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Windows 7: Remove "Get Windows 10" from taskbar

31 May 2015   #1
joey_tbf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Remove "Get Windows 10" from taskbar

All of a sudden this appeared on my taskbar.

How can i get rid of it? There doesn't seem a way to get rid of it. I tried right-clicking it.


Has anyone else recieved this yet?


When i click on the icon, i recieve this pop-up about upgrading






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31 May 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

First time I am seeing the nag screen. Is it here already?

Did you check Task Manager? Maybe you can end it there.
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31 May 2015   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

It seems a wee bit premature. I wonder if it is malware.
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31 May 2015   #4
sayheykid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

This just happened to me as well. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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31 May 2015   #5
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

Probably will see allot of this in the coming months
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31 May 2015   #6
loosus456

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Whoa. Surely, they are not doing this already? And if this is legit, Microsoft is really doing this in a bizarrely, borderline-spyware way.
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31 May 2015   #7
sayheykid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It seems that maybe it was part of a recommended update, which created the folder Windows/System32/GWX.
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31 May 2015   #8
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

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.


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31 May 2015   #9
loosus456

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Can you see what program/process is making the window appear using Task Manager?
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31 May 2015   #10
sayheykid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loosus456 View Post
Can you see what program/process is making the window appear using Task Manager?
From my task manager, it looks like it's called GWX.exe
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