    You can set a registry key, to lock into the "target version" of Windows 10 without engaging the Windows 11 update, but at the same it will not block the downloads of new Windows Updates for Windows 10. Just, if a new version of Windows is released, something like 22H1 or similar, you will need to change it.

    Go to the registry editor, then navigate to the path: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate

    On the right pane, double-click the “TargetReleaseVersion” entry to open it. If you don’t see this entry, then in the right pane, right-click anywhere blank and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Then type “TargetReleaseVersion” (without quotes) and press Enter to create the entry

    In the “Edit DWORD (32-bit) Value” box that opens, click the “Value Data” field and enter “1” (without quotes). Then select “OK.”

    Once again, on the right pane, double-click the “TargetReleaseVersionInfo” entry. If you don’t see it, then right-click anywhere blank on the right pane and choose New > String Value. Type “TargetReleaseVersionInfo” (without quotes) and press Enter to make the entry.
    Here we’re going to enter the release update that we want to remain on. At the time of writing, the latest Windows 10 release is the 21H2 update. To determine the current version, review the official Microsoft documentation on the latest version of Windows 10.

    On the “Edit String” box, click the “Value Data” field and type “21H2” (without quotes), or whatever your preferred release is. Then click “OK.”

    Hope this helps with your query,

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  2. Dark Rookie 6 Reputation points
    2022-01-26T16:55:52.58+00:00

    Each one of those was exactly wrong and something I said I didn't want to do.

    If this isn't a thing, just say so. Don't give wrong answers.

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  3. Dark Rookie 6 Reputation points
    2022-01-27T16:33:34.627+00:00

    Again, if this isn't a thing, just say so. Don't give wrong answers.

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  4. Kai Pfizenmaier 1 Reputation point
    2022-08-01T09:34:49.783+00:00

    Hi,
    the answer given is excatly what i wrote in my inital answer that i did.
    *update
    After having paused all updtaes for one week the problem was gone until now.

    Unfortunatly 5 PCs upgraded to Win 11 even thou gpo and wsus should have not allowed this.
    Win 11 upgraded without any input by our users. It dowloaded and installed.
    Any helpfull thoghts on this.
    Goal would be to at least keep the rest on Win 10.

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  5. Kai Pfizenmaier 1 Reputation point
    2022-08-01T09:52:53.78+00:00

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