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Permanent Windows 10 Update Window

  1. #1

    Permanent Windows 10 Update Window

    I have the windows 10 upgrade (below) permanently on my computer. I cannot kill it as it instantly reopens and is bound to the windows update process (wuauclt.exe). I have tried uninstalling the update that supplies GWX.exe , but to no avail.
    It would be nice to be able to stop this window from showing up.

    Click image for larger version

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. #2

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    disable GWX,exe services/processes through task manager
    rename GWX folder in system32 and syswow64
    find the windows update, right click and select hide
    delete $windows.~BT folder hidden on drive C (and/if) $Windows.~WS folder

    disk cleanup > clean system file will also remove the hidden folders
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  3. #3

    I followed the steps but I could not find the gwx service. The rest of the steps I completed though but it still came up.
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  4. #4

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    don't have windows 8.1 PC to give you snapshot of task manager
    but if you sort services and process by name - you find GWX.exe
    I believe it is only in there once, not sure if was service or process..

    then reboot - icon should be gone
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  5. #5

    Sorry, It's not the icon (gwx) program I want gone. It is the above window, I had already removed gwx.exe.
    The issue I'm having is with the window I screenshotted above. This window is unkillable and linked to windows update some how, as I mentioned before.

    Last edited by philip111; 09 Aug 2015 at 16:51. Reason: Add Video
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