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    Getting rid of Win 10 icon in system tray and any related stuff

    It doesn't appear that Lenovo will provide any necessary mods to allow my Lenovo IdeaCentre K330B PC to upgrade from Win 7 to Win 10, at least according to their web site. The gwx icon in the system tray says it's still validating my PC for the upgrade.

    I want to just go ahead and get rid of the gwx icon and any other necessary stuff. I understand that I should delete KB3035583 and that should solve my situation.

    True or are there other steps I should take???
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    See "How to get rid of the 'Your upgrade to Windows 10 is ready' lock": http://www.infoworld.com/article/297...html?nsdr=true
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    That article doesn't apply to my situation. As I said in my original post, I haven't and don't think I will get the message that "my upgrade to Windows 10 is ready". Steps 2 thru 4 in the article wouldn't be necessary.

    I guess I'll just follow the directions in steps 5-7.
    Ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Y View Post
    ...I guess I'll just follow the directions in steps 5-7.
    Correct.

    Also, there is a registry hack to prevent Win10 from attempting to install.

    From "How to manage Windows 10 notification and upgrade options" at: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3080351

    "To suppress the offer to upgrade Win7 SP1 or Win8.1 to Win10 through the registry, set the following registry values:

    "Subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUp date

    "DWORD value: DisableOSUpgrade = 1"

    If the keys don't exist create them.

    EDIT: note that there should be no space in "\WindowsUpdate" above. For some strange reason the lounge adds spaces in registry paths.
    Last edited by Coochin; 2015-08-31 at 00:52. Reason: note about lounge formatting
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    Thanks.
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