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    Nag Icon Revisited

    I have a dear friend who is no longer skilled with computers. I and his son have been his go-to folks.

    Anyway, the other day, all of a sudden, he found W10 on his machine. He is used to W7. He thinks he may have done a few clicks to initiate the process.

    Anyway, we got W7 back (that W10 feature seems to have worked well).

    Nevertheless, he still gets that W10 nag icon in his systray (lower right corner).

    We would like to really get rid of that icon.

    Unfortunately, with his situation, he is set to d/l and install all updates. (Long story, but he needs to keep it that way).
    So, here's what I did. I looked at his saved updates and removed a bunch of them mentioned on another thread. Specifically:

    >>>>>>>
    Here's my list so far to keep W10 off.
    1. KB2952664
    2. KB2976978
    3. KB2977759
    4. KB3035583
    5- KB3075249
    6- KB3080149
    7- KB3083710
    8- KB3102810
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Then I changed his setting to receive update notifications but not to install. I then ran Windows update and of course it listed the above. I changed them to be hidden. I then changed his settings to once again d/l and install updates.

    I also went into task scheduler and disabled two programs that supposedly add to this problem (don't have the names handy at the moment).

    When we rebooted, that icon was still there. But, hopefully, W10 won't be forced in him again. Still, we want to get rid of the icon. I have W7 and I do not have that icon. Perhaps it was a different update?

    Any suggestions?

    Mel

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    Try the freeware tool GWX Control Panel...

    http://blog.ultimateoutsider.com/201...ly-remove.html

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    I'm a bit hesitant to d/l software to get rid of the issue. I gather others have used the software with good results?

    Mel, still thinking there is some update to remove!

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    Quote Originally Posted by compiler View Post
    ...I gather others have used the software with good results?...
    I have used GWX Control Panel on my own Win7 & many customers' Win7/8.1 computers with no problems.

    Much quicker and safer than messing around with registry settings, etc.
    Computer Consultant/Technician since 1998 (first PC was Atari 1040STE in 1988).
    Most common computing error is EBKAC: Error Between Keyboard And Chairback
    AMD FX8120 (8-core @ 3.1GHz) CPU, Gigabyte GA-990FXA-D3 motherboard, 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866MHz RAM, ATI-AMD Radeon HD6770 PCI-E VGA, 480GB Kingston SSD, 2TB Seagate SATA3.0 HDD, ASUS DVD/RW.

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    I am also using the GWX Control Panel on two Win 7 computers. Quick download and simple setup. I have had no problems.

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    I can (temporarily) top that, putting GWX Control Panel on all my Windows 7 home computers and laptops, and on about 75 devices at the charity where I volunteer...
    BATcher

    Time prevents everything happening all at once...

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    All that extra work for no added benefit. MS have a lot to answer for!

    cheers, Paul

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    Thanks for the help. Looks like the s-ware if the way to go!

    Mel

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