You would have to unhide the two updates that were previously hidden. Or, you can use the windows 10 media tool to download and install Windows 10 whenever you please, so long as you meet the requirements. So, until I am ready to install it, I must uncheck it before installing any updates. I only had an option to delete them not hide and then, of course, when I reinstalled they came back again. I decided to look at my update setting in control panel and it was set to " install updates automatically (recommended)".
Hello Dennis, I followed steps in this article but ran into one snag that will not let it work completely on my system. I never saw the temporary install files selection in disk cleaner list, but I went ahead and ran it, rebooted and then when I go to windows update and click on check for updates, still get the message that windows cannot check for updates because of an install that needs to be finished or some such thing. UPDATE- I did another reboot and then went back to windows update and then it would let me check for updates. I reset it to "download updates but let me choose whether to install them". Since the install updates automatically" seems to be the default setting If there is any way you can edit what you wrote to alert people to this potential glitch, please do.
On Microsoft's Windows Lifecycle page, you'll also find the updated table showing that Windows 7 and 8.1 sales (to OEMs) ceased on 31 October 2016.
Infopackets Reader 'Lorraine' writes: " Dear Dennis, Not too long ago I reserved my copy of Windows 10, but then I canceled it a few days later.
It also seems as if Microsoft isn't taking 'no' for an answer!
Here's what you need to do if your Windows Update reports "Your upgrade to Windows 10 is ready" and you don't want Windows 10 installed: Please note that these are the steps I took when repairing Lorraine's computer.
Retail sales of Windows 7 ceased years back, and until now the only way to get a new PC with Windows 7 was from a manufacturer such as HP and Dell.
Now, you won't find any PCs or laptops which offer a choice of Windows version when you first turn them on.
How to Fix Infinite Windows 10 Reinstalls After Rollback From a W7/W8 W10 "Upgrade" I just had a client who unwittingly allowed W10 to "upgrade" her W7 system.
With over 30 years of computing experience, Dennis' areas of expertise are a broad range and include PC hardware, Microsoft Windows, Linux, network administration, and virtualization.
Dennis holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science (1999) and has authored 6 books on the topics of MS Windows and PC Security.
There's also a button which can remove any downloaded Windows 10 installation files which could be hogging up to 6.5GB of your hard drive space.
Recently there has been a lot of confusion about when Windows 7 will cease to be supported.