• So how DO you block the upgrade to Win10 1709

    More than a few people have asked, what with Win10 1703’s new-found ability to upgrade to 1709 all by itself — no Windows Update required — what does it take to make sure Microsoft doesn’t change its mind again and pushes you onto whatever version it likes?

    @abbodi86 has an interesting observation:

    Windows Update in Windows 10 is a lost cause without intervention

    some steps are obligatory to keep the current version:
    – set connection to metered
    – set Automatic Update policy to disabled or notification
    – disable UpdateOrchestrator and WindowsUpdate schedule tasks
    – use wushowhide.diagcab or WUMT to check for updates and hide the upgrader-updates

    which seems to be a whole lot of work just to stay with what you have.