Annoyed by Windows 10 upgrade icon appearing in Task Bar

I'm happy with Windows 8.1, so please don't continue pestering about Windows 10.

Microsoft REALLY needs to provide a Fix-It button that would permanently disable
any (current or future) Windows 10 upgrade app Task Bar icons or further Windows Updates that continue to appear, forcing a Windows 10 upgrade on the home user, unless that selection box is manually unchecked.

Quote from another user's posting:

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2444042

KB2505438 (Although it claims to fix performance issues, it often breaks fonts)
KB2670838 (The EVIL Update, breaks AERO on Windows 7 and makes some fonts on websites fuzzy, Windows 7 specific update only, do not install IE10 or 11 otherwise it will be bundled with them, IE9 is the max version you should install)
KB2882822 (Very fishy update that just popped up with not enough detail about it)
KB2902907 (Microsoft Security Essentials)
KB2952664 ("Get Windows 10" Assistant)
KB2976978 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 8)
KB2977759 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 7)
KB2990214 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 7)
KB3012973 (Force Trigger Download and Install of Windows 10)
KB3015249 (Adds telemetry points to consent.exe in Windows 7 & Windows 8)
KB3021917 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation + Telemetry)
KB3022345 (Telemetry)
KB3035583 (GWX Update installs the "Get Windows 10" app in Windows 7 & Windows 8)
KB3044374 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8 systems)
KB3050267 (Windows 10 upgrade preparation but also adds the option in GPEDIT to disable Windows 10 upgrade altogether so you may want to actually install this)
KB3064683 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8)
KB3065987 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7)
KB3065988 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8)
KB3068708 (Telemetry)
KB3072318 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 8)
KB3074677 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
KB3075249 (Telemetry)
KB3075851 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7)
KB3075853 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8)
KB3078667 (Claims to fix memory leaks in dwm.exe but also is a Windows 10 upgrade preparation according to this article)
KB3080149 (Telemetry)
KB3081437 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
KB3081454 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
KB3083324 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 7)
KB3083325 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 8)
KB3086255 (Flagged as an Important update. It disables SafeDisc games in Windows Vista, 7, and 8/8.1)
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To uninstall any of the above listed updates, simply copy/paste one of the below commands according to which update you want to install in an elevated command prompt then hit enter:

wusa /uninstall /kb:2505438 /norestart

Replace the number in red with the KB Update # you want to uninstall.

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Last updated February 15, 2020 Views 1,128 Applies to: