How to block Windows 11 upgrade - not everyone wants Windows 11

How to block Windows 11 upgrade
How to block Windows 11 upgrade

What is the "How to block the upgrade to Windows 11" video tutorial about?

The How to Lock Upgrade to Windows 11 tutorial will show you how to lock upgrades to higher versions of Windows.

A good example is blocking the upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11, which Microsoft keeps urging us to do.

Why block Windows Update messages about the need to upgrade to Windows 11?

There are many reasons to avoid an upgrade.

  1. We still have software that may not work well Windows 11
  2. The hardware we have is not compatible
  3. We want the PC we work on to be 100% stable, with no problems
  4. In many cases, users simply do not want to change the OS

Why does Windows send us an urge to upgrade?

Microsoft, which develops Windows, has made Windows 11 the best operating system for data collection.

Not to mention that Windows 1o does not collect data, but on Windows 11 this is much more efficient and deeper.

Collecting users' personal data, that's the stakes, and the gold rush in the digital age, I would add.

Windows XP - very, very little data is collected, especially usage and operation

Windows 7 - relatively little data is collected, especially usage and operation

Windows 10 - data collection becomes more efficient, personal data collection is improved

Windows 11 - in this version the data collection is perfect, the amount of personal data collected is very large, on iOS and Android

Why is personal data collected?

If you ask the companies that develop the operating systems, they will answer you with that phrase “to improve the products, services and user experience.

TRUTH is that the personal data collected is used to profile users for advertising, statistics and other purposes. There may be many others

How do you stop messages from upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 11?

How to block Windows 11 upgrade

There are several methods, but I will present the one that works on Windows 10 Home but also on Windows 10 Pro.

  1. open registry Editor from start / regedit or by order regedit in DCM
  2. Going to Computer \ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows \
  3. If you don't have the WindowsUpdate key, you need to create one with the name WindowsUpdate
  4. Right click on "Windows" New / Key - give the name "WindowsUpdate"
  5. Now right click on the key WindowsUpdate / New / DWORD (32bit) Value by name TargetReleaseVersion and value 1
  6. After that, right click on the key again WindowsUpdate / New / String Value by name TargetReleaseVersionInfo, double-click, and value data, switch to your current version of Windows
  7. Find out the version with the command "winver" in CMD

We have made this above so that our Windows no longer pays attention to other wonders received through Windows update apart from what is required for the current version of the operating system.

From now on you will receive updates only for your version of Windows and you will not be bothered by banners urging you to upgrade to Windows 11 or higher.

Windows 11 Tutorials

Classic Windows 11 context menu
Classic Windows 11 context menu
TIW11 the perfect tool for setting up Windows 11
TIW11 the perfect tool for setting up Windows 11
Install Windows 11 with local account
Install Windows 11 with local account
Upgrade Windows 11 on ANY PC
Upgrade Windows 11 on ANY PC
Install Windows 11 with local account
Install Windows 11 with local account

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About Cristian Cismaru

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  1. I don't know why so reluctant to w11.
    First of all, my PC works great..I have compatible hardware, regular updates .. all the programs installed, they also work very well.– W11 with digital license.
    It was at the beginning of w11. Some problems with the printer that solved it in the meantime.
    And regarding the data collection again I do not understand..what kind of data can collect from a user.? ..
    For me, apart from the Windows account, and here I mean the email address. Which I also did on their service… .99% nothing is true there. bulletin the same .. picture pacifier .. bank accounts, no way… just to see my IP, geographical position .and browsing history… I don't have pirated software… ..what else can he know about me . ??
    I have nothing to hide
    And after all, I put on a VPN… and goodbye… I block all communication through the firewall… and I solved the problem

  2. Bogdan said

    Hi Christ. I am looking forward to a new guide for choosing a laptop with a budget of 2500 lei. I would really need an update. Thanks!

  3. Florin said

    Thanks Cristi

  4. I am also interested in a 2500 lei laptop choice guide

  5. Hi, can you do a tutorial on how to call for specific phone numbers?
    Thank you in advance!

  6. Hello. I followed step by step in regedit, but after 2 days a message appeared in WindowsUpdate, I have to resume updates and check my PC for Windows 11 Upgrade. I have windows 10 home. Thanks in advance for the answer.

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