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Windows 7: How to remove the 'Get Windows 10' app from your PC

01 Jun 2015   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
How to remove the 'Get Windows 10' app from your PC

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PCs that Microsoft determines cannot run Windows 10 will not see the Get Windows 10 app before July 29, 2015. After July 29, 2015, Microsoft will enable the icon in the system tray. This is to help ensure that you can easily check your PC’s compatibility if you choose.

The Get Windows 10 (GWX) app helps you understand your Windows 10 upgrade options and device readiness, and gives you the opportunity to get a free copy of Windows 10.

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01 Jun 2015   #2
Boozad

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

This needs stickying to the top of General, it'll save thousands of new threads!
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01 Jun 2015   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

That's funny they called it the "Hamburger button" on the top left hee-hee
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01 Jun 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you very much.
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06 Jun 2015   #5
HP Win7 User

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Is there a list of "Windows 10 prep" updates that I should be aware of? I want to know if they're on my computer already or will be coming so that I can block and/or uninstall them.

I don't want this Microsoft junkware getting into my machine.
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06 Jun 2015   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello HP Win7 User,

The link for the tutorial in the first post will give you more details about this.

Basically, if you have the "Get Windows 10" app icon in your taskbar notification area, then you could reserve a free upgrade to Windows 10 if you like when it is available starting on July 29th 2015. You have until July 29th 2016 (1 year) to reserve.
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06 Jun 2015   #7
Urthboundmisfit

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HP Win7 User View Post
Is there a list of "Windows 10 prep" updates that I should be aware of? I want to know if they're on my computer already or will be coming so that I can block and/or uninstall them.

I don't want this Microsoft junkware getting into my machine.
Yes...

KB2952664 Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7
KB2990214 Update that enables... upgrade from Windows 7 to a later version of Windows
KB3021917 Update to Windows 7 SP1 for performance improvements
KB3035583 Update enables additional capabilities for Windows Update notifications...
KB3050265 Windows Update Client for Windows 7: June 2015

KB2952664 adds the "Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser" to Task Scheduler\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\ which starts the process.
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10 Jun 2015   #8
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Beware KB2952664

I updated my PC yesterday and KB2952664 reinstalled itself.

My W7 "pretended" to be locked up, when I told it to uninstall KB2952664.
It just sat on the configuring updates screen doing nothing.
After 5 minutes I manually restarted my PC and it seems to be working properly (for now).

Update
Something broke (see this post).
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11 Jun 2015   #9
XxChrisxX

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Microsoft strikes again!
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11 Jun 2015   #10
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XxChrisxX View Post
Microsoft strikes again!
Yes, giving free stuff to the masses
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