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How do I get rid of the Windows 10 Upgrade icon in my System Tray...???


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#1 Warthog-Fan

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 10:25 AM

Like most of us, I got the little Windows 10 Upgrade icon in my System Tray a while back. Just before the upgrade was released, I opened it and was told that my PC was ready for the upgrade. Now if I open the icon, I just get a white window with the little "busy circle" going around and around and the message "Please Wait".  I've let it run for over an hour and nothing every changes.

 

I don't plan on upgrading to Windows 10, so I can do without this icon. How do I get rid of it, especially since it seems like it no longer works?



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Posted 14 August 2015 - 10:32 AM

Hi Warthog-Fan :)

You can get rid of the "Get Windows 10" app by uninstalling the KB3035583 that installed it.

rONW46K.pngUninstall a Windows Update - Command Prompt
Follow the instructions below to uninstall a Windows Update manually via the command prompt.
  • On Windows Vista & 7, click on the Windows Start Menu, then enter cmd in the search box, right-click on the cmd icon and select Run as Administrator
  • On Windows 8, drag your cursor in the bottom-left corner, and right-click on the metro menu preview, then select Command Prompt (Admin);
  • On Windows 8.1, right click on the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner and select Command Prompt (Admin);
  • Enter the command below (you can copy/paste it, to paste in the command prompt, right-click inside it and select Paste):
    • wusa /uninstall /KB:3035583
  • Let me know the outcome of the command: either it uninstall the update or either it says that the update isn't installed on the system;

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 11:59 AM

Aura,

 

Unfortunately, it did not do either of the things that you expected. It basically seemed to display a "Help" screen. Here is a screenshot of what I got:

 

 

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 12:00 PM

You didn't enter the command properly.

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 12:15 PM

Okay, after entering the command properly, it went through the Uninstall process and then I rebooted the computer. The icon is now gone. Thanks for  the help.



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Posted 14 August 2015 - 12:15 PM

No problem Warthog, you're welcome :)

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 12:22 PM

I must say... and again, Aura saves the day. :thumbup2:



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Posted 14 August 2015 - 12:26 PM

Well it wasn't that hard :P Dealt with it many times already.

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 01:12 PM

Hello - I hope somebody sees this. I have the exact same problem, and I got the result warthog did the first time around. Unfortunately, I don't know how to enter the code "properly." Can someone please elaborate what exactly it means? I entered the text into the black text box. Is there something I need to type at the end of that snipped so that it closes the command? If so, what is it?



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Posted 14 August 2015 - 01:16 PM

Once you entered the command, you just need to press on Enter to send it and trigger the uninstall.

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 01:33 PM

Is the update number the same for Windows 7 Home and it is for Windows 7 Pro? I'd like to get rid of the icon on my laptop as well.



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Posted 14 August 2015 - 01:35 PM

The update number is the same for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 01:48 PM

I did press enter. That's when I got what he showed in the thumbnail. And I am the administrator. So, I don't know what else to do. I tried it 3 times already with the same result.



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Posted 14 August 2015 - 01:49 PM

Enter the command, then take a screenshot of it and show me it.

mq1pzD6.pngHow to take a screenshot using the Snipping Tool
Follow the instructions below to take a screenshot using Windows' Snipping Tool:
  • Press on the Win Key + R to open the Run box;
  • Enter SnippingTool and press on Enter;
  • The Snipping Tool will open, asking you to choose the area to take in the screenshot;
  • Left click on the area where you want to start the screenshot, keep it, and drag the cursor across the screen;
  • Once done, release the left button to take the screenshot;
  • In the editing window, click on the File menu then Save As;
  • Save the screenshot in a folder that you can access easily;
  • Attaching the screenshot in your reply
    • Go in your thread and click on the Reply to this topic button in the top-right corner;
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    • Below the text box you'll have the option to Attach files. Click on the Choose Files... button, navigate to your screenshot and select it;
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    • Once done, add a comment to your reply and post it;

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 03:01 PM

Did you use the elevated command prompt. The one marked admin, It seems to work only in that if you are running windows 8 or higher.




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