SOLVED Do not want 11


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I have tried three methods from preventing Microsoft from updating me to Win 11. The latest was converting the DWORD to 1. All other recommended methods from preventing this update have failed. I do not want the bloody thing. After a trail update on one one of my Samsung disks I could not use Adobe Acrobat 14 for which I paid for the update two years ago. Adobe has informed me that it no longer supports V14 and therefore I must pay £15 a month for the privilege of using Acrobat. I have no such problems with Windows 10.

Also the update causes huge problems with the Taskbar, which I cannot resolve. So I am back with Windows 10 and wonder if it is at possible to stop this update, which Microsoft is determined that I have?

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Sorry Ben but nothing works. I have tried at least five different ways to prevent this update, but cannot get by Microsoft's determination to "get me" with this awful program, which has no benefits whatsoever over Windows 10
 
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You don't state all the tried and failed methods. Maybe this will help? As far as I am aware, it is not a forced upgrade. but
 
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There are about five methods for blocking the Win 11 update and none of them work. Microsoft has seen to that. Right now, I have to avoid that update when closing down. This is the only way that I can keep this program from updating.
The Group Policies does not work
The Registry Editing to DWORD = 1 does not work
The EaseUS tool does not work
Congratulations to Microsoft, you cannot be beaten when it comes to forcing your customers to download this program that few people want. I will not bother you any further, unless you have a procedure that nobody else is aware of?
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For David. Tried that does not work after a reboot. Let's face it, if Microsoft want you to update, eventually I will have to give in, but not without a fight. The nearest I have got is the Business solution. I just have to be careful when shutting down that I don't click on update and close. At least I have an option.
My reason for not wanting to update is that Adobe is not recognising my Acrobat V14. I would have to pay £15 a month for the privilege of their latest version, which I do not need. The update of Adobe 9 to 14 cost me a fortune and I am about to relinquish that.
Thank you all for trying.
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Gentleman, I may have found the solution. I no longer see the Update icons when shutting down after doing this in the Group Policies (please see screenshot). Simply by adding the 0 = Do nothing, appears to have solved the problem, that is until Microsoft shuts it down. Your views please!
 

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Juakaliu,

2 questions:

1. How do you get to the page shown in your attachment?
2. Does it stop all updates per se or just the Windows 11 update?

Thanks

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I am a database developer specialising on programs for schools in east, west and central Africa where I worked for 40 years. My wife is a Kenyan (I am British) and my daughters and grandchildren all live in Nairobi. I spend three months of the year in Kenya.
Back to the screenshot. I also provide manuals for the databases (I will attach one) as this required literally hundreds of screenshots.

I use InDesiign to create the actual manual and Adobe Acrobat to create the links. To capture the screenshots I use Snagit V11. Just tried to send you one of the manuals but it exceeded the total allowed. If you have another email address I can send it to you together with the actual Management Information system, MIS School Database.

And yes, it does work. I have never had an update request since the 0 = insert.
 
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I thought it was something within Windows that you could navigate to. All I wanted was a step-by-step set of instructions on how to get to that image you have attached. I do not require a manual. Thanks anyway.

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Hello Heathsideboy. Tried to load a PDF of 2.8mb yet was informed that the file is too large. Surely 2.8mb is just about as small as a PDF can be? Is there any other way I can get this file to you?
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As I said, I only wanted the instructions written here. I am certainly not going to give out my email address to people I do not know. Nothing personal, just that I'm not going to do it.

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Hello
I'm afraid that I am a professional and can only do things in a professional manner. Included are six one-page PDFs. I am really surprised that you do not have a collection of email addresses for the purpose of giving non-personal addresses.
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I am hopeful for him, but, with restrictions on PDF's in Windows, particularly from this source I doubt if he will be able to open them successfully. But, as a professional, you are probably aware of a possible hitch.

Amani iwe nawe
 
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I do not know of, or have ever heard of any restrictions of PDFs in Windows. the two formats have been synonymous ever since Windows came on the scene. The rationale for the PDF format is that it can be opened in any format, and it can. And remember that Microsoft has its own version of the PDF format, which is built into the system. I fail to realise what the problem might be. Keep well and safe.
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Heathsideboy

If you don't feel you want to go through those PDF's, I have put it in a numerical sequence for you.

1. Right click on the start button and, in "run" type Gpedit.msc
2. Go to Local Computer Policy Editor, then down to "Windows Compnents"
3. Scroll down again to, and click, "Windows Update"
4. Now (according to the PDF - I am not using Windows 10., select the item "remove access to all Windows Update features" (fwiw. It does say not supported in Windows 10 (??))
5. In the next panel, select, in "Disabled" "0" (I don't have that setting in Windows 11, so am copying verbatim.)

The poster says it worked for him, so it is up to you. A similar operation can be found by googling, and several slight variations.
 
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I am assuming that the the numerical sequence is meant for one of your clients who have asked you "how to prevent Windows updating". Anyway I'm glad this has been sorted out and would like to wish you all best wishes for the future. This has now been resolved.
Terence
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