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Windows GWX icon suddenly disappaered

  1. #11


    Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 pt-BR


    Yesterday I noticed that the same thing happened to me. The icon is gone, but I had already done the reservation and received a confirmation email. The situation seems to me that everything is correct, and within the control panel shows the reserved update.
    Even if the icon is gone, you can check and be sure on Registry how is the info detailed by Get Windows 10
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  2. #12


    Posts : 37
    Windows 8.1(x64)


    Hi,

    Yes i have that registry entries however windows update no longer says a windows 10 upgrade is reserved.I did notice something unusual in the scheduled tasks manager the GWXTriggers folder is empty there should be a task called "refreshgwxconfig-B" .
    Last edited by rscalover; 22 Jun 2015 at 01:41.
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  3. #13


    Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 pt-BR


    This was a few hours ago when I realized that the icon was missing, I rebooted the system, I saved this image, so I'm relaxed.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 37
    Windows 8.1(x64)


    Hi,

    It is something strange yesterday when i managed to get that icon back windows update was not telling me that upgrade was reserved even though i did receive the confirmation email.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 37
    Windows 8.1(x64)


    hi,

    Man this is driving me crazy i'm starting to think free is not so free after all if that's the case i'll sue microsoft false advertising is illegal where i live.
    Last edited by derekimo; 22 Jun 2015 at 12:10. Reason: Language
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  6. #16


    Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 pt-BR


    Quote Originally Posted by rscalover View Post
    Hi,

    Yes i have that registry entries however windows update no longer says a windows 10 upgrade is reserved.I did notice something unusual in the scheduled tasks manager the GWXTriggers folder is empty there should be a task called "refreshgwxconfig-B" .
    I agree, really strange that in Task Manager the triggers are not present. In my case it's all correct. Why is it, that would be a change in the registry that you recently made that corrupted the telemetry made by GWX?

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  7. #17


    Posts : 37
    Windows 8.1(x64)


    Quote Originally Posted by Marcus Corbacho View Post

    I agree, really strange that in Task Manager the triggers are not present. In my case it's all correct. Why is it, that would be a change in the registry that you recently made that corrupted the telemetry made by GWX?
    No idea really that folder is empty here don't know why.
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  8. #18


    Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 pt-BR


    Quote Originally Posted by rscalover View Post
    Hi Folks,

    Problem solved the icon is back what i did was add a registry under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\GWX" valuename DisableGWX value 0 (icon enabled or 1 icon disabled) if you don't have a GWX key in there create it DisableGWX is a DWORD value.
    Yesterday when this evil behavior began, I'm not going to lie, I started searching if it was isolated to me. I noticed your posting here, I did exactly as you said, in an attempt to retrieve my icon again. I rebooted the system, and I have checked the event viewer. And to my dismay, I found that this change could have harmed me. I ended up deleting, I rebooted again and then I was monitoring event viewer actions until then, everything is standardized.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 37
    Windows 8.1(x64)


    hi,

    I'm affraid i'm out of ideas come on Microsoft fix this crap.
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  10. #20


    Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 pt-BR


    Quote Originally Posted by rscalover View Post
    hi,

    I'm affraid i'm out of ideas come on Microsoft fix this crap.
    If it is an attempt to help, I can try to view remotely you helping and interacting by Teamviwer
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