Windows 10: MS sneaks Win10 Downloader on my Win 7 Solved

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  1. Posts : 4,342
    Win 10 Pro x64
       07 Apr 2015 #1

    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. Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       07 Apr 2015 #2
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  3. Posts : 8,341
    Windows 10 Professional
       07 Apr 2015 #3

    I'm sure you'll be able to opt out.
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  4.    07 Apr 2015 #4

    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. Posts : 4,342
    Win 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       07 Apr 2015 #5

    whs said: 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. Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       07 Apr 2015 #6

    This is why I use a separate disk for 7 and 10 and do not dual boot.
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  7. Posts : 4,342
    Win 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       07 Apr 2015 #7

    Gary said: 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. Posts : 680
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)
       07 Apr 2015 #8

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

    whs said: 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. Posts : 96
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit build 14393
       08 Apr 2015 #10

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


    Gary said: View Post
    This is why I use a separate disk for 7 and 10 and do not dual boot.
    badrobot said: 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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