There’s a lot to like – even love – about Windows 11, but it’s not to everyone’s taste. Microsoft would have to do an incredible feat to produce an operating system that makes everyone happy, and it’s no surprise that Windows 11 falls short for many people.
Microsoft, of course, wants as many users as possible to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11. The company hasn’t gone so far as to force installations, but it still offers updates that might be installed by another computer user. Don’t want Windows 11? Here’s how to block it.
There are two different methods you can use to lock down Windows 11. If you’re using Windows 10 Pro, you can use Group Policy Editor or a registry hack; if you use Windows 10 Home, the registry is your only option.
Since the registry edit option is available to everyone, we’ll go over that first.
- to press windows + R., type regedit and press log into
- Navigate to Computer HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Policies Microsoft Windows Windows Update
- Create a new DWORD (32-bit) value called TargetReleaseVersion and assign it a value of 1
- Create another DWORD (32-bit) value called TargetReleaseVersionInfo and assign it a value of 21H1
If you prefer to use the Group Policy Editor, go to Local computer policy > Computer configuration > Administrative models > Windows components > Windows update > Windows Update for Business and double click Select the target feature upgrade version. log into 21H1 and hit ok before restarting your computer.