Windows 10: Remove Get Windows 10 Icon from Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1  

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    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86
       06 Jun 2015 #10

    Thanks once again Shawn. Seems as though the 'Task Scheduler' would be my best option at the moment.

    (and I'm still hoping to be able to run W10 at some point although as you know, my Dell just isn't playing ball at the moment )
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17623
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       06 Jun 2015 #11

    You're welcome. Hopefully the Dell will soon.
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  3.    09 Jun 2015 #12

    Shawn, on Win7 where performance problems arose after tray icon appeared, gwx update was uninstalled and hidden, gwx.exe was owned and deleted, reg keys deleted for gwx scheduled tasks.

    Will user be be able to restore it later by reinstalling gwx update?
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17623
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       09 Jun 2015 #13

    Hey Greg,

    Yep, they would just need to reverse the options in the tutorial to enable GWX again.
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  5.    09 Jun 2015 #14

    Thanks Shawn.
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    Win 7 Ult + 2 x Win 10 Pro - all x64
       02 Jul 2015 #15

    Maybe my bad eyesight meant I missed it but I didn't spot the caution, if one has already reserved a copy of Windows 10, the reservation should be cancelled before doing any of the options to stop W10 being offered again.
    Also option 4, Windows will immediately offer that update again, it can then be hidden.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17623
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       02 Jul 2015 #16

    Hey Peter,

    You don't need to cancel your reservation before removing the W10 icon unless you just wanted to. This is only to remove the W10 icon to no longer see it.

    Yeah, after you uninstall the update in Option 4 in Windows 7/8.1, you would want to hide the update to prevent it from being installed again. If the update doesn't show up immediately, it should show up after checking for updates.
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  8. Posts : 186
    Win 7 Ult + 2 x Win 10 Pro - all x64
       02 Jul 2015 #17

    OK thanks Shawn. I've hidden it on my main 7 until I am absolutely sure the upgrade in my other 7 and my 8.1 are OK....when the time comes.
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  9. Posts : 27,802
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17623
    Thread Starter
       02 Jul 2015 #18

    Anytime Peter.
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  10. Posts : 101
    Dual-boot Win 7 & 10, both Pro 64-bit
       03 Jul 2015 #19

    Brink - I posted a related question in your other thread here --
    How to remove the 'Get Windows 10' app from your PC
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