Many people feel they are being bullied into using Windows 10 and that their systems no longer provide updates unless they install 10. The latter is is not true. When running Windows Update you will see a screen similar to this.
The secret here is to ignore the Get Started text and click on the Show all available updates
You will now be presented with a large list of Windows Updates. Notice at the bottom right one optional update has already been automatically selected – this is the ‘bullying’ bit as Microsoft click this box for you!
Before going any further click on the Optional link
IMPORTANT! Now remove the tick from Upgrade to Windows 10
The ‘count’ at the bottom right shoud now show no updates selected.
You can now manually select the Important and/or Optional updates that apply to your system without initiating the Windows 10 upgrade.
You can now click on all those that you want to install.
Initiate the updates by clicking Install.
You can also HIDE the Windows 10 upgrade so that it doesn’t keep prompting you.
- Go back into the Windows Update – Optional screen
- RIGHT CLICK on the Windows 10 upgrade
- Click on Hide update
Hope this helps