Are you still in Window 7 or 8? If yes, then I’m sure that you would have got tons of messages about updating it to the next higher version of Operating system released by Microsoft. If you get a notification in the system tray with the new Windows icon flashing, then you are eligible for the free upgrade to Windows 10. Microsoft has pushed the update to Windows 10 notification in the form of “Get Windows 10” app on your system in the system tray in case of Windows 7 or 8 Operating system. And if you think of it as a malware or virus, then you can stop worrying. Microsoft has cleared the air saying that the Windows update enables the Windows 7 or 8 some additional capabilities when the new updates are available to them.
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Remove/Disable Windows 10 Update Notification?
But sometimes these update notifications become annoying. Also, it takes a lot of courage to update to Windows 10 due to the various issues that accompany it. And so if you want to disable the Windows 10 Update Notifications, check out the following methods.
Method 1- Turn Off the Automatic Windows Update
Step 1: Open Windows Update of your system. You can type Windows Update in the Search bar and choose the result displayed. Or open the same from the Control Panel.
Step 2: Then in the Windows Update window choose the Important updates, “check for updates but let me choose whether to download or install them.”
Method 2: Hide Windows 10 Upgrade Notifications
Step 1: To hide the upgrade notifications varies from computer to computer. While some of you can hide it, some of you might not be able to do it. So you can try out the following steps to see if you can hide the update notifications or not.
Step 2: Click on Show all Available Updates option, under Windows Update. If there are any new entry for the update, you can hide its notification by right-clicking on it and choose Hide Update.
Method 3- Stop GWX.exe Process with Task Manager
You can disable the notifications by removing the Get Windows 10 app icon. Though this method will remove the notifications on a temporary basis. As you will restart your system, the processing of the app will again begin and the notifications will start reappearing. To disable the GWX.exe Process. Follow the steps given below.
Step 1: Launch Task Manager by pressing the Esc+ Ctrl+ Shift key at the same. Then click on More details to switch to the detailed view.
Step 2: Then click on the Processes tab. Scroll down to locate GWX process. Select it by clicking on it and then click on End Task.
Method 4- Hide and Turn Off the Get Windows 10 Notifications
You can also hide and turn off the notifications of an app from the notifications area. The process is simple and you can complete it by customizing it.
Step 1: You will observe a small arrow at the bottom left corner of the screen. Click on it.
Step 2: A small popup up will open containing all the hidden icons. In that popup, there will be a link called Customize. Click on it.
Step 3: The Notifications Area Icons window will open. Here within the Icons category look for GWX.
Step 4: Besides the GWX, in the Behaviors column, choose Hide icon and notifications option. Click on Ok.
With this, you will be able to hide the Get Windows 10 notifications from your desktop.
We hope that the above methods will help you stick to your old Operating System, Windows 7 or 8. Though Windows 10 offers a lot of striking features, a lot of errors also accompany it. So if you wish to upgrade to the latest version, then you can go ahead. Or just make use of the methods given above and get rid of the notifications to upgrade.