Prevent Windows 10 Upgrade

For a number of reasons, you may not want to Upgrade your Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer to Windows 10.


  1. Computer too old.
  2. Necessary Software not upgradable.
    1. Too expensive to upgrade
    2. Not compatible.
  3. Hardware not compatible.
    1. No drivers available.
    2. Too Expensive to replace.
  4. I may be buying a new computer soon anyway.
  5. Don’t have the time to upgrade (takes 3 to 5 hours)
  6. I don’t want to learn anything new.

Prevent it

Follow these steps.

  1. Download GWX Control Panel – download here
    1. Check Download Folder
  2. Install GWX Control Panel download file
    1. Double Click on downloaded file in Download file
    2. Run the new program when installation is complete
  3. Click to Disable “Get Windows 10”   (click to Enlarge Graphic)
  4. Click to Prevent “Get Windows 10 Upgrades”

  5. ResultsGWXcontrolPanel


  6. Click the X in the top right corner to close.

You will see that GWX icon will disappear from the Task Bar.