Windows – How to Stop Windows 10 Update

Even though there is a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8 users to upgrade their system into the latest Microsoft OS, it is not a mandatory one. However, if you want your computer to stay on older operating system, that automatic notification that says there is a free upgrade can be quite an annoyance. Also, if your system has the automatic updates feature turned on, it might come as a surprise to you when one of these mornings, right after you wake up and turn on your computer, it’s already running on the new operating system. If you want to stop the upgrade notifications forever, read on to find out how.

Windows - How to Stop Windows 10 Update

Learn to Stop Windows 10 Upgrade Notifications Forever

Step 1 – Unfortunately, there is no direct way to stop those automatic Windows upgrade from happening, but there is still hope. For instance, you can try out Never10, which is a tool that will disable the upgrade. What’s more is that the application is free for download, and it doesn’t even require any kind of installation. Upon downloading the program, all you have to do is click on a button and the necessary changes will then be applied automatically to your PC. There is even a button that will allow you to remove any downloaded files for the new operating system in your hard drive, and this can even free up to 6.5GB of storage space.

Step 2 – Even though Never10 should work, there are some who report that it doesn’t. Don’t worry yet as all hope is not yet lost. If that does not work, you can try out GWX Control Panel, which also doesn’t require any kind of installation. This does pretty much the same thing as Never10 as it will stop the Windows 10  automatic upgrade.

Step 3 – For knowledge purposes, the update responsible for the white logo found in your Windows system tray or notification area is KB3035583, and you can check if your computer has this installed by heading towards Control Panel and then inside Windows Update. When you click on “View Update History,” and then head on to “Installed Updates.” Click on this and it will open up another tab. Search for the KB3035583 update  and it should be there, waiting to be fully installed. You can then right click on it and choose Uninstall to do away with that white notification icon on your system tray for good.


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