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How to Disable Windows Upgrade to the Latest Version

In this article, we will be showing you how to disable windows upgrade to the latest version of windows through windows updates on Windows 7.

The steps and tutorial is available in the video below;

Sticking with Windows 7 (Reasons)

For various reasons, a lot of Windows users are comfortable with their current versions of windows, especially Windows 7 users. Microsoft rolled out Windows 11 recently which is expected to succeed Windows 10.

Some glitches have been reported and many users complained about some of the settings being moved and other issues that we cannot mention in this post.

Windows 7

Windows 7 is one of the best Windows Microsoft ever rolled out and this is because of its great performance on all levels of usage.

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Windows 7 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. It was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009, and became generally available on October 22, 2009. It is the successor to Windows Vista, released nearly three years earlier.

Windows 7 was a major success for Microsoft; even before its official release, pre-order sales for the operating system on the online retailer had surpassed previous records. In just six months, over 100 million copies had been sold worldwide, increasing to over 630 million licenses by July 2012.

End of support (After January 14, 2020)

On January 14, 2020, Windows 7 support ended with Microsoft no longer providing security updates or fixes after that date, except for subscribers of the Windows 7 Extended Security Updates. However, there have been two updates that have been issued to non-ESU subscribers:

  • In February 2020, Microsoft released an update via Windows Update to fix a black wallpaper issue caused by the January 2020 update for Windows 7.
  • In June 2020, Microsoft released an update. This was to roll out the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge to Windows 7 and 8.1 machines that are not connected to Active Directory. Users, e.g. those on Active Directory, can download Edge from Microsoft’s website.

How to disable upgrade to the latest version of Windows

  • Step 1

Go to the start button on your desktop and type gpedit.msc int the search button.

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  • Step 2

Click on Administrative Templates and then on Windows Components by clicking on the small arrow beside them.


  • Step 3

You can now double-click on Windows Update to bring up another window.

windows update

  • Step 4

Scroll down in the window until you find the option Turn off the upgrade to the latest version of Windows through Windows updates. Double-click on it and wait for a new window to open.

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  • Step 5

Once the new window opens, you can select the Enabled option and click on Apply, and then Ok.

That’s it, you have now disabled the automatic upgrade to the latest version of windows be it Windows 10 or Windows 11. If you have any questions, kindly give your feedback in the comment section below.

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