How to remove Windows 10 update: The presence on the taskbar of the icon indicating the possibility of upgrading to Windows 10 bothers you and you can’t stand the window that is shown on the screen every time you click on it by mistake? For the moment you are not interested in updating your trusted PC to the latest Microsoft home operating system and does the appearance of the appropriate notification irritate you? Yes? Well, then most likely you will be very happy to learn that remove Windows 10 update it is possible and that, moreover, it is not even too complicated a thing to do.
With today’s guide I will in fact show you all the operations that can be performed to make every visible trace of the Windows 10 update disappear on your computer. I recommend, however, do not take spontaneous initiatives and try to focus carefully on the steps I am about to show you. In addition, I invite you to scrupulously comply with the indications that I am about to provide you in such a way as to limit the occurrence of problems to the bone.
Having made this necessary premise, if you are actually interested in finding out what to do to remove the Windows 10 update, I suggest that you take a half hour or so of free time and dedicate yourself to reading this tutorial. I am sure that in the end you will be able to tell you more than satisfied and that if necessary you will also be able to explain how to do to all your friends in need of a similar tip. Are you ready? Yes? Great, then ban and talk!
Currently you can practice two different procedures to remove Windows 10 update. The first procedure is simply to to hide the icon and the notification on the taskbar, the second method allows instead of remove the update itself from the computer. So, if in the future you think that Windows 10 may interest you and if you believe that sooner or later you may want to update to the latest operating system from Microsoft, I suggest you adopt the second method. If, on the other hand, you are absolutely sure that you will never go and update then you can safely adopt the second method. Then, of course, the choice is entirely up to you.
Hide icon and notification
If instead of going to remove the Windows 10 update, you are only interested in hiding the icon and the notification of the same that appear on the taskbar every time you use the PC, proceed as follows. First, move the mouse cursor over the task bar, then click on the arrow pointing upwards that you find next to the clock and then on the item Customize ….
In the window that will open on the desktop at this point, locate the entry GWX then move the mouse cursor to the menu located to the right of the latter, press on it and select the item Hide icon and notifications. To confirm the changes made, press the button OK.
At this point you can finally say satisfied: you managed to hide the icon and the notification indicating the availability of the update to Windows 10 and starting from this moment you will no longer see either one or the other thing every time you find yourself to use the PC.
If in the future you should have second thoughts do not worry, you can always and anyway cancel the procedure in question to remove Windows 10 update by going to restore the display of the icon and notification. To do this, move the mouse cursor over the taskbar again, click with the left mouse button on the arrow pointing upwards, select the item Customize …, then choose the option Show icon and notification from the menu located next to the item GWX the window displayed on the screen and then presses on OK.
If, on the other hand, you are interested in understanding how to remove the Windows 10 update by completely eliminating the update from your computer, the first operations you need to do are click on the button Start attached to the taskbar, to type windows update in the search field that is shown to you and click on the first result in the list.
In the window that at this point is shown to you on the desktop, click on the item Updates installed in the lower left corner after which scroll the list of updates that you see on the screen, locate the named update Update for Microsoft Windows (KB3035583), click on it and then press the button Uninstall present in the upper part of the window.
Afterwards, presses on Yes and wait a few moments for the procedure to remove the Windows 10 update to be started and completed.
Then complete the procedure by which to remove the Windows 10 update by deleting the folder stored on your computer which contains all the files necessary to perform the update to the new operating system. To do this, press on the icon depicting a yellow folder on the taskbar, then click on Computer or This PC (the entry may vary depending on the version of Windows used), double click on the entry Local disk (C 🙂 located in the right part of the window, enable the display of hidden files (if you don’t know how to do it, you can follow the instructions I have given you in my guides on how how to view hidden files Windows 7 or up how to view hidden files Windows 8), locate the folder $ WINDOWS. ~ BT click on it with the right mouse button and then choose the item Delete from the menu that is shown to you.
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 button Start then if you use Windows 7 presses on the arrow located next to the button Shut down the system and click Reboot the system while if you use Windows 8.1 bring the mouse cursor on the button for the shutdown located in the upper right part of the Start Screen, press on it and then click Reboot the system.
If Windows Update cannot locate the update to update the operating system to the latest Microsoft OS, don’t worry, you can still remove the Windows 10 update by resorting to GWX Control Panel. It is a totally free program that does not require installation to be used and which is compatible with both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Thanks to this program, the Windows Update KB3035583 can be removed without problems.
To remove Windows 10 update with GWX Control Panel proceed then doing click here so that you can immediately connect to the software web page and then click on the item * Stand-alone download * that you find on the right at the entry GWX Control Panel.
Then wait for the download of the program to start and complete and then double click on the file GWX_control_panel.exe that has been downloaded to your computer and wait for the software window to be visible on the screen.
Now put a check mark on the box next to the item I accept the terms of this agreement and then click the button Continue. Then click first on the button with written on it Click to Disabled ‘Get Windows 10’ App (remove icon) and then on Yes, then presses the button with written on it Click to Disabled Non-critical Windows 10 Settings and then click once more Yes. Finally, click the button with written on Click to Prevent Windows 10 Upgrades and presses on Yes.
Then complete the procedure by which to remove the Windows 10 update by also deleting the folder stored on your computer which contains all the files necessary to perform the update. To do this, click on the button with written on it Click to Delete Windows 10 Download Folders … then presses on OK.
At this point you can say more than satisfied, you have finally managed to remove Windows 10 update, congratulations! To make sure that all the changes made to the operating system are correctly applied, remember to restart the computer as I indicated in the previous lines.