How to Stop or Block Windows 11 update?

* Mod: From: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/how-to-cancel-windows-11-update/54c282c9-962a-4680-920d-16629c063557 

Method 1 : Using the Registry Editor


You can block Windows 11 update by changing some registry keys.

Be careful while using the Registry Editor, if you change the wrong key, you can mess up your system.

It is very important to keep your system updated, always check for updates on Windows Update.

Now follow these instructions to block Windows 11 Update:

Right Click the Start Menu and select "Run"

type regedit and press Enter

On the Registry editor window, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
(You can copy and paste the address on the address bar)

On the right side of the screen, right click > New > DWORD (32-bit) > and name it TargetReleaseVersion , double click it and set Value Data to 1

Again on the right side of the screen , right click > New > String Value > and name it ProductVersion , double click it and set Value Data to Windows 10

Again on the right side of the screen , right click > New > String Value > and name it TargetReleaseVersionInfo , double click it and set Value Data to 21h2



If you can't find the Windows Update key, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows, right click > New > Key , and name it WindowsUpdate

Method 2 : Using Windows PowerShell(admin).

  • Right-click Start and select Windows Powershell(admin).

  • Press Yes when Prompted.

  • Type cmd.exe to open Command Prompt inside Powershell.

Paste the following commands to enable Targeted Updates to a specific release:

Command 1:

reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate /v TargetReleaseversion /t REG_DWORD /d 1

Command 2:

If you are on Windows 10 version 21H2, use the command below:

reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate /v TargetReleaseversionInfo /t REG_SZ /d 21H2 

If you are on Windows 10 version 21H1, use the command below:

reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate /v TargetReleaseversionInfo /t REG_SZ /d 21H1

You should see the “The command completed successfully” message when you enter the commands.

Then trigger the Group Policy by entering the command gpupdate /force in the same Window as the final step.

Detailed Explanation of the command:

TargetedReleaseVersion is a group policy introduced with Windows 10 version 1803. If you specify a TargetReleaseVersion as the current Version, Windows 10 will remain on this release until it reaches the end of service. This would, hence blocking the Windows 11 update. The first command enables the policy, and the second specifies the target version.

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Last updated May 13, 2022 Views 5,701 Applies to: