Stop Upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 Upgrade

Muhammad Kamran 1 Reputation point
2022-07-18T05:51:10.913+00:00

Dear Users,

My company is not looking to upgrade to windows 11 at this time so, I need to know if there is any way to disable the upgrade.

One of the way would be to deny the feature as soon as it comes available, however, we don't know when it comes available, and recently, a user has upgraded the allowed he prompt unknowingly and his windows was upgraded. We found out about it a bit late and now we can't revert it back.

If anyone can assist me in this regard that would be great

Thanks

Muhammad Kamran

Windows 11
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  1. Dillon Silzer 52,736 Reputation points
    2022-07-18T06:42:04.367+00:00

    Have you taken a look at this thread yet? You can make adjustments to system registry. I would recommend applying this to a test machine before deploying it to other machines.

    https://community.syncromsp.com/t/decline-windows-11-upgrade/3744

     reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings /f /v SvOfferDeclined /t REG_QWORD /d 1  
    

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    If this helps please mark as correct answer.

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  2. Kapil Arya 7,401 Reputation points MVP
    2022-07-18T06:42:58.213+00:00

    Hello,

    It is recommended to upgrade to Windows 11 for keeping your Windows updated and secure.

    Still if you want to be on Windows 10, try setting the target version using Group Policy:

    https://www.kapilarya.com/select-the-target-feature-update-version-in-windows-10

    Hope this helps!

    Note: Included link in this reply refers to blog post by a trusted Microsoft MVP. 

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  3. Docs 15,071 Reputation points
    2022-07-18T07:26:48.153+00:00

    If an upgrade were detected there is a default ten day roll back period.

    And during this period it can be modified up to sixty days.

    To prevent upgrades from Windows 10 to Windows 11:

    1) See this tutorial on specifying target feature:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/159624-how-specify-target-feature-update-version-windows-10-a.html

    2) For additional protection these are additional options:

    a) use third party software that blocks upgrades

    b) make free backup images

    If you need information about options a and b please comment into this thread.

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