How to get rid of the Windows 10 upgrade nag permanently?

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  1. allizomeniz

    allizomeniz Registered Member

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    Has anyone figured out if there's a way? I'm asking for my mom since she gets all her updates automatically, and if I uninstall the KB that causes it, it just keeps coming back. Thanks.
     
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  4. allizomeniz

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    Those are some great ideas, a ray of hope at least. But I had a problem right out of the gate. First, when I ran Never 10 I kept getting an error, "never10.exe is not a valid Win32 application." I uninstalled KB3035583 earlier today so I don't know if it has to be installed already for Never 10 to work or if it's something else. The OS is Win 7 64bit.
     
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    If you uninstalled KB3035583, it will simply reinstall at the next Super Tuesday update.

    Never 10 allows you to turn off the nag screen for good.
     
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    I'll just wait for it to install again and then try Never 10. If it still won't run that'll at least narrow it down. Thanks.
     
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    I went ahead and installed KB3035583 manually then tried Never 10 but it still didn't work. I edited the registry keys given on the Never 10 Technical Information page and that suppressed the system tray icon. Then I went ahead and deleted the scheduled tasks per the instructions in Tyrizian's first link above. Not sure why Never 10 wouldn't work unless M$ installed something that's preventing it. All seems to be well though for now. Many thanks. :)
     
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    Allizomeniz,
    I also was getting frustrated with this MS gimmick ... and after trying a number of things, all of which BLOCKED my attempts, I stumbled on the following way that has worked on my DELL XPS L702x Windows 7 machine ...

    1) Boot from Restore Disk (Hit F12 as machine starts boot ... select to boot from CD)
    [If you don't have a restore disk, then create one]
    2) It's scary, after the restore disk finishes booting, it brings you to a screen that says SELECT LANGUAGE.
    This scares you into thinking it just might try restoring/installing the OS ... but don't worry ... Just select your language and click NEXT
    3) The following screen should offer you a LIST of options, one near the bottom will be Boot to Command prompt (or similar verbiage)
    4) Once your at the command prompt, note which DRIVE & Directory your in (which should be your System's CD/DVD Drive Number.
    In my case I was in: I:\Windows\System32
    5) You want to use DOS commands to Change the Drive & directory to: C:\Windows\System32\GWX
    When successful, to the left of the flashing DOS prompt you will see your at your target directory.
    6) You then can enter the DOS command: DIR
    This will show you all the files in that directory ... Your interested in renaming 2 Files.
    6a) REN GWX.exe GWX.exe.old
    and
    6b) REN GWXUXWorker.exe GWXUXWorker.exe.old
    7) You then can enter the DOS command: DIR
    Verify you have successfully renamed the 2 files.
    8) Exit out ... REBOOT, (remove the Rescue Disk from the CD/DVD drive)

    When your reboot ... it should be gone ... Hopefully for good ... However, If Microsoft wants it to come back again ... I'm sure it's only a matter of Time

    Note: I chose NOT to use 3rd party software, OR tweak the Registry OR delete the GWX Directory ...
    This renaming of 2 files seemed the least invasive or destructive ...

    Goodluck ...
     
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