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Windows 7: Remove "Get Windows 10" from taskbar

31 May 2015   #21
joey_tbf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Shutting down GWX.exe from the task manager did the trick. It will probably come back if I restart it.
I was just worried it was malware or a virus because ive been downloading cracks for my cellphone and avg detected a virus a couple days ago.

Well I'm going to reformat windows right now even if it's legit. It's been almost 2 years since reformatting.

Thanks for the help everyone.


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31 May 2015   #22
ZMan

windows 7 professional x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
I didn't install those updates but you might try removing it from the Notifications.

Right click the Task Bar, select Properties.
On the Taskbar tab, look for Notification area and click on Customize.
Scroll through the notification and see if W10 shows up. If it does, give it a no-show.
What update is it? I will uninstall it!
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31 May 2015   #23
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

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31 May 2015   #24
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Yes it is called GWX & it probably stands for:

Get Windows X. The X being Roman numeral for 10

I have hidden the icon from the task bar. I don't want Windows 10 at present & when I do I will try & get a DVD to install it rather that download it as it will very likely overrun my monthly download limit. Once my download limit is overrun it goes back to dial up speed.
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31 May 2015   #25
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I have a list of updates not to install, you are being nagged because you installed an update that will nag you to upgrade to W10 when it comes out.

See if I can dig it up here, as I`m on a Windows 10 system right now.

Updates not to Install

KB2876229 SKYPE
KB2923545
KB2970228
KB2977728
KB2978092
KB2994023
KB3022345
KB3035583
KB2990214
KB3021917
KB2952664
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31 May 2015   #26
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Also received it 30 minutes ago:



Does not look like malware though, and it says that the license is not for 1 year but forever.
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31 May 2015   #27
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yep, you also installed the update, it`s either been a recent one or one that popped up a few moths ago, but it`s on my list.

I guess if you reserve it now you`ll be upgraded to Windows 10 when the day comes.

Unless you`ve tried the preview, you`ll be in for a big surprise
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01 Jun 2015   #28
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I installed the last remaining KB from the list just to get this one going.

As it seems GWX.exe is started by few Scheduled Task entries. When I tried to disable them I got a permission warning.

Maybe someone can come up with another solution (involving disabling these tasks) for those who want to keep it installed but get rid of the nags?

Run Task Scheduler - Microsoft - Windows - Setup - GWXTriggers
Also a gwx entry under same Setup.
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01 Jun 2015   #29
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

"They" did. All you have to do is read the thread.

Remove "Get Windows 10" from taskbar

Remove "Get Windows 10" from taskbar
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01 Jun 2015   #30
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
it says that the license is not for 1 year but forever.
It is forever (forever being the lifetime of the device), you have one year to claim the free upgrade.
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