How to Uninstall the May 2016 Windows 10 Forced Update

by | May 18, 2016 | Useful Tech Tips | 9 comments

Microsoft is getting extremely aggressive this week by sending out forcible Windows 10 updates for all Windows 7, 8, 8.1 PC’s. The update is so aggressive it does not offer users a choice to not upgrade, simply an OK button to comply with the upgrade to Windows 10.  To explain, this update will automatically update your PC to Windows 10.

10% – 15% of Windows 10 upgrades fail, causing the user for format their PC, the first reason to avoid this update. This is extremely aggressive marketing on the part of Microsoft. Due to security concerns with the operating system we are delaying Windows 10 roll-outs indefinitely and we suggest you do the same. One of the main reasons we are not updating to the latest Windows version is because it is widely known that Microsoft has built-in software that collects end user information, work tracking and other unknown statistics and end user data. The big question for Microsoft is that no one is sure where the spying ends within Windows 10. It is also well known that this data is then sold and used in marketing. Thus the major push for Windows 10 by Microsoft.

Below is a link to a batch file that will uninstall the latest Windows update as of May 15, 2016. You will have to run this file whenever you see the update pop up as it will re-appear as Windows updates naturally. Speak to your IT staff about killing this update on your network once and for all as we are doing this for our law firms. Your IT staff should be able to offer the same service and if not, give us a call.

Simply download, unzip, and run the Remove_MS_Upgrade_To_10.bat file. A black box will pop up and run the uninstallers. You should then restart your PC after 5 minutes to be safe and upon startup you should notice the Windows 10 logo update gone from your time bar at the bottom right of your screen. Please let us know if you have any trouble running this batch file.


  1. chris patrum

    I tried this but then I realized if you already have Windows 10 installed it will not work, thanks anyway 🙂

  2. Loren Rosebraugh

    It worked just like a charm!! Zap! It’s gone. Thank you for getting me away from Microsoft’s Trap. Nobody else could’a/would’a done that.

  3. Loren Rosebraugh

    I’ve done this quite a few times. It disappears for a couple of days and then it’s back, so I do it again. Those guys are unbelievably persistent. I appreciate your efforts.

  4. Loren Rosebraugh

    Thank you for your help in trying to get rid of Windows 10. They go away for a few days and then they’re back. But it’s heaven having them gone. If one has a headache, they take an aspirin. If we have Windows 10 bugging us, we call on you. Thanks again

  5. Loren Rosebraugh

    Microsoft is not doing a lot for its public relations department by making this demand… but, I guess, why should they care. They’re omnipotent!!!

  6. Julio

    Windows 10 sucks

  7. B.Sydenham

    I am a senior, don’t play games, all my pictures are gone, and my printer does not work. Mi have a small business and iWindows 10 is causing tears and havock. I have tried to use it but is is getting worse.
    Can I take legal action?

    • Loren Rosebraugh

      Sadly, the only thing that happens on this page is the Removal of the Windows 10 UPDATE. It can’t remove Windows 10 once it has been installed. My computer knowledge is so limited, and I wish I could help. I have found the Tech Support at Staple’s very helpful. Windows 10 is treacherous! Very sorry to hear about all the difficulties you are having.

  8. Loren Rosebraugh

    After following the above procedure, I have found the Windows 10 Update still in Control Panel: Windows Update, although it has gone from the task bar. Just saying this for your information. Appreciate it being gone at all!!! Thanks.


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