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  1.    07 Apr 2015 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Toronto
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    Win 10 Pro x64

    MS sneaks Win10 Downloader on my Win 7


    Microsoft invaded my Win 7 PC during my last update and installed a GWX folder under System32 folder. It contains 10 items including a "Download" folder. 5 files contains "WX" characters which definitely stands for Win 10.

    Here's a screenshot of my Win 7 SSD:

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    Now, I need to find away to get rid of this folder without messing up my Win 7.
    I will never give my Windows 7 up!
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  2.    07 Apr 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Wolves, England
    Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
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  3.    07 Apr 2015 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,149
    Windows 10 Professional

    I'm sure you'll be able to opt out.
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  4.    07 Apr 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7

    I just uninstalled the update KB3035583 and the GWX folder is gone. Now I have to watch for it coming back and hide it.
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  5.    07 Apr 2015 #5
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Toronto
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    Win 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I just uninstalled the update KB3035583 and the GWX folder is gone. Now I have to watch for it coming back and hide it.
    Thanks! Will do!
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  6.    07 Apr 2015 #6
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    This is why I use a separate disk for 7 and 10 and do not dual boot.
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  7.    07 Apr 2015 #7
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    Toronto
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    This is why I use a separate disk for 7 and 10 and do not dual boot.
    ok. when did you last update your win 7? Check your system32 folder..
    Last edited by badrobot; 07 Apr 2015 at 22:43.
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  8.    07 Apr 2015 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    N Calif
    Posts : 695
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)

    Chicken Little was right!!!!!!!
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  9.    08 Apr 2015 #9
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Wolves, England
    Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I just uninstalled the update KB3035583 and the GWX folder is gone. Now I have to watch for it coming back and hide it.
    I just checked for updates straight after uninstalling it and it was there, so I hid it straight away. Job done.
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  10.    08 Apr 2015 #10
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Athens
    Posts : 96
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit build 14393

    Same folder I have in Windows 8.1
    Nice finding badrobot !
    And what would happen if I just delete this folder ?


    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    This is why I use a separate disk for 7 and 10 and do not dual boot.
    Quote Originally Posted by badrobot View Post
    ok. when did you last update your win 7? Check your system32 folder..
    Yes, I think this is irrelevant with W10 installation. Even if you don't have W10 at all this optional update will come.
    EDIT: Finally I uninstalled the update (KB3035583) and the folder disappeared immediately.
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