How to Block Windows 11 Upgrade on Windows 10: A Step-by-Step Guide

Not everyone is ready to switch to Windows 11 yet, especially if their Windows 10 is already stable and efficient. The good news is that you can still block the upgrade to Windows 11 by disabling the Windows Update function. In this post, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to block the upgrade to Windows 11 on Windows 10.

Steps to Block Windows 11 Upgrade

Unfortunately, there is no available switch to block the update on Windows 10. However, there is a way to do so with a simple configuration on the Group Policy Editor or the Registry for Windows 10 Home.

Group Policy Lock

  • Click “Start.”
  • Type in “gpedit.msc.”
  • Select “Computer Configuration.”
  • Select “Administrative Templates.”
  • Go to “Windows Components.”
  • Select “Windows Update.”
  • Look for “Windows Update for Business” then double-click it.
  • Choose “Select target feature upgrade version.”
  • Check “Enabled.”
  • Input “Windows 10” in the first field and “21H1” in the second field.
  • Click “OK.”

Registry Lock

  • Click “Start.”
  • Type in “regedit.exe.”
  • Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Policies Microsoft Windows WindowsUpdate.
  • If the keys do not exist, create them by right-clicking the old key and selecting New> Key from the context menu.
  • Right-click “WindowsUpdate.”
  • Select New> Dword Value (32-bit).
  • Name it “TargetReleaseVersion.”
  • Double-click on the new Dword and set it to “1.”
  • Right-click “WindowsUpdate.”
  • Select New> String Value.
  • Name it “TargetReleaseVersionInfo.”
  • Double-click on the new String and set it to “21H1.”
  • Restart your PC.

We hope this guide helps you to block the upgrade to Windows 11 on your Windows 10 operating system. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us using the contact form provided. And don’t forget to share this post with your friends and family!


Can I block Windows Update altogether?

Yes, you can, but it is not advisable since it leaves your system vulnerable to security breaches. Blocking only the update to Windows 11 is recommended so that you can still receive other security updates for Windows 10.

Will blocking the upgrade affect my current Windows 10 system?

No, your current Windows 10 system will not be affected by the blockage of the upgrade to Windows 11. You will still be able to use your Windows 10 normally.

Is there any other way to disable the upgrade?

At the moment, the only known way to disable the upgrade is through the Group Policy Editor or the Registry as discussed in this guide.

It is recommended to switch to Windows 11 when you have a compatible device since it offers better security, performance, and overall features compared to Windows 10.

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