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    <h2>I’ve been offered Win 11, it has downloaded and now tells me to restart to install. So I have had to pause updates but I still want Windows 10 updates. Help!!!</h2>
    <h1>TNX Lear</h1>

    Lear R Warner

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    • #2397428

      I would restart and then immediately uninstall Windows 11.

      When it was offered to you, did you click on the offering “block” on the screen? As it shouldn’t have been automatically downloaded, it should have just offered and then let you decide.

      Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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      • #2397441

        <h2>OK! Thanks Susan. about 1/2 hour install and 10 minutes to get rid of it. Now I would say that’s about 10 years of my life wasted by MS.</h2>
        <h2>I followed your advice and then I checked Windows update {nothing else clicked } & it started to d/l Win 11, no questions asked, I’ve paused the upgrade. HELP again.</h2>
         

        Lear R Warner

        • #2397505

          When you say “checked windows update” did you click on check for updates?

          Because you say it’s in that spot where it’s prompting you to restart, my take is that it’s started the install.  I would then let it restart and assuming it does install, then I’d go into programs and features and uninstall it.  You can roll back.

          Susan Bradley Patch Lady

          • #2397511

            <h2>This afternoon after following your advice, installing & then uninstalling, I clicked Start/Settings/Windows Update/check for updates & that’s all, Windows 11 started to download, I immediately paused updates. Previously (Yesterday) after it had completed the D/L it would ask me to restart to install. I immediately paused updates.</h2>
            <h2>Did I miss something? Should I click something to stop Windows 11 installing? My eyesight is atrocious. I’m nearly blind.</h2>
             

            Lear R Warner

            • #2397555

              Can you give me a screen shot of the windows update section?

              For one thing, don’t click on “check for updates”

              Susan Bradley Patch Lady

    • #2397506

      then I checked Windows update {nothing else clicked } & it started to d/l Win 11, no questions asked, I’ve paused the upgrade. HELP again.

      Never click on ‘Check for Updates’.

      After restoring to previous version (Windows 10) you should have set TRV to Windows 10 and release 21H1 (or you current version if you are not on 21H1, which you should be).

      If you run Pro version use GPEdit, if you are on Home version use registry settings.

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      Susan Bradley Patch Lady

    • #2397928

      My eyesight is atrocious. I’m nearly blind.

      this may help
      NEVER CLICK CHECK FOR UPDATES!
      🙂

      | Quality over Quantity |
    • #2397980

      Lear: “I clicked Start/Settings/Windows Update/check for updates & that’s all, Windows 11 started to download

      So, at MS old tricks are new again?

      Ex Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7) since mid-2020. Now: running macOS Big Sur 11.6 & sometimes, Linux (Mint)

      MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
      Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
      Waterfox "Current" and (now and then) Chrome. also Intego AV and Malwarebytes for the Mac.

    • #2398549

      I  never check for the updates, however, when paused and want to update, is it then acceptable to resume updates? That’s the way I have been doing things.

      Win 7 Home Premium x 64 SP1 (DELL INSPIRION i5) Deceased and had a great ride!
      Win 10 Home 21H1 (HP ENVY i7)

    • #2398608

      If you install the group policy editor even though you have home, hopefully you get full control and can avoid the “pause” which lets in lots of bad stuff such as drivers. Then you can follow the recommendations of this site, including delay, TRV, and do not include drivers in updates.

      https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/07/how-to-enable-gpedit-msc-group-policy-on-windows-10-home-devices/

      • #2398742

        Quoted from ghacks

        Update: The method described below adds the Group Policy Editor GUI to the operating system but not the functionality.

        Win 10 home - 21H2
        Attitude is a choice...Choose wisely

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