Stuck in the Windows 10 to 11 update loop.

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Any top tips for stopping my windows home 10 laptop (version 22H2), which is not up to spec for windows 11, trying to update to win11 every 7 days or so?

Installs the 11 update then at the end tells me pc not up to spec and then uninstalls it again. Takes about an hour or so to carry out this farcical process again and again.

I have been into services.msc and turned off updates but Microsoft still updates. Even removes the option to shut down so i am forced to install the update & restart even though i know it will not install. Pity Microsoft do not seem to know this and instead produce non user friendly garbage resource hungry OS's when there is no need (see Puppy Linux running like lightening in an old pc's 512mb RAM from a cd-rom.)

Not keen on doing a registery edit so is there a programme anyone can recommend that will give me control over win 10 updates?
 
This is odd for two reasons.

Firstly, Windows 10 runs a hardware compatibility check before offering you the Windows 11 upgrade. So if the hardware is not up-to-spec, then it shouldn't have offered you the upgrade to begin with, let alone actually starting it.

Then, If you are offered the Windows 11 upgrade and refuse it a few times, Windows eventually gives-up and stops bothering you.

So unfortunately I can't say what went wrong in your case....
 
This is odd for two reasons.

Firstly, Windows 10 runs a hardware compatibility check before offering you the Windows 11 upgrade. So if the hardware is not up-to-spec, then it shouldn't have offered you the upgrade to begin with, let alone actually starting it.

Then, If you are offered the Windows 11 upgrade and refuse it a few times, Windows eventually gives-up and stops bothering you.

So unfortunately I can't say what went wrong in your case....
Thanks for the reply.

I am assuming the update is to Win 11. Maybe it is not. Current OS version is win10 22H2 so it is trying to update to whatever is beyond that version, which i assumed was WIn 11.
 
22H2 is indeed the latest (and probably last) version of Windows 10, but there are frequent updates to it, aka 'Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 22H2' - so it's possible that this is what your Window 10 OS is trying to install?
 
Also, what's your PC's spec? Processor, memory, and storage (and free space)?
 
Also, what's your PC's spec? Processor, memory, and storage (and free space)?
Not a particularily old/ slow laptop. AMD a-4 5000 processor, 8gb RAM & plenty of spare HD space.

Time to wipe and install some version of Linux?
 
Not a particularily old/ slow laptop. AMD a-4 5000 processor, 8gb RAM & plenty of spare HD space.

Time to wipe and install some version of Linux?

If you don't need Windows... sure. Or buy a new Chromebook? They're inexpensive.
 
If you don't need Windows... sure. Or buy a new Chromebook? They're inexpensive.
Ok thanks for the advice. Linux install probably the best option.

Does not seem right throwing away a perfectly functioning piece of hardware just because microsoft OS's are junk.
 
Any top tips for stopping my windows home 10 laptop (version 22H2), which is not up to spec for windows 11, trying to update to win11 every 7 days or so?

I have a nice slim 14" laptop that I like very much but at 5 years old it's getting short on recourses. What I do to gain some control over unwanted updates is set the wireless connection to metered. At one time a metered connection downloaded nothing without your permission but now it gets overridden to download essential security updates which seems a sensible approach. Ethernet connections can also be set to metered.

Having undertaken much Microsoft certification training in the past, I know their peculiar obsessive mind set. As I'm now just an ordinary user, I'm not of the opinion that Microsoft knows best what I need any more than I'd be that Mercedes knows best what software updates my car needs. Many diesel owners here will be able to identify with that.

Beware metered is not a universal setting. If you connect to a different wireless connection, then that will also have to be set to metered.
 
I have a nice slim 14" laptop that I like very much but at 5 years old it's getting short on recourses. What I do to gain some control over unwanted updates is set the wireless connection to metered. At one time a metered connection downloaded nothing without your permission but now it gets overridden to download essential security updates which seems a sensible approach. Ethernet connections can also be set to metered.

Having undertaken much Microsoft certification training in the past, I know their peculiar obsessive mind set. As I'm now just an ordinary user, I'm not of the opinion that Microsoft knows best what I need any more than I'd be that Mercedes knows best what software updates my car needs. Many diesel owners here will be able to identify with that.

Beware metered is not a universal setting. If you connect to a different wireless connection, then that will also have to be set to metered.
Thanks, very helpful. I use ethernet so i will see if my router's homepage allows me to meter my connection.
 
Thanks, very helpful. I use ethernet so i will see if my router's homepage allows me to meter my connection.


It's a windows 10 setting rather than in the router.

If you click on your network connection and select properties it should bring this up. if that doesn't work for you there is plenty of guidance on the internet on how to set a connection metered.

Metered.JPG
 
We sell Microsoft... software and hardware 😊

Not complaining about them... for me, it's just work.
 
Does not seem right throwing away a perfectly functioning piece of hardware just because microsoft OS's are junk.
Wait until you happen upon the reams of idiosyncratic stupidity that Linux can offer you. ;)
 
You can pause updates for 35 days. When close to that time is up, then select update for a few seconds then use the Pause select again and click on it 5 times to give you the 35 day limit again. Remember to repeat when needed.
 
On the windows update page on the right , you will see a button thats there to check your dervice to see if it is compatible for W/11 or not . Click on it and let it run .It will check and tell you if your W/computer is ok to take 11 or not, but i guess its not, then after the scan it will have a message to say its not compatible and mark your computer by the computer check with a red X . Then i dont think it will bother you again updating .
 

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