How to Hide/Remove Get Windows 10 update App and Icon from Taskbar

Windows 8.1/7 users can upgrade their computers to Windows 10 for free while the new OS is released and available, while Microsoft has added such reminder in the form of a White flag icon that resides in the system tray of Taskbar. It is annoying that the app always keeps running in background and consumes system resources. If you would like to get ird of it and turn area of your screen tidy, try the tips to disable the new update icon and app.

How to Remove Get Windows 10 App and Icon from Taskbar
First hide the “Get Windows 10″ Icon
* From the Taskbar system tray, right-click on the date/time, and select “Customize notification icons” option from the menu.
* Wihtin the notifications Area Icons screen, uncheck “Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar” box, locate the GWX (Get Windows 10) entry in the list, change its Behavions to “Hide icon and notifications“, and click OK button to apply that.
CLose the related process
* Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together from keyboard. Or right-click on Taskbar and click “Task Manager” option.
* Go to the Details tab, right-click on GWX.exe, and select “End Process” option.

The above method is not working with the next logon or reboot, so you could follow the permanent tips.
* Once you’ve remove them temporarily, open the File Explorer, go to the folder C:\Windows\System32\GWX, and delete the GWX.exe executable file. If you use 64-bit systems, repeat it in C:\Windows\SysWOW64\GWX.
Another alternative suggestion
* Head to Control Panel > Windows Update, click View installed updates, and then the Installed updates link.
* Find the label “Update for Microsoft Windows KB3035583“, right-click it and select uninstall.


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