How to stop Windows 11


I made the mistake of installing it on my Acer laptop two days ago. It did not work well, and I reverted to Windows 10 this morning. I was happy until I noticed I had a notification update: I need to restart my computer to install Windows 11!

How can I stop this installation? I looked in my downloads folder, hoping to be able to delete that miserable piece of software but I don't see it.

Sooner or later, I will have to turn off my laptop and restart it. Please help!

Thank you so much for your tips!

Best Answer


  • Marcella

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am not particularly computer-savvy, but I followed the instructions -- and I have stopped Windows 11 from messing with my laptop! In fact, I had to follow the instructions twice -- the first time, after I followed the instructions, I realized I had suspended all updates. When I restarted my computer, the Windows 11 notification was still there. I figured I had to authorize updates first, then go through the process again of editing the registry, and then restart my laptop, with my fingers crossed. It worked! I realize I will have to update the info in the registry to get Windows 10 updates, but that's o.k. Now I know how to do it.

    Thank you again!

  • Ian

    You're welcome, glad to hear that article was able to help you out!

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