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Removing Windows 10 Recommended Update from 8.1 Updates

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Removing Windows 10 Recommended Update from 8.1 Updates


    When I boot up my Windows 8.1 system, on the screen preceeding the login screen, I get a message that there is an update available and I need to go to the settings option. Going there, I find that the only update available is KB3035583, which is the option to upgrade to Windows 10.

    As I have attempted this upgrade for several weeks which failed in each of the different methods I have discovered, I decided to remain with 8.1 and not spend more unproductive time trying this upgrade.

    I have uninstalled this update (KB3035583), to remove the script icon from the taskbar, however I now keep getting the update message during bootup, where I now do not know if there are any new updates for 8.1, or if it is only the Windows 10 update that is giving this message.

    I would like to know who to remove this update from the Recommended updates that I now get during the update check, in order to no longer receive the update message. Although I had this on the Windows 10 forum, I was told I needed to use this 8 forum for this problem. Thanks,

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Coastalguy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It depends on which update message you are getting. Please check both tutorials below to see if either is for that message.

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

    Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1

    Removing KB3035583 from Windows 8.1 Recommended Updates


    Brink,
    Your option 1 link was to remove the upgrade script in the taskbar which I had already done. Your option 2 link provided a download for a reg file to reset the registry to not upgrade the OS. I downloaded it and ran it and then restarted, but the updates available message still appeared in the bootup screens.

    I did find now, that there were other Important and Recommended updates for 8.1 available, so I updated all of them, except for KB3035583. After completion and restarting, the updates available message did not display as I asked.

    HOWEVER, when checking for updates again, under the settings script, all of the Recommended and Important updates were gone, EXCEPT for the one Recommended update KB3035583. Hopefully the updates available message will no longer display on bootup, if only KB3035583 is the one available. However, since it still displays under Recommended updates, I know sometime in the future, I will forget and include it in the updates installed. Because of this, I would like to remove KB3035583 completely from displaying when I check for updates.
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by Coastalguy View Post
    I would like to remove KB3035583 completely from displaying when I check for updates.
    You can right click on it and select hide.



    Windows Update - Hide or Restore Hidden Updates - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    Right clicking worked on Windows 7, however nothing happens when I right click on the updates on Windows 8.1. That is the first thing that I tried.
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  6. #6


    There's something else going on then, it still works in W8.1,

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Coastalguy,

    Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing what you're seeing to see if may reveal what's happening.

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  8. #8


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    Saw by the path shown on your image, that you went through the Control Panel to the updates. I was going from the Start Menu and selecting PC Settings and then Update and Recovery. Only the Control Panel display provides the right click and hide option which I have now done. Now when I go through the Start Menu and PC Settings, it is now hid there also. Not sure why they don't offer a hide option from the PC Settings Menu..... Another Microsoft winner! Anyway, all solved and thanks,
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  9. #9


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.
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  10. #10


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Coastalguy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It depends on which update message you are getting. Please check both tutorials below to see if either is for that message.

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

    Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums
    Hi Brink, I hope your well and rested. I have a question about your tutorial on "Upgrade to Windows 10 Update". Will it stop sending future notifications of Upgrade to Windows 10 Update after using the tutorial for the first time?
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