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Unable to hide GWX icon in Notification Area panel?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro Media Center x64

    Unable to hide GWX icon in Notification Area panel?


    I recently received the notification to Get Windows 10 in my 8.1 Taskbar. After reserving my W10 upgrade, I chose to hide the notification icon, only to have it show up again after my computer had been shut down overnight, and powered up the next morning. Seeing it as maybe a fluke, I attempted to hide it again, only to have to repeat the process the next time the computer was started up. I just want this thing out of the way...

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Silverhand,

    The tutorial below can help show you how to remove the "Get Windows 10" (GWX) icon from your taskbar.

    Get Windows 10 Icon - Remove from Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums
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    Posts : 95
    Windows 8.1 Pro Media Center x64


    Option Three: YAY!
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    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad it could help.
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