I wondered if there had been another mistake like what happened last October when Microsoft pushed Windows 10 to some who hadn't reserved copies and didn't want it to override their Windows 7 or 8. (Microsoft ended up fixing Windows Update at that time to stop this issue.) Or is this the new era of "business as usual" and Windows 7/8 users beware?The best way for users to ensure -- as Windows and Devices chief Terry Myerson promised last year -- they "won't be surprised" about going to Windows 10 -- is to follow Microsoft's guidelines to block the Windows 10 notification update on their devices.One can block Windows Update from updating one particular device.The procedure below will block updates for all versions of the driver, present and future.var microsoft = microsoft
You can still check for updates manually, however, at a time more convenient for you.Step 2 : Install your driver Disconnect the computer from the Internet, go again into Device Manager, uninstall the driver installed by Windows and install your own.Reboot, and ensure that the driver stays as installed.Some have older peripherals that aren't supported with Windows 10.Some need custom business apps that aren't compatible with Windows 10.By following the steps provided, users shouldn't see any more nags and shouldn't have the update process start or complete without them being aware it's happening.As I've said before, I am not a fan of Microsoft's decision to take this route to move users to Windows 10.Although I do like Windows 10 and am running it on my laptop, I don't want it on my old Dell desktop machine and I have chosen not to upgrade it.(Once this machine is on its last leg, I will replace it with a Windows 10 machine, but for now, it works just fine with Windows 7 and I don't want or need to switch OSes.)I have heard from plenty of other users who want or need to stay with an older version of Windows for a variety of reasons. The easiest way would be to use the official Microsoft trouble shooting guide consisting of a downladable tool which enables the option to hide updates, as known from previous Windows versions. Is there any way to stop Windows 10 from updating it again? Sadly most of them behave like a bull in a china shop.