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How to disable Windows 10 upgrade prompts

Windows 10 has been around for a while now. It is considered to be a solid upgrade to your existing operating system with some excellent features bundled with it. Although it is a logical choice to upgrade, customers who are happilly running Windows 7 and 8 are not too excited to jump on the bandwagon. For them, it has been a constant “Get Windows 10!” alerts they are getting and probably is annoying to them.

A lot of non tech savvy people are asking if there is a way for it to be turned off? As a matter of fact, there is a way to do so. There is such a tool called GWx Control Panel, which has just been recently updated for even more reliable and long-lasting result.

It has been an aggressive attempt by microsoft to push your hand to upgrade to Windows 10. A few months ago, there was a way to at least disable it. A lot of people have opted to disregard it and disable it which led to Microsoft’s malware-like tactics to get you to upgrade. Since then, Microsoft has released patches that restore these settings, associated programs and their scheduled taks..

There are a few things you can do to resolve this; but microsoft might have sent new files to prevent you from successfully removing it.

Incidentally, it’s also possible to kill the upgrade notification until the next time you restart your PC. Right-click on the taskbar, select Task Manager and identify GWX.exe. Select, then click End Task.

To go nuclear on this, you can also delete it permanently (or at least until Microsoft adds a new update!) by opening C:\Windows\System32\GWX and C:\Windows\SysWOW64\GWX on 64-bit systems and deleting the GWX folder.

Back in April, Microsoft released an update (KB3035583) for Windows 7 (Optional) and 8.1 (Recommended) that is called the Get Windows 10 app. It provides the prompt that started appearing on users systems (Windows 7 and 8.1) yesterday and gives you the option to reserve your copy of Windows 10. You can plainly uninstall it.

Uninstalling a Windows Update is surprisingly easy, as long as you know its name. This update is called KB3035583 so we can use the command line to delete it with a single command. Begin by opening the Command Prompt with Administrator privileges (right-click the Command Prompt icon and select Run as administrator) and enter

WUSA /UNINSTALL /KB:3035583

There are a lot of free tools out there that promises to remove it for you but you need to be careful because it makes registry changes directly onto your computer.

Disclaimer: you can download free removal tools but it may not work if you have tried using another tool. This might damage your windows and cause unexpected errors. Use at your own risk.

Ask your IT professionals for assistance if you are not comfortable running administrator commands on your computer.

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