How To Disable The “Get Windows 10” Notifications and auto Upgrade


This article from last week discussed the problems windows users are facing with automatic upgrades to windows 10. For dentists this could be a disaster. Many dental applications do not run properly on windows 10. If your machine secretly upgrades some night you could come in the next day and be unable to take a radiograph or schedule an appointment.

The linked article below gives step by step instructions on how to disable the auto upgrade…but.

Over the last week, many users received the “Get Windows 10” app on their devices. In a previous article we’ve shown the steps required for you to reserve a free Windows 10 upgrade for your device. However, there are also many users who don’t want to do that, or just don’t want to see the app’s icon and notifications.

Source: How To Disable The “Get Windows 10” Icon And Notifications

If you read the article you will see it gets pretty deep into the geek weeds. You may be better off paying your IT pro to do this for you.

Actually if you have an IT pro and you have a vulnerable system he/she should have already suggested a fix.

Here is another option recommended by PC World.

 GWX Control Panel This is a free tool that can remove and disable the ‘Get Windows 10’ notification area icon on Windows 7 and Windows 8. Recent versions can also disable ‘Upgrade to Windows 10’ behavior in the Windows Update control panel and do much more.

Source: Ultimate Outsider – Software Downloads

HT Coyote Blog

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