Nuke Windows 10 Upgrade Prompt

Step 1: Right Click Taskbar > Properties

Right-click in the middle of the taskbar at the bottom of the screen (not inside system tray at bottom right).

Click "properties"

Step 2: Click "Customize"

Step 3: Hide the Prompt

This is where you can select an icon that appears and choose to hide it. Find the Windows 10 prompt and select "hide" from dropdown menu.

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    memjr73

    2 years ago

    just move (or delete) the contents of the folder c /windows/system32/gwx

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    jonathanscott21memjr73

    Reply 2 years ago

    True! Although if Microsoft changes the update name again would the folder reinstall? Maybe a non-power user would want to leave it installed but just hide the advertisement.

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    seamster

    2 years ago

    Nice! I'm going to zap that prompt next time it shows up. Thanks!

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    jonathanscott21seamster

    Reply 2 years ago

    You bet! I may add a fourth optional step that lists the exact Windows update to either block or uninstall (ends in 5583 if my memory serves me...and it usually doesn't).