Remove Get Windows 10 icon and notification

If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 7 service pack 1 then you might be viewing get windows 10 notifications in the system tray. Microsoft has decided to offer a free upgrade to Windows 10 for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1 users. The “Get Windows 10 ” notifications your are receiving  are because of that offer. An update (KB3035583) from Microsoft has been installed on the qualified computers. This  GWX app checks whether the current computer is eligible for  free Windows 10 upgrade or not.If due to any reasons you are not interested in installing Windows 10 or you just want to remove get Windows 10 icon and notification then you can get rid of them by following these simple methods given below.  Please note that if your intention is to only remove get Windows 10 icon and you are interested in getting a free Windows 10 upgrade then make sure you reserved your copy of Windows 10 before deleting this icon.

To remove Get Windows 10 icon from your system tray just uninstall the update KB3035583 . You can do this by  going to  Start >> Control Panel >> Windows Update . From the next screen click on “installed updates” located at the bottom of left menu. Now you will see a long list of installed updates search KB3035583 in the list.  After uninstall just restart your computer and you are done.

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There is another method which is recommended because it only disables the notifications and keeps the installed GWX app . This method uses Windows registry editor to hide Get Windows 10 notifications. Open registry editor by typing Regedit in the run dialog box. Then go to  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows  and create a key named as “GWX”.  Now inside that key create a new DWORD value and assign it value 00000001.  An easy way of doing this without going to registry editor is  to create a registry file. To do this ,copy the code below and then open and new notepad file , paste this code into it and save it as a .reg file. Now you just have to execute this file by simply opening it and it will create a registry key automatically.


If in future you want to enable Get Windows 10 notifications just delete this key from windows registry.

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