How to stop windows 8.1 update from downloading windows 10 upgrade

Today, I got a new tablet running Windows 8.1 pro. I went to windows update in the control panel and download some update. 

Here is  the cases but all attemp seems to be unable to stop the "Force" upgrade of windows 10 from happening. 

I DO NOT want to install windows 10.

Case 1: Select the updates for windows 8.1 I need, deselect Windows 10 upgrade in the Optional updates. At the bottom of the Windows update window, I can see the NO optional update is select, thus, the Windows 10 upgrade should not be downloaded.

Result: The Win 10 upgrade is still being downloaded regardless of the fact that I didn't select it.

Case 2: Select the updates for windows 8.1 I need, deselect and hide Windows 10 upgrade in the Optional updates.

Result: Same as the previous attempt, Win 10 upgrade is still being downloaded regardless of the fact that I didn't select it.

Case 3: Select only ONE update for windows 8. Make sure NO optional update is selected. Since the Win 10 upgrade is in the Optional update, it shouldn't be downloaded. I went to Optional update, look at it 3 times and make sure it's not selected!!

Result: Same! Still downloaded. 

Why? I said NO, I DO NOT Want to upgrade to Windows 10. 

From now on, I am forced to NOT  RECEIVE ANY update for Windows 8.1 because any time I try to update, it will force me to upgrade to Windows 10. 

Imagine I go to the car deal just to do an oil change and they force me to buy a new car instead! This is absurd!

 

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Last updated May 2, 2019 Views 2,311 Applies to:

Hi,

Try this it worked for me:

Bring up the charms on the Right of the screen, select 'Settings' then select 'PC settings'

then go to 'Update and recovery' look at the details of the updates and  you will see that the Win10

update is ticked but greyed out-'more details' will state it can only be installed via the desktop, which is the way you have been going for your updates.

Tick the updates you want to download/install and you will see the Win10 update is NOT included.

Only use the Control Panel route when you want to install Win10-if ever!

Good Luck!

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Hi, You say right of screen, but I can't find it, where is it,?I am partially set up for W10, but can't find out how to back up all of the lap top before final W10 update. any Ideas

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Hi,

In windows 8.1 if you move the pointer to the top or bottom right of the screen it should open up a vertical row of charms, the bottom one being 'Settings' which is the one you want.

Can't help with the backup question.

 

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I have gone to Settings and selected PC Settings and then went to update and recovery- But I can't find anything that gives me details? I have "View update history" but no details listed there. I have Change how update and no details there. How to I get to details so I can install important updates BUT NOT WINDOWS 10? 

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So I cant ever use automatic updates again?  That's ridiculous.  Isnt there a way to remove the get windows 10 update and still use my update system normally? windows 8.1 is 4 times faster than 10 on my machine.

                                                         Thank you for your time.

                                                                         Tim Nelson

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Yes, I was FORCED into window 10....  I hated it...  and I finally got 8.1 back.   But Microsoft windows is still trying to intrude and invade my computer...  and force windows 10 and other spy ware  into my computer..   

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Hi there,

Thanks for following up. We're happy to help you sort out this automatic update issue. To get rid of the upgrade notification, feel free to check out this post from Andre Da Costa, which can be found here. The step he provided should get rid of the notification to update your operating system to Windows 10.

Let us know how it goes.

Regards.

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