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Missing GWX Icon

  1. #1


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC

    Missing GWX Icon


    Hi,

    With great difficulty I managed to get the windows 10 icon and reserved it. Now suddenly the icon has disappeared. It shows that my copy is reserved but the icon is missing. What should I do? Here is a screenshot.
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  2. #2



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    I don't have an answer on how to get it back, but wanted to tell you, I seen about five other people in the forums where the icon has disappeared. They have tried going in the registry, command line, and a few other things to no avail, or only till next boot. Personally I wouldn't worry about it too much, it's an advertising gimmick, and yeah it pre-downloads Win10 so you can install it on the 29th, but they will also have other ways to get it after. Probably going to microsoft(dot)com and downloading on installer. If you want you can try the first link in my signature(just to double check your reservation).
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  3. #3


    Posts : 123
    Windows 8.1


    You can just uninstall Update KB3035583 and hide the update to get rid of the GWX Task Bar Icon which just takes up space for something everyone knows about.
    You can restore that hidden one and reinstall it at a later date, at your leisure.

    No idea why people are hacking around to do this.
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  4. #4


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    I don't have an answer on how to get it back, but wanted to tell you, I seen about five other people in the forums where the icon has disappeared. They have tried going in the registry, command line, and a few other things to no avail, or only till next boot. Personally I wouldn't worry about it too much, it's an advertising gimmick, and yeah it pre-downloads Win10 so you can install it on the 29th, but they will also have other ways to get it after. Probably going to microsoft(dot)com and downloading on installer. If you want you can try the first link in my signature(just to double check your reservation).
    The picture that I have uploaded already shows it has been reserved!
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  5. #5


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    The icon has reappeared suddenly. I did not do anything.
    Click image for larger version
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  6. #6



    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    It's playing hide & seek?
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  7. #7


    bangalore
    Posts : 634
    Windows 8.1 professional x64 + WMC


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    It's playing hide & seek?
    Exactly.

    Even some other users got back their icon
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  8. #8


    Quote Originally Posted by bagavan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    It's playing hide & seek?
    Exactly.

    Even some other users got back their icon
    Yes, I see mine is now back on the taskbar, after being AWOL for a week or so
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