the frickin' GWXUX...

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  1. sammytruck

    sammytruck Well-Known Member

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    I have windows 8.1 and am quite happy with it. Don't want to upgrade to the "free" Windows 10.

    But getting a bit po'd about the GWXUX cropping up on every re-start. (no hurry to get win10).

    Don't give me some crazy amount of steps to get rid of it. Is their a REG to just kill it...??? (or some simple regedit steps) to get rid of this for good?
     
  2. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
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    Run this:

    Read the instructions carefully first.
     

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  3. sammytruck

    sammytruck Well-Known Member

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    Ok... I ran both those .bat's in that zip file. I still get the GWXUX after several reboots.

    It's not a big deal. Just click on "close program" takes care of it. Just a bit annoyed with that dumb icon in my system-tray.
     
  4. helpifIcan

    helpifIcan Extraordinary Member

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    It will probably go away at the end of the free upgrade period. Fingers crossed.
     
  5. sammytruck

    sammytruck Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking it too. Just a bit annoying seeing it in the system tray until then,,,,,,
     
  6. strollin

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    I don't mess with trying to uninstall KB updates and the like. When I see the icon in the System Tray (because MS keeps re-installing it), I go into C:\Windows\System32, find the GWX folder and rename it. After a reboot, the icon will no longer be in the System Tray. I then go back and delete the renamed GWX folder.

    Works for me.
     
  7. kurteb

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    I tried to uninstall KB:3035583 but couldn't, of course. So I figured I would try an administrative CMD window command, and got a blatant lie. They sneakily moved the GWX folder somewhere else, and changed registry locations too, and search of course doesn't find it. When I typed WUSA /UNINSTALL /KB:3035583 in CMD,it ran the uninstaller, but loved seeing the dos uninstaller window saying the update isn't there, directly under the installed updates window showing that it is
     

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  8. Trackah123

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    I found this on another website. Maybe this works.

     
  9. kurteb

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    I finally decided the best course was a clean install, with careful avoidance of the 3035583 nightmare altogether. When they get the bugs out then I'll reconsider. I don't like losing my games, my menus, checking for updates or losing my privacy. jus' sayin'
     
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  11. sammytruck

    sammytruck Well-Known Member

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    If you already have the "Get Windows 10" icon in you're system tray... download and run "GWX_control_panel.exe". Worked great for me.
     

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