How to get rid of the notification «to Windows 10»
Early last week, many users of Windows 7 and 8 have noticed a new icon in the notification area on the taskbar. It looks like the Windows logo and clicking on it opens the app Get Windows 10 (it is the same «to Windows 10»), which notifies of the imminent release of a new version of the operating system, as well as the fact that the update is on it will be absolutely free. In addition, this program plays the role of the upgrade wizard, ie is the tool assesses the hardware and software of the preparedness for the transition to Windows 10.
By itself, the application Get Windows 10 is harmless, but can confuse some users who are afraid of malware and spyware, rootkits and other malicious programs, and suspiciously looking at every thing which came within their system without explicit action on their part. One more unpleasant consequence of the presence Get Windows 10 on your computer is that the application «steals» a little of your system resources because it constantly loaded in memory.
If you want to get rid of this annoying tool, here is how to do it.
Where did it come from?
First a little background. Mysterious app Get Windows 10, which has appeared on almost every computer with Windows 7 and 8, is actually part of the regular system updates that Microsoft released in April. If you, like most of the users left the automatic download and installation of updates enabled, then you also received a «critical» patch with the designation KB3035583.
In fact, this update does not fix any violations of the security of the operating system – instead, it provides the target application «to Windows 10» on user computers.
In this case we are talking only about the notification that informs about the upcoming release of the new OS – when the day of the official release of Windows 10 (29 July 2015), you will receive another notification and free updates. But if a permanent presence Get Windows 10 annoying you, you can safely delete it.
How to Get rid of Windows 10?
The official help of Microsoft you will find information about how to remove Get Windows 10. On the company’s website only has instructions on how to hide (temporarily, until next reboot) the annoying notification.
The notification is the result of the executable file that runs every time you boot Windows. This file can be seen in the list of running programs called GWX.exe if you open «task Manager».
Unfortunately, Microsoft has not provided an obvious way to disable the automatic launch Get Windows 10, for example, using the tool msconfig. So the only way remains to remove the update, which is essentially responsible for the advent of Get Windows 10, you and millions of other users around the world.
Press + R on the keyboard, type Appwiz.cpl and press Enter. In the window «Programs and features» click «View installed updates». In the list find the update KB3035583, click the right mouse button, click Delete, and then restart the computer.
Then Get Windows 10 won’t bother you again, but provided that you have disabled the automatic download and installation of updates.