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    Blocking Windows 10 upgrade by editing the registry

    The Windows Secrets (paid version) has a neat article by Susan Bradley on blocking Windows 10 auto updates. I've become very tired of the constant task bar icons and update messages from M$ dealing with Win10 so I decided to make the changes.

    My problem is that she says to edit the registry (I've done that lots of times) by first going to HKEY_Local_Machine/SOFTWARE/Policies/Microsoft/Windows/WindowsUpdate ---- I don't have a WindowsUpdate element. My registry path stops at HKEY_Local_Machine/SOFTWARE/Policies/Microsoft/Windows. Should I create one?
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    Why not use GWX Control Panel? You don't need to mess with the registry then.

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    ^^^This. I checked today and it does the same things that the Registry edits do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    Why not use GWX Control Panel? You don't need to mess with the registry then.

    Joe
    Thanks Joe. Worked great.

    I should note that it also fixed the "Upgrade to Windows 10" that had appeared in my laptop's update control panel. That wouldn't allow me to check for Windows 7 updates, it just set there and spun when I told it to look for updates.
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    You're welcome. Glad you got it resolved.

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