How To Turn Off Windows 10 Upgrade Reminder on Windows 7 or 8

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So you're still running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on your computer and you haven't taken advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10 yet (or, like me, you want the best of both worlds and have a dual-boot system in place), but Microsoft really REALLY wants you to do it. So much so that it keeps a icon in your system tray with a popup notifying you that you can upgrade.



But you can't right-click the icon to remove it, nor go onto the upgrade to exit it, nor find a setting that will stop it being there.



If you are seeing the icon, chances are you have installed a Windows Update, specifically KB3035583. You can uninstall this by simply:
  1. Press the Windows Key (or CTRL+ESC)
  2. Type "View installed updates"
  3. Find "Update for Microsoft Windows (KB3035583)"
  4. Right click and uninstall
  5. Restart your system








You can also remove the icon via a registry tweak:
  1. Press the Windows Key (or CTRL+ESC)
  2. Type "regedit"
  3. Find "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx"
  4. Create a "REG_DWORD" value called "DisableGwx"
  5. Change the value to "1"


Thats it! Enjoy!
 
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