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How to remove the Windows 10 Upgrade notification permanently

How to remove the Windows 10 Upgrade notification permanently

by AshwinAugust 8, 2015

Windows 10 was launched about 10 days ago, and has been rolling out to users all over the World.

Get Windows 10 App - GWX

If you haven’t updated to the new operating system because of the “Something happened” error, follow our guide here.’

Let’s face the fact, not all users will like Windows 10, and you can’t blame them, everyone has an opinion, and we should respect it. Some users prefer the classic Start Menu and the older UI of Windows 7. We have also written a guide on how to revert to Windows 7 or Windows 8, but remember you only have 30 days to switch back to your old operating system.

But your headache is not be over just yet, because there is one more step which you must consider to stick to your old operating system. Since Microsoft is offering Windows 10 as a free upgrade, for a year, you will be getting the upgrade notification through the Get Windows 10 app, until the promotional period expires next summer.

Fret not, there is a very simple way to prevent the upgrade notification from ever appearing.

How to remove the Windows 10 Upgrade notification permanently:

1. Click on the Start Button.

2. Navigate to the Control Panel and select Programs.

3. Click on the option which says Programs and Features

4.  Now select “View installed updates”.

5. Look for the update named “KB3035583”, and select it.

6. Click on the Uninstall button to remove the update.

You can also uninstall the update, from the Windows Update app too.

The reason we are doing this, is because KB3035583 was released as an optional Windows Update for Windows 7 and 8.1 back in April, to prompt users to upgrade to Windows 10. This is the very update, which installed the GWX (Get Windows 10) reservation app on your computer.

By removing this update, we are essentially preventing the prompt to upgrade from appearing again. But it will return if you reinstall the KB3035583 Windows Update. So, you should hide it from the Windows Update, to make sure you never install it again, even by mistake.

To do so, all you have to do is, to simply go to Windows Update and check for updates, you should see the KB3035583 update package, right-click on it and select hide update. Should you wish to upgrade, you can easily un-hide the update.

Go to Windows Update, and select the option which says “Restore Hidden Updates’. Now you will be able to install it again, and upgrade to Windows 10.

Have you reverted to Windows 7 or 8? Tell us why you didn’t like Windows 10.