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how 2 get rid of windows 10

  1. #1

    how 2 get rid of windows 10

    Hello and good morning,i have windows 8.1 laptop and at the bottom left corner next to my security flag
    is the windows 10 icon, every time now i switch my toshiba satellite laptop on i will be greeted with windows 10 ready to install on your device there any way of removing this from my laptop ?
    i have try windows 10, found it slower, sluggy, thats coz its sitting on top of windows 8.1
    now if i had the windows 10 on disc i could wipe of windows 8 but im really happy with my 8.1

    cheers and thank you

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  2. #2

    i found the way by going to task manager, scroll down to GWX right click and end it.
    job done.
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  3. #3

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello David,

    If the GWX icon comes back, you can use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to permanently get rid of it.

    Get Windows 10 Icon - Remove from Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums
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