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       21 Dec 2015 #30

    Brink said: View Post
    Nar, this tutorial is only for the "Upgrade to Windows 10" in Windows Update instead.

    The GWX icon is a separate issue.

    Of course, it doesn't help that recent Windows Updates have been resetting settings back to default.
    OK, thanks. So now they are resetting to defaults. Grrr! I'll just look for that update, uninstall, then hide it. I'll also configure it to download updates and let me choose for now.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
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       21 Dec 2015 #31

    Anytime Tony.
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  3.    23 Jan 2016 #32

    My mom has 7 and doesn't want to upgrade to 10. I followed this tutorial to disable the prompt and that worked for a while but now whenever the computer is rebooted she gets the upgrade icon. I checked the settings and upgrade is still disabled in group policy and some of the gwx triggers are disabled in task scheduler. Some I could never disable due to lack of permissions. Other than the tasks being owned by system I'm not sure why I get that error since she is a full admin. I never tried the built in admin account. Could that make a difference? Did M$ change something in one of the last updates to circumvent our attempts of bypassing this nag?
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  4.    23 Jan 2016 #33

    What prompt are you talking about? This one?

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  5.    23 Jan 2016 #34

    No the icon in the notification area.
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  6.    23 Jan 2016 #35

    That's not what this tutorial does, it has nothing to do with that icon.

    This disables that option you see above, which is the OS upgrade through windows update.

    If you have done that, the icon is harmless besides being an annoyance to some.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
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       23 Jan 2016 #36

    townsbg said: View Post
    No the icon in the notification area.
    If you mean the white GWX icon, then using OPTION THREE in the tutorial below instead should get rid of it.
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  8.    23 Jan 2016 #37

    What do I set that registry key to? Your tutorial doesn't make that clear.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
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       23 Jan 2016 #38

    It's pretty clear in the note box under OPTION THREE, but you could also use the .reg files in that option to disable the GWX icon.
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  10.    03 Feb 2016 #39

    If I apply the one or two option to Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.x, I avoid again the automatic download of the upgrade to Windows 10? If not, how do I prevent this?


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