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#1 mjd420nova

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 10:00 AM

Ugh, got hit again by the WIN10 upgrade icon loading on the tray.  Linked to GWX process but unable to figure out which update contained the nasty so I can remove it.   I need  the file number to remove.


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Posted 06 October 2015 - 10:24 AM

Hi mjd420nova :)

The "Get Windows 10" app is installed by the KB3035583. You can uninstall it, and hide the update so it won't appear in the future (unless Microsoft re-issues it). See my post below for more information.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/592710/stop-updates/#entry3835499

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 10:30 AM

KB3035583 was reissued yesterday...

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\GWX]
"DisableGWX"=dword:00000001
 

Add that to the registry and it should block GWX/Get Windows 10 even if KB3035583 slips thru.  Hopefully MS isn't ignoring it with the latest version of KB3035583.



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Posted 06 October 2015 - 12:06 PM

Thank you very much.  After identifying the GWX as the process and the update number let me eliminate it.  Thanks.



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Posted 06 October 2015 - 12:28 PM

No problem mjd, you're welcome :)

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 12:34 PM

You alos need to remove KB3044374, it is very similar in function to KB3035583. The you need to set updates to "check automatically but ask me whether I want to download", so you cna untick the unwanted updates every time they are re-offered. Make sure to check your updates every tuesday evening/wednesday morning, install the security ones (Security Update for ...) for the rest look carefully at their "more informaton" descriptions to make your decisions for each.
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Posted 08 October 2015 - 12:46 PM

@rp88: I'll just add that KB3044374 is for windows 8.1; KB3035583 is for Win 7 SP1 & 8.1: 

 

Update that enables you to upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10

Update installs Get Windows 10 app in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1


Edited by Union_Thug, 08 October 2015 - 12:49 PM.


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Posted 08 October 2015 - 06:55 PM

I didn't realize it was in the most recent batch of updates.   I was able to remove the second one once I ID'd the update number.   Thanks






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