How to delete Windows 10 update

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With the announcement and subsequent launch of the Windows 10 operating system, users in possession of a PC based on Windows 7 Service Pack1 and on Windows 8.1 have begun to display an icon with an attached notification on the taskbar indicating the possibility of carrying out the 'upgrade to the new OS. Many, until now, have taken advantage of this but there are just as many those who do not intend to replace the version of Windows currently in use with the most updated one. If you too fall into this circle of users and if the presence of the icon and its notification indicating the agolability of your computer to switch to the new operating system will only annoy you then you will certainly be happy to know. that delete Windows 10 update it is possible and it is not even too complicated.




How do you say? were you already aware of this but don't have the dontest idea how to delete Windows 10 update? Well, but you don't have to worry ... I can explain everything to you, in detail. However, please do not take "spontaneous initiatives", concentrate carefully on the steps I am about to explain to you and strictly follow the instructions I am about to give you in order to avoid "doing damage".

Having clarified this, if you are therefore interested in finding out how to delete the Windows 10 update I suggest you get comfortable, sit in front of your computer and dedicate yourself to reading this guide. I am sure that in the end you will be able to tell yourself more than satisfied and that if necessary you will also be ready to explain to your friends in need of a similar tip how to proceed.


Before showing you how to delete the Windows 10 update, it is good, however, to clarify one point immediately. There are currently two different ways to delete Windows 10 update. The first method is the remove the update same from the computer while the second method is the hide the icon and notification on the taskbar. If you are sure that you will never go and upgrade you can easily adopt the first method while if in the future you think that Windows 10 may interest you and if you therefore believe that you may want to upgrade to the new operating system in the coming weeks or months I suggest you take the second method.

Remove the update

If you prefer to delete delete Windows 10 update by completely removing the update from your computer, the first things you need to do are to click on the button Home attached to the taskbar and to type Windows update in the search field that is shown to you. Then click on the first reont in the list.


In the window that at this point will open on the desktop presses on the item Updates installed located at the bottom left and then scroll through the list of updates that you see on the screen, locate the update named Update for Microsoft Windows (KB3035583), click on it and then click on the button Uninstall present in the upper part of the window.


Then press on Si then wait a few moments for the procedure to delete the Windows 10 update to start and complete.


Then complete the procedure by which to delete the Windows 10 update by also deleting the folder stored on your computer that contains all the files necessary to update to the new operating system. To do this, presses the icon depicting a yellow folder that is located on the taskbar, then presses on computer o What PC (the entry may vary depending on the version of Windows you are using), double-click on the entry Local disk (C :) located in the right part of the window, enable the display of hidden files by following the instructions in my guides on how to view hidden files Windows 7 or how to view hidden files Windows 8, locate the folder $ WINDOWS. ~ BT click on it with the right mouse button and then select the item Delete give the menu that comes mostrato.


Afterwards, to ensure that the changes made to the operating system are applied correctly, I suggest you restart your computer. To do this, press the button Home then if you use Windows 7 presses on the arrow located next to the button Shut down the system e click Reboot the system while if you use Windows 8.1 bring the mouse cursor on the shutdown button located in the upper right part of the Start Screen, press on it and then click Reboot the system.

In the unfortunate event that in Windows Update you are unable to identify the update called into question, know that you can delete the Windows 10 update by taking an alternative route: resorting to the use of GWX Control Panel, a totally free program, which does not require installation to be used and which is compatible with both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 and thanks to which it is possible to remove the KB3035583 update from Windows Update without problems.

To delete delete Windows 10 update with GWX Control Panel proceed by clicking here so that you can immediately connect to the program's web page and then click on the item *Download Ste-alone * that you find on the right in correspondence with the item GWX Control Panel.

Then wait for the download of the program to start and complete then double-click on the file GWX_control_panel.exe that has been downloaded to your computer and wait for the software window to be visible on the screen.

So put a check mark on the box next to the item I accept the terms of this agreement e pulsing on pulsating Continue then click first on the button with written on Click to Disabile ‘Get Windows 10’ App (remove icon) e then Si, then presses the button with written on it Click to Disabled Non-critical Windows 10 Settings e then once again on Si. To conclude, click on the button with the written on it Click to Prevent Windows 10 Upgrades e then press up Si.

Then complete the procedure by which to delete the Windows 10 update by also deleting the folder stored on your computer that contains all the files necessary to update to the new operating system. To do this, press the button with the written on it Click to Delete Windows 10 Download Folders… e then click OK.

At this point you can tell yourself more than satisfied, you have finally managed to delete Windows 10 update! I recommend that you restart your computer to ensure that the changes made to the operating system are correctly applied. To do this, press the button Home then if you use Windows 7 presses on the arrow located next to the button Shut down the system e click Reboot the system while if you use Windows 8.1 bring the mouse cursor on the shutdown button located in the upper right part of the Start Screen, press on it and then click Reboot the system.

Hide the icon and notification

If instead of going to delete Windows 10 update in a drastic way, so to speak, you are only interested in hiding the icon and the notification of the same that appear on the taskbar, proceed as follows. To begin with, bring the mouse cursor to the taskbar and then click on the arrow pointing upwards that you find next to the clock and then on the item Customize ....

In the window that will open at this point, locate the item GWX then bring the mouse cursor to the menu located to the right of the latter, press it and select the item Hide icon and notifications. To confirm the changes made, press the button OK.

Clearly, if you have second thoughts, you can always cancel the procedure to delete the Windows 10 update in question by restoring the display of the icon and notification. To do this, bring the mouse cursor back to the taskbar, click with the left mouse button on the arrow pointing upwards, select the item Customize ..., then choose the option Show icon and notification from the menu located next to the item GWX of the window displayed on the screen and finally presses on OK.



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