Here is how to put an end to those constant update requests once and for all!

I love Windows 10. I think it’s one of the best Windows upgrades to date. But I know it’s not for everyone. For those of you who’ve become accustomed to Windows 7 and 8, you may find the idea of trying to adjust to a new change incredibly tiring. Maybe it already took you a lot of effort to get used to your current operating system, and you don’t want to go through with that hassle again.

If this is you, then you must be finding all of these Windows 10 pop-ups super annoying. Not only will your PC not shut up about the upgrade, but it’s been automatically downloading the Windows 10 installer onto your computer, just as a further attempt to wave it in your face! This doesn’t actually install Windows 10 on your computer, but it does take up a whopping 3MB of space on your hard drive. In some cases, people have even claimed that Windows 10 was automatically installing on their computers without their permission!

Who’s sick of getting these?


There are ways for you to manually prevent these updates on your computer. If you’re looking for a simple way, however, we’ve got one for you.


Never10 is a software that will help you to prevent your PC from downloading the Windows 10 installer, as well as get rid of those pesky “Get Windows 10” notifications.

This software is completely free, and all you need to do is download and run it on your computer.

  1. Follow this link to download Never10.
  2. Once you run it from your computer, it will tell you about your PC’s status in relation to Windows 10.
  3. Follow the program’s instructions and choose the settings you prefer.
  4. For example, if your PC has automatic upgrading for Windows 10 enabled, and you wish to disable it, simply click on “Disable Win10 Upgrade”. This will prevent your PC from doing anything Windows 10-related behind your back!
  5. Furthermore, if you wish to delete the Windows 10 installer files that have been downloaded onto your computer, click on “Remove Win10 Files”. This will clear your hard drive of those Windows 10 files, leaving you with more space.

Never10 also gives you the option to revert to automatic upgrades. Once you’ve disabled automatic upgrading, you can re-enable it by clicking on “Enable Win10 Upgrade”.

So it’s not absolutely permanent – you can go back on it in the future!

I’ve read some of the horror stories on Windows 10 – some people claim that they left their computer alone for a few minutes, came back, and found it updating itself to Windows 10 without permission!

Now, with Never10, you can rest easy knowing those horror stories won’t happen to you.

Is your computer constantly asking you to upgrade? SHARE your experiences with us in the comments below.

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  • Thank you for the valuable advice.


  • I kept getting those updates and then when I went to install the free version, it crashed. I got tech hubby onto it, but not sure of status at moment. Interestingly, there’s now an Anniversary Windows 10 update? So soon? What’s going on?


  • So glad I use a Mac, none of this junk


  • I’m glad I married a computer expert and can leave all this stuff safely in my husbands hands, lol !


  • Is there a way to stop further upgrades to Windows 10 once it is installed? I have loved Windows 10 and had no problems with it, however, this last big upgrade that it did caused a lot of the programs I use to no longer be useable on my computer. Is there someway I can go back one step and then stop further automatic upgrades from happening? Or do I have to reinstall the programs I want? Like Photo-shop – which is a superior program to the one Windows has.


  • yes I hate that it does that. My husband upgraded his laptop to the new windows 10 and has told me not to do mine – so thank you for this article I will be sure to put it to use.


  • Do you now how to stop the pop up on an iPhone for upgrading? It is driving me nuts!!


  • thank you. I am so sick of the pop ups now I might be able to get rid of them.


  • My mum dos the upgrade then had it removed as programs she had, stopped working


  • I still have Windows 7. When I got a message and a symbol on my screen I ignored it. It appeared and disappeared occasionally over a period of about 6 months. Thankfully neighbour has a son who is an IT expert (even goes overseas with the company he works for). As soon as he found about it he messaged his Mum, other relatives and friends about it, to ignore it completely – do nothing. At that stage if you clicked to delete it, it loaded itself automatically.


  • It did. But then I upgraded to Windows 10.. and the boring messages disappeared! :D


  • I haven’t upgraded but thanks for the article!


  • Thank you – I REALLYNwant those pop ups to shut up.


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