Updating your computer is almost complete turn off
I had the author of this post ping me and suggest that people should just manually update their things if they disabled Windows Update.That's fine in, say, a managed desktop environment such as many organisations run and let's be clear - disabling Windows Update isn't the issue in that situation because there are professionals managing the rollout of patches (with the obvious exception of the organisations that just got hit by Wanna Cry).I'll consider anything that might help prevent problems caused or seemingly caused, by Windows Update.Windows 10 software updates install on your device automatically (whether you like it or not), but this guide can help you retake control and decide when to install them.But your average person is simply not going to keep on top of these things which is why auto-updaters are built into so many software products these days.Obviously they're in Windows, same with Mac OS and i OS, same with browsers like Chrome and Firefox and same again with the apps themselves on a device like your i Phone by virtue of the App Store automatically keeping them current.Also, be sure to check that your antivirus program is fully enabled once you're done installing updates.Please let me know if you have reason to believe that another step is worthy of inclusion above.
OEMs can still sell any licences they may have in stock, but once they run out it will be Windows 10 or Windows 10.
Fear not, though as there are a few ways you can disable the upgrade and stay on Windows 7 or 8 forever.
We suspect the nagging won't cease one bit: Microsoft will simply want to you pay to upgrade to Windows 10 - Windows 10 home costs £99.99 and Windows 10 Pro costs £189.99.
Again, problems don't occur that often and are rarely widespread, but when they do they hurt.
Fortunately, there are some really simple things you can do to minimize the chance that a patch from Microsoft will do more harm than good: Tip: If it's too late and the damage is done, see How To Fix Problems Caused by Windows Updates for help., restarting your computer after each one is applied.