How to delete Windows 10 update: With the announcement and the subsequent launch of the Windows 10 operating system, users with a PC based on Windows 7 Service Pack1 and on Windows 8.1 began to display an icon with an attached notification on the taskbar indicating the possibility of performing the upgrade to the new OS. Up to now many have taken advantage of this but there are just as many who do not intend to replace the version of Windows currently in use with the most updated one. If you too are part of this circle of users and if the presence of the icon and the relative notification indicating the availability, for your computer, of switching to the new operating system, it doesn’t take much to bother you, then you will certainly be happy to know which eliminate Windows 10 update it is possible and that is not even too complicated.
How do you say? were you already aware of this but don’t have the faintest idea how to delete Windows 10 update? Well, but you don’t have to worry … I can explain everything to you, by thread and by sign. I recommend, however, do not take “spontaneous initiatives”, concentrate carefully on the steps that I am about to explain to you and scrupulously follow the indications that I am about to provide you in order to avoid “doing damage”.
Having clarified this, if you are therefore interested in finding out how to eliminate Windows 10 update, I suggest you get comfortable, sit in front of your computer and devote yourself to reading this guide. I am sure that in the end you will be more than satisfied and that if necessary you will also be ready to explain to your friends in need of a similar tip how to proceed.
Before showing you how to eliminate Windows 10 update, however, it is good to clear up immediately on one point. Currently you can proceed in two different ways to eliminate Windows 10 update. The first method is to remove the update itself from the computer while the second method is to hide the icon and the notification on the taskbar. If you are sure that you will never go and upgrade you can safely adopt the first method while if in the future you think that Windows 10 may interest you and if you therefore believe that you may want to upgrade to the new operating system in the coming weeks or months I suggest you adopt the second method.
Remove the update
If you prefer to delete delete Windows 10 update by going to completely remove the update from your computer, the first things you need to do is to click on the Start button attached to the taskbar and to type windows update in the search field that is shown to you. Then click on the first result in the list.
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.
Then presses on Yes and then wait a few moments for the procedure to delete the Windows 10 update to be started and completed.
Then he completes the procedure by which to delete the Windows 10 update going to also delete the folder stored on your computer that contains all the files necessary to update to the new operating system. To do this, press the icon depicting a yellow folder that is located on the taskbar, then press it on Computer or This PC (the item may vary depending on the version of Windows in use), double-click on the item Local disk (C 🙂 located in the right part of the window, enables the display of hidden files by following the instructions in my guides on how to view hidden files in Windows 7 or on how to view hidden files Windows 8 , locate the $ WINDOWS folder . ~ BT click on it with the right mouse button and then select the Delete item from the menu that is shown to you.
Afterwards, to make sure that the changes made to the operating system are applied correctly, I suggest you 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 .
In the unfortunate event that in Windows Update I could not locate the update in question, know that you can eliminate Windows 10 update by going an alternative way: resort to the use of GWX Control Panel , a totally free program, which to be used it does not require installation and is compatible with both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 and thanks to which it is possible to remove the Windows Update KB3035583 without problems.
To delete delete update Windows 10 with GWX Control Panel proceed by clicking here so you can immediately connect to the program’s web page and then click on the item * Stand-alone Download * 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 , then 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 .
Then he completes the procedure by which to delete the Windows 10 update going to also delete the folder stored on your computer that contains all the files necessary to update to the new operating system. To do this, press the button that says Click to Delete Windows 10 Download Folders … and then click OK .
At this point you can say more than satisfied, you have finally managed to eliminate Windows 10 update! I recommend, to make the changes made to the operating system correctly applied, 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 .
Hide the icon and notification
If instead of going to delete Windows 10 update in a drastic, so to speak, you are only interested in hiding the icon and the notification of the same that appear on the taskbar, proceed as follows. 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 .
Clearly in the event that you have second thoughts you can always and anyway cancel the procedure to eliminate the Windows 10 update in question by restoring the display of the icon and the notification. To do this, move the mouse cursor over the taskbar again, click with the left mouse button on the arrow pointing up, select the Customize item , then choose the Show icon and notification option from the menu located next to the item GWX of the window displayed on the screen and finally presses OK .