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Does Anyone Know How To Stop Laptop From Updating To 8.1

I shut down the automatic update. Mac OSX is the same. Like Gerry, I got shafted with the 4 hour option. But imagine my surprise when after the computer booted several times on its on it said I had no OS!!!! http://pghtix.com/does-anyone/does-anyone-else-hear-a-critical-stop-error-sound-upon-shutting-down.html

This is where viruses were born - animosity to Gates. On the Dec 15th one came in and installed without my knowledge at all and it was KB3069114. U have to come up with something better. Login or register to post comments zebu111 on Aug 30, 2015 @robrob35: worked for me... http://www.askvg.com/how-to-stop-automatic-forced-upgrade-from-windows-8-to-windows-8-1/

Followed your instructions - let's hope it is fixed. Thanks so much for a great tip .... All in the name of the abysmal fear of the VIRUS! But, still I am struggling to find solution for reverting back to WIN 8 but no luck.

Your instructions worked well Neil Thank you very much for this fix! I may wind up leaving it offline if there is no other way to stop it. It seems to take up ~10gigs :/ Storage is crucial to me especially on my 64GB Surface 3 0 1 year ago Reply Chuck Frey http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/How-remove-Windows-old-folder 0 1 year ago Reply Now click on Windows Update icon and then click on "Change settings" link given in left sidebar of Windows Update. 2.

wayne This windows 8.1 banner is disgusting. There's "Temporary Internet Files", but that's tiny (and I left it checked anyway). There are several tiers or branches but none offer you to block updates indefinitely without any form of repercussions. 0 1 year ago Reply k12000lt Can you please tell how do Login or register to post comments RJL28 on Aug 12, 2015 Richard Hay, Thank you so very much for this post.

I tried going through these steps since it said I HAVE to update in 4 hours. As such, in this guide we'll go through the steps to prevent Windows Update from downloading the Windows 10 upgrade files and reclaim the used space. If they have yet to download it, and if you are in a low bandwidth environment, this could take forever. place the disk on you dvd drive while is on.

THX ROY Ron F I do not have the two mentioned updates in my list. I do computer repair and help as a volunteer , i was shocked to see so many people never get any updates of windows. If you're buyin for example a Surface, you got no problems. Paul I removed KB2871389 and KB3008273 has not been installed.

I need help! Later on I might do a factory restore and keep away from Windows 10 next time. Login or register to post comments WinObs Follow on Aug 14, 2015 You have also hid the Windows 10 update that is showing up? life to change, you wont to play games on console game; not on windows10 0 1 year ago Reply snakebitten I'm all in on Windows 10, so don't take my comments

While I can understand some grumbling, because updating takes a few moments of effort to instruct the system to do so, I don't believe a rational case can be made against Verifying the download already exists First, you need to see whether the upgrade files are already in your system. But when I went into Installed Updates, these two are not listed. Please include your IP address in your email.

You dig? result? Login or register to post comments WinObs Follow on Aug 13, 2015 Thanks for the feedback - we are glad some of the info is helping out.

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Then set "View by" option as Large Icons and you'll see Windows Update icon at the end of the list. @matt I dont think it'll upgrade if you uninstalled those updates. All of these updates came August 21, 2016 and right after that my system went weird. So I guess i'd have to pirate to 8.1 and then pirate to windows 10 unless it makes it genuine for free. 0 1 year ago Reply 500M Consumers Reached Yearly Removed the file KB3035583 (checked & it is gone).

If you want to know more about this story, I would encourage you to read Daniel's: Exclusive: Bad IT admins reveal that Windows 10 downloads to your PC, which goes into Uninstall KB3035583 (instructions here). Sometimes there is no driver update available for a particular hardware after upgrading to Windows 8.1. They didn't realize that their computer is being upgraded to Windows 8.1 and once the process finished, they were having Windows 8.1 operating system in their computer which they never wanted

Thanks JToering I got here by searching for a fix for a client whose computer is half way though the update to Windows 8.1, and it wants to uninstall some of