Windows 10: I don't want version 1607

Discus and support I don't want version 1607 in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I'm on Windows 10 Pro Version 1511 Build 10586.839. I'd like to keep using Version 1511. I keep getting pushed to install Version 1607. Is there some... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by abacus, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. abacus Win User

    I don't want version 1607

    I'm on Windows 10 Pro Version 1511 Build 10586.839. I'd like to keep using Version 1511. I keep getting pushed to install Version 1607. Is there some way I can stay with 1511 and not get the frequent pushes to update to 1607?

    Thanks for any information.

    abacus, Apr 7, 2017
  2. loiquan Win User

    retrieve to version 1607 from 1709

    Hi Greg,

    I contacted HP supports before I wrote this email and they referred to Microsoft. This is a brand new HP laptop and i just want its windows 10 back to version 1607 from 1709 as currently updated. I just want a smooth restore to its previous version and i
    don't want a clean install because i don't have any disk. Could you somehow have some way to restore back to version 1607 without any clean install? Thanks.

    loiquan, Apr 7, 2017
  3. Mikki78 Win User
    Stop Windows 10 Version Upgrade to 1709 push

    Hello, deleting the executable did not work. Please stop forcing this version upgrade. I don't want 1709. It does not function properly on mt laptop. My 1607 version is still supported.
    Mikki78, Apr 7, 2017
  4. dalchina New Member

    I don't want version 1607

    If you have '10 Pro, use the Defer feature updates setting.

    You can disable Windows updates altogether by various means, but if using Defender you would need to set up a scheduled task to keep it updated (you can search the forum for a thread on that).

    You can set updates to notify only (e.g. using Winaero's free tweaker).

    You can set your connection (Wifi and ethernet) to metered.

    You can search the tutorial section e.g.
    Enable or Disable Check for Windows Updates in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Windows Update Activation Tutorials
    Windows Update - Defer Feature and Quality Updates in Windows 10
    dalchina, Apr 7, 2017
  5. lx07 Win User
    I don't think you can delay it forever. Technically you could but 1511 will stop getting security updates at some point.

    1507 will stop getting updates in May. Windows 10 v1607 media now available Windows for IT Pros

    1511 will stop getting updates at some point also (perhaps 60 days after version 1703 goes to CBB unless they delay it again).
    lx07, Apr 7, 2017
  6. jimbo45 Win User
    Hi there

    Why not run it as a Virtual Machine --then you can keep using it until the end of the universe !!!!!

    I'm not sure why you don't want later versions - but if it's because you want to run older legacy software then the VM way is perfect to do it.

    Here's a W98 VM and an XP VM both running with vmware

    I don't want version 1607 [​IMG]

    I don't want version 1607 [​IMG]

    jimbo45, Apr 7, 2017
  7. abacus Win User
    Thanks for all replies. I'm currently on 1511 10586.842 and have decided it's best for me to go to the latest build of 1607, but not to the Creator's Edition 1703.

    So how can I easily go to 1607 at this point? It is not showing up as an available update now.
    abacus, Apr 8, 2017
  8. NavyLCDR New Member

    I don't want version 1607

    NavyLCDR, Apr 8, 2017
  9. abacus Win User
    Thanks, NavyLCDR. I'm going to give that a try.
    abacus, Apr 8, 2017
  10. anonjwm Win User
    Just from my experience, I did not like the anniversary update on my machine, it used to much of my resources at idle speeds, I went back to a May 2016 version of LTSB 2015.

    But yes, you can stay if you don't want to update. Just simply disable the Windows Update Service, Update Orchestrator Service, and Windows Modules Installer.

    I also disable all the Windows Update tasks in Task scheduler.

    Now you may or may not want to do that depending on your needs. But for me, this does what I want. Since I am not concerned about security updates or any for that matter.
    anonjwm, Apr 8, 2017
  11. dalchina New Member
    Please note a good number experienced problems with 1607, until it was updated over the following 3 months or so. I suggest:
    1. Create a disk image (Windows Backup) of what you have before you attempt the upgrade (Macrium Reflect (free) + external disk for the image file(s) ) + its boot medium.
    That gives you a second chance should things go wrong.

    2. Upgrade and accept updates during the upgrade.

    3. Before you upgrade, make sure you have at least 500Mb of unallocated space on your system disk/partition and sufficient free space on C: for a spare copy of Windows (Windows.old) and working space in addition.

    I've not experienced performance issues with it.
    dalchina, Apr 8, 2017
  12. cereberus Win User
    How does this help?

    Even in a VM, Windows will still try and upgrade unless OP deliberately blocks upgrades which will block all future updates even in AU version.

    Besides, eventually, it will time-bomb out and not be usable anyway.
    cereberus, Apr 8, 2017
  13. I don't want version 1607

    The new Windows as a service is great in theory but sadly lacks capable developers, the quality of the work is shoddy at best, I spent on average 10 times more often troubleshooting and fixing Windows that ever before.
    positronic, Apr 9, 2017
  14. NavyLCDR New Member
    How many of the over 400 million devices running Windows 10 across 192 countries do you suppose have the same problem? I've got a dozen computers on my home network that run Windows 10 Home and Pro versions flawlessly. My "fixing" Windows consists of grabbing the next major upgrade ISO file and upgrading them manually every 6 months or so. Lots of other members here have the same experience.
    NavyLCDR, Apr 9, 2017
  15. They run flawlessly skin deep, once you dig into Windows you start seeing the issues pop up, and no Im not alone, Im another of those millions suffering, driver installations alone ruin many experiences for many users because you are forced to consume whatever Microsoft deems to push down windows update and you cant stop them unless you know how.

    Another great segment, testified by many posts on these boards and other boards across the internet are about broken windows updates where older poor quality updates prevent newer updates from installing, again many many people suffer from this, not just me or mine.

    This of grabbing the iso and reinstalling windows every 6 months is absurd in this day and age, but often (I agree) the only way to get a decent Windows installation.

    @NavyLCDR its not ideal to have re-installations every 6 months, and that cant be considered anything but a band-aid on a bigger issue.

    Hardly surprising people want to avoid upgrading *Wink

    And BTW Im agreeing with you, if it wasnt obvious in between my rant *Wink My last Windows 7 Install is running perfectly for 6,8 years. My Linux Installs are some 15 years old, and all upgrade just fine and work near flawlessness, as no such thing as bug free exists..
    positronic, Apr 9, 2017

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