Microsoft plans to upgrade all the computers running on Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. And they are becoming more and more aggressive with each new step. Previously, you could just disable the GWX program (Get Windows 10) and be done with it, but this is no longer working for some users. Many of the Windows users who are happy with the older versions of Windows operating system can now try Never10 – a utility to effectively disable any attempts by Microsoft to automatically upgrade their systems to Windows 10. The same utility can also be later used to re-enable the Windows 10 upgrade if the users decide to go along with the upgrade.
Never10 is a portable tool and runs only on Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1. Any attempt to run this tool on any other version of Windows is a waste of time anyway. Basically, you have to click on the button labeled Disable Win10 Upgrade after launching this tool. This will make it perform some system level operations to prevent the automatic upgrade to Windows 10 without any hassles on the user’s part.
Later if you decide that you want to upgrade to Windows 10 (which is a free upgrade to Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 users), then you can re-launch the Never10 utility once again and click on the Enable Win10 Upgrade button. This will remove all the changes made earlier by the tool and your system will become ready to download Windows 10 and install it.
If you do choose to upgrade to Windows 10, we suggest a better alternative of downloading the ISO image of Windows 10. This way, you will have a copy of the installation media handy for use in case of reinstallation or system boot repairs and so on.
You can download Never10 utility from https://www.grc.com/never10.htm.