Block Windows 11 Update

The easiest way to block the Windows 11 update on a Windows 10 system is by adding a policy via the Registry.

In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, navigate to SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows

Create a new Key named WindowsUpdate

Add the following items in the WindowsUpdate key:

  • REG_DWORD named TargetReleaseVersion with a value of 1
  • REG_SZ named TargetReleaseVersionInfo with a value of 21H2
  • REG_SZ named ProductVersion with a value of Windows 10

Below is a registry file example. You can also download a copy if you’d like.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

"ProductVersion"="Windows 10"

If you are using ManageEngine’s Desktop Central, you can create a configuration to deploy to computers with the Desktop Central agent. Here’s an example of the configuration in the Manage Engine Desktop Central web administration panel.

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