How to remove the Windows 10 upgrade button from the tray icon

In a previous post, I spoke about the new Windows 10 update coming to Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.

With operating systems prior to Windows 10, you may noticed a new tray icon showing up like this:


This icon is used to update to Windows 10:


If you don’t want to update just yet, then just follow the steps below to remove the tray icon.

Method 1 – Removing the tray icon

The tray icon will remain and it can be annoying for some people, therefore to remove it, you can use various methods as described in these articles #1 and #2.

To make things simple, you may use the “Task Scheduler” and navigate to “Task Scheduler Library\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx” as shown in the screenshot below and then delete the two entries there:


Method 2 – Uninstalling KB3035583

As indicated in this article, you can also remove the KB3035583 from the installed updates lists.

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