By Dervish / Last update January 19, 2022

Microsoft's latest Win11 system has been released for some time, and many users have also received Win11 update pushes one after another. However, the current Win10 system is still a relatively stable operating system, while the relative Win11 as a new system still has much instability. So how do you stop Windows 10 from updating Windows 11? Below, I will take you all to see it together!

Use Group Policy to prevent the upgrade to Windows 11

A Professional or Enterprise edition of Windows 10 is required to access the Group Policy Editor. Here are the steps:

1. Click the Start menu, enter “gpedit,msc”, and open the Local Group Policy Editor.

2. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > Windows Update for Business.

3. Double-click "Select target feature update version".

4. Set the policy to Enabled, type Windows 10 in the first box and 21H1 in the second box.

5. Select OK, which will set the target version to Windows 10 version 21H1.

Note: In this case, Windows Update will not provide an upgrade for Windows 10 21H2. A feature upgrade will be forced once the set version is no longer supported. You can also modify the version regularly to get the latest Windows 10 feature upgrades, such as setting the target version to 21H2 after release.

Use the registry to prevent the upgrade to Windows 11

The same target release version can be set in the registry, and this applies to all versions of Windows 10, including Windows 10 Home.

1. Click the Start menu, type regedit, exe, and open the Registry Editor.

2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate

If the items do not exist, right-click the previous item and choose New > Item to create them.

3. Right-click Windows Update and select New > Dword (32-bit) value.

4. Name it TargetReleaseVersion, double-click on the new Dword and set it to 1.

5. Right-click WindowsUpdate and select New > String Value.

6. Name it TargetReleaseVersionInfo, double-click on the new string and set it to 21H1.

7. Restart the computer.