How to Disable Windows 10 Update

Are you tired of seeing Upgrade to Windows 10 prompts (like the one below) on your Windows 7 or 8 computer? Some of our customers are and have asked how to remove Windows 10 upgrade.


How to Remove Windows 10 Upgrade

We recommend using a software utility called GWX Control Panel. It’s super easy to use and will only take a couple of minutes and you will be rid of Upgrade to Windows 10 prompts. Check out this Youtube video for a tutorial on how to download, install and configure GWX Control Panel.

For the Tech Savvy

For those who are tech savvy, feel free to skip the Youtube video and Download GwxControlPanelSetup.exe from Once you arrive at the page click GWX Control Panel to start the download. A big Thank You to Ultimate Outsider for providing this software utility!

Final Thoughts on Windows 10

As a provider of tech support services we have personally seen where home users who upgrade to Windows 10 has caused the end user grief and ended up costing them money. Call us old fashioned but Windows Operating systems should be upgraded only after consulting a professional. Once Windows 10 is upgraded on your computer and you decide to ‘reverse’ it and go back to Windows 7 or 8, then this will require your system be backed up, the original operating system reinstalled along with all of your software programs, anti-virus and data. Downgrading from Windows 10 can be costly and time consuming.

From a business stand point there are many vendor supported systems out there that run Windows 7 and will not be supported by their current vendor if upgraded to Windows 10. If you run a business or have an office, we recommend you consult a professional to take a look at your practices, software and vendor related systems to make sure upgrading to Windows 10 is right for your environment.

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