If you’re like some users, you don't want Microsoft telling you to install new software. Maybe your hardware isn't compatible or you have software that won't be compatible. Maybe you have licensing issues that you don't want Microsoft automatically attempting to validate. Maybe you are like me and have a HUGE problem with how invasive Microsoft has gotten in data mining and collecting your EVERY key stroke, search, page visit, software install, place you have taken your computer, passwords and password conventions, Whatever the case, if you have scheduled your upgrade, or are tired of the nagging, or have completed the upgrade and you don't like it (AND you are within 30 days of completing the upgrade) follow the steps below to stop or reverse the upgrade.
First, you have to be within 30 days of the upgrade. If you are beyond 30 days I'm sorry but Windows has already deleted the old installation folder. Unless you have a viable backup that you can restore this folder from, you are stuck with Windows 10. I suggest watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rczgCmoNSSE and at least learning what privacy issues may exist. Thanks and credit goes to Byte My Bits.
If this update creeps back in your list of ‘Suggested’ updates, ignore it.
If the Windows 10 upgrade icon pops back up in the future, follow the above steps to hide it again. It is possible that Microsoft will change the update number with a future version of Windows 10.1 or 10.x. If so, just google the update at that time and follow the above steps with the new update number.
To understand why we are so opposed to the incredible invasion of privacy in this OS, I suggest watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rczgCmoNSSE and at least learning what privacy issues may exist. Thanks and credit goes to Byte My Bits.