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Block Windows 7 From Upgrading to Windows 10

In order to block your machine from automatically upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 10, there are 4 registry changes that need to be made. You can download our preconfigured registry file and restart your computer or you can manually apply the changes listed below.

AllowOSUpgrade

Set: AllowOSUpgrade (Dword 32-bit) value to 0
Under: HKEY_LOCAL MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade\

DisableGWX

Set: DisableGWX (Dword 32-bit) value to 1
Under: HKEY_LOCAL MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\GWX\

DisableOSUpgrade

Set: DisableOSUpgrade (Dword 32-bit) value to 1
Under: HKEY_LOCAL MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\

ReservationsAllowed

Set: ReservationsAllowed (Dword 32-bit) value to 0
Under: HKEY_LOCAL MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade\