Windows 10: Remove Windows 10 Upgrade Option via Windows Update

  1.    06 Aug 2015 #1

    Remove Windows 10 Upgrade Option via Windows Update


    Hi,
    I am using Windows 7 SP1 [ Genuine ]. My upgrade to windows 10 is ready via windows update but i don't want to install it. Any idea how to remove this option so that normal system updates can be install.
    Thanks.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	win update.PNG 
Views:	226 
Size:	11.9 KB 
ID:	28821
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    06 Aug 2015 #2

    I removed the Windows 10 Upgrade option by removing Windows update KB3035583.

    Here’s how:

    To remove KB3035583, first open Windows Update and click “Installed Updates” in the bottom-left corner.

    To quickly find KB3035583, you can sort by name. Once you’ve located it, right-click and choose “Uninstall”.

    When you select to uninstall this update, you’ll be asked to confirm and then you will need to restart your computer.

    Once your computer restarts, the “GWX.exe” and its associated “GWXUX.exe”applications will be removed and the system tray icon and resulting dialog will go away permanently.

    If the Icon Returns

    Some folks have noted that KB3035583 returns if you don’t hide it. If you have Windows updates set to download and install automatically, this means that if you uninstall this update, it will be reinstalled automatically a few days later.

    To hide the KB3035583 update and prevent it from being reinstalled, right-click onit in the Windows Update application and select “Hide update”.

    After, the update’s selection box will be grayed out and cannot be checked. From here on, the update will be hidden whenever you reopen Windows Update unless you decide to restore it.

    Icon Still Won’t Go Away?

    There’s also a registry hack that you can use to prevent the icon from showing up.

    Open up regedit.exe using the Start search or by hitting WIN + R and pasting it into the field. Then browse down to the following key, creating it if it doesn’t exist:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx

    Once you are there, create a new 32-bit DWORD value on the right-hand side named Disable Gwx,and give it a value of 1.

    Hope this helps.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    09 Oct 2015 #3

    Sorry to revive an old thread but I don't think modifying the GWX Icon will do any good at this point. WU has control now.
    With the re-issuance of KB3035583 this week I believe more people are going to be caught in this circumstance. Two months ago I installed KB3035583 & modified the registry to remove the icon from the taskbar.

    However now the latest KB3035583 goes right WU, did for me anyway (since I install Recommended automatically). Now I have multiple Upgrade to Windows 10 updates in WU, three so far. One yesterday & two today - they are all hidden at this point.

    I did uninstall & hide KB3035583, then ran the Microsoft 50202 Fix It Tool (aggressive) to reinstall WU. Thinking after WU was reinstalled & KB3035583 hidden that WU wouldn't pick up on the Upgrade to Windows 10 updates. Alas not the case, they are still there
    May be installing WinX on this Desktop PC earlier than I thought.
    Last edited by dogpark; 09 Oct 2015 at 21:22. Reason: more info
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Windows Update & Activation Add Windows Update to Control Panel in Windows 10 in Tutorials
How to Add Windows Update to Control Panel in Windows 10 Windows Update keeps Windows 10 updated by downloading and installing the latest updates, drivers, and hotfixes released by Microsoft. In Windows 10, Windows Update was made deprecated...
Hey guys, I just wanted to share my solution to a problem I had, just in case somebody else had the same as I couldn't find this solution anywhere. So, the problem was, I downloaded the media creation tool and selected the upgrade only option....
Hi all, As I stated in the subject line, Windows 10 setup, whether using the regular update method, running the ISO from within Windows, or using the Media Creation Tool, only asks for product key and there is no option (button) for 'Upgrade'. ...
Solved Remove Windows Update red message in Windows Updates and Activation
is there a way to take off the red message that says some settings are managed by your organization
I installed the upgrade option on Windows 8. How do I uninstall it. 12822
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:53.
Find Us