Windows 11 is the latest operating system from Microsoft, and it’s packed with new features and improvements. However, not everyone is ready to make the jump just yet. If you’re one of those users who want to stick with Windows 10 for the time being, this blog post is for you. In this post, we’ll show you how to stop the update to Windows 11 and stay on your current Windows 10 version.
Method 1: Using the Windows Update Settings
The easiest way to prevent Windows 11 from being installed on your computer is by adjusting your Windows Update Settings. To do this, follow these steps:
- 1. Press Windows + I to open the Settings app.
- 2. Click on Update & Security.
- 3. In the Windows Update tab, click on Advanced options.
- 4. Under the “Choose when updates are installed” section, select the option for “Current Branch for Business” and set the delay to 365 days. This will defer the update to Windows 11 for a year.
Keep in mind that this method will also delay other feature updates for Windows 10. If a new Windows 10 update is released, you’ll need to adjust the settings again to receive it.
Method 2: Using the Group Policy Editor
If you’re using Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, you can use the Group Policy Editor to further control the update process. Here’s how:
- 1. Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog, type gpedit.msc, and press Enter.
- 2. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > Windows Update for Business.
- 3. Double-click on Select when Preview Builds and Feature Updates are received.
- 4. Select Enabled and set the “Delay the update for this many days” option to 365 days.
- 5. Click Apply and then OK.
This method will only apply to feature updates and won’t affect security updates or other non-feature updates for Windows 10.
By following the methods outlined above, you can prevent Windows 11 from being installed on your computer and keep using Windows 10. Remember that it’s essential to keep your system up-to-date with security patches, so don’t forget to check for updates regularly.
If you decide to upgrade to Windows 11 later, you can reverse these settings to receive the update when you’re ready. For more information on Windows 11 and its features, check out our Windows 11 Overview blog post.