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How to delete Windows 10 notification

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How to delete Windows 10 notification: Since Microsoft has announced the availability of Windows 10, owners of a computer with Windows 7 operating system with Service Pack 1 and owners of a computer with Windows 8.1 operating system have begun to display on the desktop a notification indicating the possibility of carrying out for free the upgrade to the new OS.

However, if despite the advice of your most trusted friends and the many positive criticisms to you, Windows 10 is of no interest and indeed you would like to understand how to get rid of that annoying notification that you see on the taskbar and that daily reminds you of the availability of the most recent version of the operating system know that you have come to the right place, or better on the right guide. In the following lines I will go to illustrate you, by thread and by sign, all that is possible to eliminate Windows 10 notification from the desktop of your trusted computer.

Before you can be alarmed and think of the worst, however, I want to specify that eliminating Windows 10 notification is not complicated at all and that you are more or less expert in computer science and new technologies it does not matter. What matters is that you scrupulously follow the instructions that I am about to provide you, you will see that in doing so you will succeed in your intent and will not do any harm!

Before explaining what to do in order to eliminate Windows 10 notification, however, I want to point out another thing. At present it is possible to proceed in two different ways to succeed “in the enterprise”. A first system is simply to hide  the notification icon , a second system instead involves removing the updatewhich causes the notification to appear. In a nutshell, if in the future you think that Windows 10 may interest you and if you therefore think you want to upgrade to the new operating system in the coming weeks or months, I suggest you adopt the first system while if the last operating system from Microsoft it does not convince you at all and you are sure that you will never go and upgrade you can adopt the second system. The decision, of course, is up to you alone. Having defined this, ban on the talk and let’s go!

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Hide the notification icon

If you have decided to eliminate Windows 10 notification by simply hiding the latter, the steps you need to perform are extremely fast.

To begin with, move the mouse cursor over the task bar, then click on the arrow pointing upwards, which you find next to the clock and then on the Customize item .

In the window that will open at this point, locate the GWX item, then move the mouse cursor to the menu located to the right of the latter, press on it and select the Hide icon and notifications item . To confirm the changes made, press the OK button .

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Done! By performing a few steps you have therefore managed to eliminate Windows 10 notification and get rid of the annoying icon on the taskbar that constantly reminds you of the availability of the new update.

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Clearly in case of second thoughts you can always and in any case restore the display of the notification by moving the mouse cursor again on the taskbar, clicking with the left mouse button on the arrow pointing upwards, selecting the Customize item , then choosing the Show icon and notification option from the menu located next to the GWX item of the window displayed on the screen and then pressing OK .

Remove the update that causes the notification to appear

If you prefer to delete Windows 10 notification by going to uninstall the “guilty” update of the appearance of the same, the procedure you need to perform is slightly more complex than the one I have already indicated but still within everyone’s reach. To succeed in your intent you must proceed by installing the update KB3035583 .

To do this, press the Start button attached to the taskbar, then type windows update in the search field that is shown to you and click on the first result in the list.

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In the window that will open on the desktop at this point, press the Installed updates item located at the bottom left, then scroll the list of updates that you see on the screen, locate the update called Update for Microsoft Windows (KB3035583) , click on it and then click on the Uninstall button at the top of the window.

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Then click on Yes and then wait a few moments for the procedure by which to install the update and, consequently, to eliminate Windows 10 notification from being started and completed.

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Later, to make sure that the changes made to the operating system are applied correctly, I suggest you to restart the computer. To do this, press the Start button and then if you use Windows 7 press the arrow located next to the Shut down button and click Restart the system while if you are using Windows 8.1 move the mouse cursor to the shutdown button located at the top of right of the Start Screen , press on it and then click Restart the system .

If you can not identify the update called in question and if you continue to be interested in understanding how to eliminate Windows 10 notification, know that you can also take an alternative route to the one I have already proposed: resorting to the use of GWX Control Panel , a totally free program, which does not require installation to be used and which is compatible with both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 and thanks to which it is possible to remove the Windows Update KB3035583 in a practical and immediate manner.

To delete Windows 10 notification with GWX Control Panel, proceed by clicking here so that you can immediately connect to the program’s web page and then click on the item * Download Stand-alone * that you find on the right next to the item GWX Control Panel .

Then wait for the download of the program to start and complete after which double click on the GWX_control_panel.exe file that has been downloaded to your computer and wait for the software window to be visible on the screen.

Then put a check mark on the box located next to the item I accept the terms of this agreement and press the Continue button then click first on the button with the wording Click to Disabled ‘Get Windows 10’ App (remove icon) and then on Yes after that presses the button with the wording  Click to Disabled Non-critical Windows 10 Settings and then once again on Yes . Finally, click on the button with Click to Prevent Windows 10 Upgrades written on it and then press on Yes .

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If you deem it appropriate, you can also proceed by deleting the folder stored on your PC that contains all the files necessary to upgrade to Windows 10. To do this, press the button with the wording Click to Delete Windows 10 Download Folders … and then click OK . However, keep in mind that this is not an operation necessary for the success of the procedure to eliminate Windows 10 notification.

At this point you can say more than satisfied, you have finally managed to eliminate Windows 10 notification by removing the update responsible for the thing and therefore getting rid of the problem “upstream”.

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To ensure that the changes made to the operating system are correctly applied, I suggest you restart your computer. To do this, press the Start button and then if you use Windows 7 press the arrow located next to the Shut down button and click Restart the system while if you are using Windows 8.1 move the mouse cursor to the shutdown button located at the top of right of the Start Screen , press on it and then click Restart the system .