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Windows 7: How to remove GWX?

02 Mar 2016   #1
bd74

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
How to remove GWX?

Every day, the windows symbol appears on my taskbar near the time. When I click on it, it asks if I want to upgrade to Windows 10. I cannot install Windows 10 on my computer because it is not compatible, but the windows symbol continues to appear everyday anyway. How do remove/uninstall this thing?
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02 Mar 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You can review this thread
How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8

One of the main deals is to review your windows updates settings and switch the Give me recommended updates the same as important updates off or Unchecked
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Here's an updated list
How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8


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02 Mar 2016   #3
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

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02 Mar 2016   #4
BisVal

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Just uninstall KB 3035583 update and hide it whenever it appears again.
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02 Mar 2016   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can`t install every update that comes out.

Set your windows update like Mike has suggested.

My list, not all pertain to Windows 10

Updates not to Install

KB2876229 SKYPE, If you want Skype then install it.
KB2923545 RDP
KB2970228
KB3035583
KB2990214
KB3021917
KB3068708 Telemetry
KB2592687
KB2660075
KB2506928
KB2952664 x2
KB3050265
KB2726535
KB2994023
KB3022345 Replaced by KB3068708 Telemetry

KB3022345 Caused false sfc result
KB2545698 (IE9)
KB3065987
KB3077715
KB3078667
KB3080149 Telemetry
KB3075249 Telemetry
KB2999226
KB3083710
KB3097966
KB3095649
KB3102810 Fixes slow Windows update, I don`t need it.
KB3107998
KB3097877 Cause sidebar to stop working
KB3102429 Foreign Currency update (Useless)
KB3112343 Windows Update Client
KB3135445 Windows Update Client
KB3123862 Windows 10
KB3118401 Update for Universal C Runtime in Windows (not needed)
KB3121255 Not needed for Windows 7
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02 Mar 2016   #6
bd74

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks all
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03 Mar 2016   #7
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BisVal View Post
Just uninstall KB 3035583 update and hide it whenever it appears again.
I agree with uninstalling KB3035583. Reboot.

After re-boot, do a Windows Update -> "check for updates", and you should see KB3035583 again. Un-check it, and right-click and select "hide update". It will not show up again in Windows Update.

Finally, to completely eliminate the icon in the Notification Area which might still be present, the approach I've taken is to using the free "GWX Control Panel" program, to permanently eliminate the icon itself.

You'll never again be bothered or dunned.
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