GWX.EXE (Or, How To Remove the Windows 10 Upgrade Nag)

From my experience, most people (the great majority) do not have a clue about Windows 10; that there is an icon lying in their system tray (waiting to be activated) that will allow them to upgrade to Windows 10; that if they do opt to upgrade what will be added (and what will be lost), etc… Ok, I think you get the point. — Get a chance check this article out if you want to stop the Windows 10 upgrade from downloading on your system…

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Savvy Users may have noticed a new process in their Task Manager, namely GWX.EXE. Which stands for “Get Windows X” (“X” meaning 10), and is responsible for that new “Windows Logo” icon in your Notification Tray (the right part of your Taskbar, with the clock). Which was pushed onto us by Microsoft’s Update process via the KB3035583 update

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Now I know that some of you are eagerly awaiting June 29th to get the latest Windows version, but for those of you who, like me, never install version 1.0 of anything, or like me, rely on Windows Media Center (not included in Windows 10), and would prefer that the Microsoft nag and downloader package NOT be on their systems, I have been busily preparing the How To tutorial.

But Scott Thurow beat me to it. So instead of me reinventing the wheel, I’ll just point you here: How to stop…

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