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Windows 10 - How to Stop Automatic Update July 29th

2015-07-06, 0:58 AM

Hi, all!

 

I just purchased a Lenovo Yoga 3 14. I'm in the process of setting it up (any suggestions welcome, but I've been reading through this forum and searching online for help) and have been unable to find an answer to the following question.

 

The sales associate told me that any PC I purchased (which currently has Windows 8.1) will automatically update itself to Windows 10 on July 29th once connected to the internet. 

 

My problem is that I will be sitting for the bar exam at the end of the month with this laptop (ending on the 30th). The bar exam uses ExamSoft (by SofTest), which does not support Windows 10 (yet, not guaranteed to do so by the bar exam - and definitely not something I want to have to worry about). The exam software requires an internet connection to upload the exam, though it is not connected to the internet other than for the upload.

 

I shut off Automatic Update (for now) and am hoping that if I do not connect to the internet for long (though I can't control how long and it may need to be connected for a long time to upload), it won't update. Does anyone know of a way that I can stop this automatic update? (When I updated my old laptop to Win8 and then 8.1, I was able to opt in to the update and run it when I chose, as well as go back to the former version if I didn't like the new. It seems odd to me that this is an automatic update without option.)

 

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Windows 10 - How to Stop Automatic Update July 29th

2015-07-06, 3:00 AM

As Atli mentioned, it will not be an automatic update. By getting the so-called "reservation" you still get to determine when the update is installed after that date but it will speed up the upgrade process significantly since you do not have to wait for a 3GB download.

To uninstall the reminder see: http://www.ghacks.net/2015/04/17/how-to-remove-windows-10-upgrade-updates-in-windows-7-and-8/






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Re: Windows 10 - How to Stop Automatic Update July 29th

2015-07-06, 1:14 AM

Your machine will NOT automatically upgrade to Windows 10 unless you opt-in in their Windows 10 Update tool.

 

If you're good with Win 8.1, then it is yours to choose when and more importantly, IF you decide to upgrade (recommended).

 

I recommend upgrading for sure, but it is optional and the ball is in your court.

 

Cheers!, Atli Jarl.

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Re: Windows 10 - How to Stop Automatic Update July 29th

2015-07-06, 3:00 AM

As Atli mentioned, it will not be an automatic update. By getting the so-called "reservation" you still get to determine when the update is installed after that date but it will speed up the upgrade process significantly since you do not have to wait for a 3GB download.

To uninstall the reminder see: http://www.ghacks.net/2015/04/17/how-to-remove-windows-10-upgrade-updates-in-windows-7-and-8/






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Re: Windows 10 - How to Stop Automatic Update July 29th

2015-07-06, 16:51 PM

Thank you! That makes more sense than what I was told - I wasn't sure why it would be an automatic upgrade.

 

I'll definitely be upgrading to Windows 10, I just have to wait until after the bar exam.

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Re: Windows 10 - How to Stop Automatic Update July 29th

2015-07-06, 16:54 PM

Thanks for your helpful response - and the link! Based on all of this, I am going to leave the reservation and then just wait to actually install it (or would it be better to remove the reservation and later download the upgrade to a usb or CD? - sorry, I'm not great with computers!).

 

Thank you again for your time and help!

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Re: Windows 10 - How to Stop Automatic Update July 29th

2015-07-06, 18:41 PM

If I were in your situation, I'd leave it as is. As long as we will eventually have to approve the download and most likely agree to several prompts, I wouldn't bother going through the extra work of removing the reminder. Someone else might have another opinion, but that is what I'd do.

 


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sorry, I'm not great with computers!).

 


 

No apologies are necessary. No one knows everything there is to know about computers. Feel free to visit our forums whenever you have a question. Good luck on the bar exam. :smileyhappy:






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Re: Windows 10 - How to Stop Automatic Update July 29th

2015-07-06, 18:54 PM

Just as an aside. I upgraded to Win 10 pro. Have not seen any problems with specialized software (perla, adobe premiere pro, photoshop, office products. ) Not too many driver improvements. Still have the display flicker and synaptics mouse disappear. I think the drivers are all still Win 8.1. External display, usb, wireless, touch, rotation, all still fine.

I upgraded only because of the Start upgrade. Everything else pretty much the same. As usual driver companies still catching up to a MS "improvement"

Auto Upgrade does let you know it's available (sends an email) and you choose to upgrade. Nothing automatic except the notification. Yoga 2 pro.

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Re: Windows 10 - How to Stop Automatic Update July 29th

2015-07-11, 21:53 PM

 

It's good to know that we'll have the option to decide when to download and install. Now, I have one question:

I plan to download and take advantage of the free offer from Microsoft. After downloading, can I burn the downloaded file to a DVD and create a .iso file to be installed later? SInce I am not much of a computer literate, this would allow me to follow the experiences of the "early birds" and then take the decision to install only when I would feel comfortable enough about using the new version.

 

Thanks for all help.

 

 

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