Recently I tried to upgrade my previous flagship notebook to Windows 11 but it didn’t work.
The update constantly failed because of several problems that I wasn’t able to fix.
When I decided to sign off from W11 upgrade, I discovered that I cannot change my previous decision anymore.
This problem is that Windows Update constantly tries the upgrade process failing every single time ignoring any new published W10 updates.
So I decided to investigate how to exit from this deadlock process.
The solution I have found is working (for now) only on Windows Professional editions (or higher).
- open gpedit.msc
- go to Computer Configuration -> Windows Components -> Windows Update
- go to Windows Update for Business
- open Select the target Feature Update version
- set your OS and the version (in my case Windows 10 and 21H2).
From this point, W11 upgrade process never popped up again.
On Windows home editions (or lower), or if you don’t want to use gpedit.msc, in the following registry key:
add/edit these values:
|ProductVersion||String||‘Windows 10‘ in my case|
|ProductVersionInfo||String||‘21H2‘ in my case|