Solved How to prevent Insider Preview from installing

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I had a brain fart the other day and re-enrolled in the Insider Preview program, even though my intention was to download an .ISO and install on a VMware virtual machine, which I did.

I forgot about re-enrolling in the Insider Preview program and today when I went to check for Windows updates I now see:

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I assume that on my next reboot that my Win10 configuration will be replaced with Win11. Is there any way to abort the Win11 installation at this point?
 

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    Windows11 version 21H2( OS Build 22000.194)
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    Surface Pro 6
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    i7 8650U
    Memory
    16GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    external 24" Dell P2415Q
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    3840 x 2160 on external Dell, 2736 x 1824 on SP6 screen
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You can delete the downloaded files that are necessary for the update. There are useful files on Tenforums that can help:

Reset Windows Update in Windows 10

this will reset and reregister windows update.

You can make sure you are safe by going to C;\windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\ and deleting all the files there, and then restarting. Also unregister for Windows insider program, if unsure. Search Tenforums for UUPDump tutorial by Kari to download Windows Insider update ISOs without being enrolled in the Insider Program.
 
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    Apple iMac9,1
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    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo E8435 @ 3.06GHz
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    Apple Inc. Mac-F2218FA9
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    USB UK extended generic
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wpcoe

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You can delete the downloaded files that are necessary for the update. There are useful files on Tenforums that can help:

Reset Windows Update in Windows 10

this will reset and reregister windows update.

You can make sure you are safe by going to C;\windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\ and deleting all the files there, and then restarting. Also unregister for Windows insider program, if unsure. Search Tenforums for UUPDump tutorial by Kari to download Windows Insider update ISOs without being enrolled in the Insider Program.
Thanks. I did as much manual deleting as I could before I crossed my fingers & rebooted, and it worked. I had already un-enrolled in the Insider Program as soon as I realized what I had done by enrolling. After rebooting, I thought of the disk cleanup utility in File Explorer and it removed all the remaining bits of the update/upgrade that were left.
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Windows11 version 21H2( OS Build 22000.194)
    Computer type
    Tablet
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Pro 6
    CPU
    i7 8650U
    Memory
    16GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    external 24" Dell P2415Q
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160 on external Dell, 2736 x 1824 on SP6 screen
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD
    Browser
    Vivaldi, Edge
    Antivirus
    Avast

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    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
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    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
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    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
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    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
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    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
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    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
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    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
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    up to 2048 x 1536
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    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724

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    Windows11 version 21H2( OS Build 22000.194)
    Computer type
    Tablet
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Pro 6
    CPU
    i7 8650U
    Memory
    16GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    external 24" Dell P2415Q
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160 on external Dell, 2736 x 1824 on SP6 screen
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    512GB SSD
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    Vivaldi, Edge
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    Avast

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Thanks. UUP was a little glitchy a few nights ago when I was looking for the .ISO, so I downloaded it from one of the Android sites.


Apparently, UUP is a little glitchy tonight as well.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Win 10 Home 10.0.22000.282 (x64)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    (onboard) Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    LG GH22LS30 CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 Full Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security 2020
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot®
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    100/100
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?183088-5000-B-E-on-M2N32-SLI-Dlx-Overclocked&p=2891724#post2891724
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