Got a totally new one for you! As you may already know MS has a new twist in seeing 10 now being a "recommended update" with a brand new 10 app now being seen on the notification area. The white 10 logo still looks the same only with a new message recommending the upgrade to 10 instead of the original option to reserve a copy.
The KB3035583 is no longer the culprit while I suspect the KB2952664 update is failing since the upgrade to latest version was already on the disabled list. Presently however I am trying to id this new update which may be hidden? So far this has only appeared on the second remote pc used for testing purposes and not seen at on the 7 of the main build here.
Does OPTION THREE below still disable the new version of the icon for you?
Get Windows 10 Icon - Remove from Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1
Well I did find out one thing. When originally hiding the update from the list after removing it the first time the update got on hidden from view still seeing the exact same "KB3035583" number as well as seeing the other "KB2952664" fail to go on since the registry key was added in originally to block the automatic upgrade. Not having run the second since the holidays and going to see if I was able to upgrade to the latest Insider build on the VM running in 7 there I got in the 2/4/16 updates without seeing the KB3035583 in the list and yet the 10 app was spotted again!
After several looks going back and forth between the Install updates and Updates history it was finally spotted and I simply hit the uninstall there. Unfortunately the uninstall seems to be caught in a loop where the reset button may be needed!
It was! Once 7 was back at the desktop the 10 app was no more after watching the startup showing things at the 44% mark until the uninstall was finished. The two updates were found in the Restore hidden updates there with no trace of the 10 app for the time being once again. Originally while having downloaded the reg mod in Option Three of the guide there I simply entered the new key manually back in September.
Yet for some reason with MS making a change to the same as far as what comes up it got back on again despite the Upgrade to the latest version feature on the disabled list as well as having removed the 10 app on both the main build and the remote pc there. And this time now being in February you will now be seeing the two upgrade options rather then the "reserve your free copy" in the popup!
The download had been used on the previously 7 laptop where I later opted for the upgrade as well as a pair of 8.1 laptops while both the main and remote cases saw the manual reg edit take place. As you can from the first of the two screens there some very familar folders will have to be removed again since it was the other drive that ended up seeing 10 there before the second drive was even added in afterwards for looking over the Insider builds.
With the 10 app removed entirely I also went into the Local Group Policy(Option Two) as well as trying Option One in the guide here out. I have a few friends one waiting to get a second hard drive for his laptop to run 10 on there and worried about losing stuff on the OEM 8.1 drive as well as the better half I had already entered the new reg value in on as well as seeing the first 10 app update removed a few months back. Another ordered a 7 laptop back in 2013 and wants to keep 7 running there who will be pointed to the guide here.
One thing about the run command line option is that is found in the 7 Start menu right as the alternate route to get to the Locla Group Policy Editor still seeing the same command entered. That will be much easier for many then them risking it trying to add a new entry into the System registry manually and why Option One is still the quick and easy solution!
Last edited by Night Hawk; 05 Feb 2016 at 01:58. Reason: additional comment
Not sure if anyone is interested but here is a list of updates not to install
Update No Description KB3139929 Security update for Internet Explorer KB3083710 Windows Update Client KB3083324 Windows Update Client KB3080149 Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry KB3080149 Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry KB3065987 Windows Update Client KB3050267 Windows Update Client KB3050265 Windows Update Client KB3035583 Update installs Get Windows 10 app KB3022345 Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry KB3021917 Update to Windows 7 SP1 for performance improvements KB2952664 Compatibility update KB3146449 Updated Internet Explorer 11 capabilities to upgrade to Windows 10
Update No Description KB3139929 Security update for Internet Explorer KB3083325 Windows Update Client KB3080149 Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry KB3080149 Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry KB3075853 Windows Update Client KB3075249 Update that adds telemetry points to consent.exe KB3068708 Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry KB3065988 Windows Update Client KB3050267 Windows Update Client KB3046480 Helps to determine whether to migrate the .NET Framework 1.1 KB3044374 Update that enables you to upgrade KB3035583 Update installs Get Windows 10 app KB3022345 Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry KB2976978 Compatibility update KB2902907 MS Security Essentials/Windows Defender related update KB3146449 Updated Internet Explorer 11 capabilities to upgrade to Windows 10
Thank you, but you don't need to worry about the updates if this is disabled using either option in the tutorial. At least for now.
Hmm well am still using 7 and I have given up on updates (I don't install any unless I can prove it doesn't relate to 10) because one can spend so much time going through them researching what is in them and what they will do as the guises are really quite innocuous at first sight - for example KB3139929.
I have yet to go 10 as I didn't really like the GUI for one thing the panels they are seemingly set on us to use and truthfully they annoy the hell out of me. All in all am very disappointed at the way that Microsoft have gone about selling 10 and they use methods that I feel are ones I would not use as I like to be honest and up front with anyone.
hiabout Turn off the upgrade to the latest version of Windows through Windows Updatei haven't on my windows 7 64bit sp1 proi have it under windows 8.1 pro 64bitwhy? can't have under w7?thanks