Microsoft announced earlier this week that Windows 10 version 1809, aka “Fall Creators Update,” will begin rolling out to consumers on October 17th. While most people won’t notice anything different about the operating system, some users might find themselves wondering how to cancel the upgrade.
If you want to keep Windows 10 installed on your computer, here’s what you need to know.
First things first: if you don’t want to install Windows 10, you can always uninstall it. This will prevent the Fall Creators Update from installing automatically.
Click Restart Now, and select Turn Off Automatic Updating.
Scroll down to the bottom of the window and uncheck the box next to Download Recommended Updates Automatically.
The final way to disable the update is to simply shut down your PC. When you restart it, you’ll see a prompt asking whether you’d like to update or install the latest version of Windows. Choose Install, and you’ll be able to continue without the Fall Creators Update.
Of course, none of these options will help those who already downloaded the update. But if you’ve been thinking about switching to Windows 10 anyway, now you know how to do it safely.
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Windows 11 is coming out soon. Microsoft announced it at Build 2017 earlier this month. And now we know what features it brings along. We’ve been seeing lots of leaks about the upcoming operating system lately. So we wanted to give you a quick look at some of the key differences between Windows 10 and Windows 11.
The biggest change is the name. Instead of being called “Windows 10,” Windows 11 will be known as “Windows.” This makes sense because Windows 11 is actually based on Windows 10, which is why it’s still called Windows 10.
Microsoft says that Windows 11 will include a number of improvements over previous versions of Windows. One of those improvements is better support for virtual reality headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Another improvement is DirectX 12 support, which allows games to run faster.
There’s one major downside to Windows 11: You won’t be able to upgrade directly from Windows 10 to Windows 11. Microsoft says you’ll have to install Windows 10 again and then update to Windows 11.
If you don’t want to wait for Windows 11 to come out, you can always try installing Windows 10 today. Just make sure you’re running the latest build of Windows 10 — build 1703.
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Microsoft announced earlier today that it will begin rolling out Windows 10 build 1709, aka “Fall Creators Update,” starting next week. While many users are excited about the new features coming to Windows 10, some aren’t quite sure what to do once the OS starts updating itself. If you want to know how to check if you’ve received the Fall Creators Update or just keep up to date with Windows Insider builds, here’s everything you need to know.
Checking Your Build Number
You’ll see a section titled “Windows Insider Program.” Click on the link there to open the program settings page. Scroll down to find the version number listed under the heading “Version Information.”
This isn’t the same thing as the build number, but it’s close enough that you shouldn’t worry too much about it.
Upgrading To A New Version Of Windows
If you’d like to switch to a newer version of Windows, you’ll need to download the latest ISO file for whichever edition of Windows you use. For example, if you run Windows 7 Home Premium, you’ll need to grab the Windows 7 Home Premium 2017 ISO file. Once you’ve downloaded the file, burn it to a DVD or USB stick, boot into recovery mode, and select “Repair my computer.” Choose the option to install Windows, and follow the prompts. Depending on where you live, you might need to enter a product key to activate the operating system.
Method 1. Manually pause updates
The following instructions are meant for people who do not want to use Microsoft’s Automatic Update feature. If you choose to use it, skip ahead to Method 2.
Method 1: Manual Pause Updates
1. Select “Manage optional features.”
2. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and select “Pause updates.”
3. A dialog box appears asking whether you want to continue updating Windows 10 or to pause updates. Choose either option.
4. After pausing updates, restart your computer.
Method 2. Reinstall Windows 10
If you’re having issues with Windows 10, Microsoft has a solution for you. If you’ve been experiencing problems like freezing, crashing, slow performance, or just plain old bugs, you’ll want to try Method 2. This method involves restoring an earlier version of Windows 10, such as Windows 8.1 or Windows 7.
Windows 10 is designed to work seamlessly with modern PCs, tablets, and smartphones. However, some people are finding that it doesn’t run well on older hardware. In fact, many people report that Windows 10 isn’t even booting properly.
In addition to being slower, Windows 10 has introduced a number of new features that require upgrades to drivers and software. Many people find themselves unable to use their devices because of compatibility issues.
So what do you do if you’re stuck with Windows 10? Well, there are actually three options. You can revert to Windows 8.1, reinstall Windows 10, or install another operating system altogether. We’ll go over each of those options.
Stop the Update Temporarily Using Windows Settings
Microsoft announced last month it would begin rolling out Windows 10 version 1809, aka “Fall Creators Update,” to PCs around the world. But if you’re one of those people who wants to delay the upgrade, there are ways to do it. To start, head into the Windows settings menu and select “Update & security.” From there, scroll down to “Windows Update” and hit “Pause future updates.” You’ll see a list of upcoming updates, including Fall Creators Update. Hit “OK” to continue. If you want to stop the update permanently, you can select “Turn off automatic updating” under “Advanced options.”
If you’ve already updated to Windows 10 version 1809 and don’t want to go back to Windows 10 version 1709, Microsoft offers some advice on how to rollback. Scroll down to “Recovery history” and tap on “Restore previous versions.” Choose the date range you’d like to restore from and press “Next.” Then choose whether you want to revert to Windows 10 version 1703 or 1709. Finally, press “Start recovery.”
Turn Off Windows Update Service
Microsoft is planning to release a major update for Windows 10 next month. However, it looks like some people are trying to block the upgrade, since Microsoft is pushing out the October 2018 Update via Windows Update. If you want to prevent the update, follow the steps below.
Then select Change settings and scroll down to Advanced options. Here, uncheck Automatically check for updates and change the option to Manual Only. You can now manually download and install the latest version of Windows 10.
If you don’t want to stop receiving automatic updates altogether, you can disable Windows Update entirely. Now, you won’t receive any updates or critical ones.
You can always go back to the previous build of Windows 10 by repeating the same steps mentioned above. However, doing so might make you lose data and programs installed on your PC. So, proceed with caution.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Repair My Computer If It Is Damaged?
There are various options available if you have accidently deleted or destroyed files on your computer. First, use Windows Explorer to look for any hidden files or directories (the file manager). Some of these files may be recoverable from within Windows itself. If not, you’ll need to copy them back onto your computer using an external hard drive or a CD/DVD burner.
Is it possible to stop Windows from automatically downloading updates?
Yes! Using Group Policy Editor, you can block Windows 10 updates from downloading automatically (GPE). You must be an administrator or a member of the local Administrators group to use this approach.