Windows – How to prevent Windows 10 Tech Preview from upgrading itself to a new test build

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I've found a Windows 10 bug that essentially stops my computer from working. This bug is only present in the 9926 build so far. When I use Windows Rollback to go back to the previous 9879 build, there is no bug. However, after a couple of days, I get thrown back to 9926

So, is there a way of staying on the older 9879 build, without being automatically upgraded to 9926?

Best Answer

As Ramhound mentioned above, disabling Windows Updates by stopping and disabling the Windows Update service should do the trick:

  1. Start > Run > services.msc
  2. Double-click "Windows Update" in the Services console
  3. Click Stop, change the Startup Type to Disabled, then click OK