Remove/disable GWX

I'm plenty excited to install Windows 10 when it is released. I have the technical preview installed on other systems. I reserved the download for this one.

And now I need the GWX icon spam to go away.

At minimum, remember that I neither want the icon nor notifications showing up. I don't like my system tray being hijacked everytime I restart my computer. (Not thrilled about GWX being plastered in windows update either, but that's somewhat easier to cope with)

 

Question Info


Last updated March 2, 2019 Views 23,772 Applies to:
Answer
Answer
Nope, no registry changes necessary.  After you uninstall it, run Windows Update, check for updates, and then right-click and "hide update" on that one so it won't get applied again.
Shawn "Cmdr" Keene | Microsoft MVP - Windows Insider | CmdrKeene.com | tweet me: @LtCmdrKeene
Microsoft MVPs are independent experts offering real-world answers. Learn more at mvp.microsoft.com.

Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.