Windows 10

Besides just telling users from domain connected computers and non domain connected computers, "just don't do it!", how do I prevent them  from using the auto upgrade feature that I understand is going to auto upgrade them to win10?
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Wayne88Commented:
Assuming you are currently in a W7/W8 environment and you have WSUS in place then you can apply WSUS policy and control how, when or if you want a specific update to get pushed to the users in a domain.  You can even deny or approve an update manually.

Deny the following KBs:

"If you are using Windows 7, locate the following updates: 3035583, 2952664, 3021917
If you are using Windows 8, locate the following updates: 3035583, 2976978"

You can also use group policy to turn off the auto update install but that means for everything.

How to block Windows 10 Upgrade notifications in earlier versions of Windows

http://www.ghacks.net/2015/06/01/how-to-block-the-windows-10-update-notification-in-earlier-versions-of-windows/

Managing the WSUS Automatic Updates Client Download, Install, and Reboot Behavior with Group Policy:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/328010

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd939933(v=ws.10).aspx

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720539(v=ws.10).aspx

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Justin StearCommented:
I'm assuming you aren't using WSUS, as WSUS servers don't get the update in the first place.  Please read this article as it has the answers you are looking for.

https://techjourney.net/disable-remove-get-windows-10-upgrade-reservation-notification-system-tray-icon/
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
And if you are not on WSUS, the upgrade to Windows 10 is NOT an auto upgrade, will take some time to roll out (months) and will not happen next week, and also needs Admin authority on the workstation to both request the upgrade and install it.

If you have Standard Users, you have nothing to worry about.
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RantCanSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
Domain connected versions of windows 7 and 8 will not get the offer to upgrade, for precisely the reason you indicated. if a computer is not on the domain, the possibility exists that they get the offer.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Most all Windows 7 / 8 machines got the offer, but that is all it is. The offer has to be accepted (not automatic) and the user must be admin to upgrade. Despite all the hype (I have been running Windows 10 for six months), it cannot upgrade accidentally or automatically.
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
if a computer is not on the domain, the possibility exists that they get the offer.

not necessarily
even if it is not on the domain, they might be using an enterprise version of windows.  in that case, the offer wouldn't be available regardless if it is on the domain or not
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