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Anyone know how to stop Windows 8 prompting updating to 8.1 on boot?

#1occonoPosted 11/11/2013 8:23:09 PM
If I update, my video card drivers will break, the Dell forums say there's no fix. I'm stuck with this laptop now.

Anyway, on boot it prompts updating the OS. It doesn't force it but it's annoying.
#2fataliPosted 11/11/2013 8:38:08 PM
Have you tried disabling windows update?
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#3occono(Topic Creator)Posted 11/12/2013 7:54:16 PM
fatali posted...
Have you tried disabling windows update?

Yeah. The issue isn't related to it, it's a big message on boot that tells you about the update. You can't click out of it, you have to click a button that takes you to the Windows Store. You can just cancel it then, but it bugs me.
#4Golden MavenPosted 11/12/2013 8:21:01 PM
I believe it's a Windows Update that prepped your computer for the 8.1 upgrade. If you uninstall it, the prompt might go away.
#5rusty12000Posted 11/12/2013 8:38:36 PM
Step 1: Format computer
Step 2: Install Windows 7
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#6gastamanPosted 11/12/2013 8:44:31 PM
What laptop do you have?
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#7occono(Topic Creator)Posted 11/13/2013 6:02:53 PM
rusty12000 posted...
Step 1: Format computer
Step 2: Install Windows 7

I honestly am not smart enough to get an illegal copy of Windows 7.

It's a Dell Inspiron 15R. Their drivers suck.
#8KillerTrufflePosted 11/13/2013 6:04:28 PM
Stop rebooting. :)
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#9myztikricePosted 11/13/2013 6:14:13 PM
I've never gotten this alert.
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#10gastamanPosted 11/13/2013 6:29:33 PM
It's not the answer you are looking for, but may be an alternative:

1.Force shutdown the system by pressing Power button.
2.Power on the system, Keep pressing F8 to enter to repair screen. If F8 doesn't work use F11 to enter into repair screen
3.You will find an Option called "Troubleshoot", Click on that icon
4.Choose Startup Settings and Click on restart
5.System will restart automatically and You will find some Options displayed, In that you can find an Option called "Safe Mode" and Press the corresponding number
6.System will boot into Safe Mode
7.Go to Control Panel >>> Programs & Features >>> Uninstall the Intel Graphics Video Driver
8.It will ask you to restart the system. Press restart
9.System will boot into OS.


If you are unable to go to Recovery Mode by pressing F8 or F11. Try to force shutdown the system 2 or 3 times while booting and System will go to Automatic Repair and There you find an Option called "Advance Options" & "Restart". Select that Advance Options and proceed from Step 3.

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