2 Oct

Removing Windows 10 upgrade notification

Problem

Windows 10 upgrade notification appearing within Windows 7 & Windows 8 when not wanted.

Cause

Windows 10 upgrade notification

Upgrade Icon

Solution

To remove the Windows 10 upgrade notification please follow the following steps.

Step 1

Temporarily disable automatic updates 

 Windows 7 > Start > Control panel > System and security > Turn automatic updating on or off > Never check for updates 

 Windows 8 , 8.1, Right click start menu > Control panel >  System and security > Turn automatic updating on or off > Never check for updates

Disable

 

Step 2

 Remove KB (upgrade notification):

​Windows 7 ,8, 8.1 > Control panel > Uninstall a program > View installed updates >

Click on name to sort the list > Look for “Update for Microsoft Windows KB3035583” Right click and choose uninstall then when prompted click yes to restart computer.

Installed Updates

 KB3035583

Windows 10 Upgrade notice removal 2

Step 3

Manually check for updates : 

Windows 7, 8, 8.1 > Control panel > System and security > Windows update > Check now > 

This should prompt you to install KB3035583 again right click on the update and select hide update then click ok 

Hide

This will prevent it from automatically reinstalling once you re-enable Automatic updates 

Step 4

To re-enable automatic updates:

 Windows 7 > Start > Control panel > System and security > Turn automatic updating on or off > Install updates automatically (Recommended)

 Windows 8 , 8.1, Right click start menu > Control panel >  System and security > Turn automatic updating on or off > Install updates automatically (Recommended)​

auto bk on

Please note that all of the above screenshots can be clicked on to enlarge the image for reference purposes

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