How to block the Windows 10 pop up on unmanaged PCs 1


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by Susan Bradley

By unmanaged PC’s Microsoft means Windows versions that are not Pro or Enterprise. For those, here is how you can prevent the Windows 10 upgrade reservation pop-up.

To stop notification from the Get Windows 10 app icons in the notification area do the following reg key:

Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx
Name: DisableGwx
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1
Remove windows 10 upgrade icon from sys. tray – Spiceworks:
http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/983148-remove-windows-10-upgrade-icon-from-sys-tray
1, Run the following command
taskkill /f /im GWX.exe /T
This will take about 30 seconds to close it
2. Copy the following into notepad and save it as Disable.reg (ensure the file ending is .reg)
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\GWX\shell\open\command]
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ms-gwx\shell\open\command]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\GWX\shell\open\command]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ms-gwx\shell\open\command]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WINEVT\Publishers\{18abebc9-83ec-435f-8f15-6d1e9187c999}]
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Run the Disable.reg file and restart the computer.
Want to get it back? Do the same only copy this and save it as Enable.reg
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\GWX\shell\open\command]
@=”C:\\Windows\\System32\\GWX\\GWX.exe %1″
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ms-gwx\shell\open\command]
@=”C:\\Windows\\System32\\GWX\\GWX.exe %1″
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\GWX\shell\open\command]
@=”C:\\Windows\\System32\\GWX\\GWX.exe %1″
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ms-gwx\shell\open\command]
@=”C:\\Windows\\System32\\GWX\\GWX.exe %1″
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WINEVT\Publishers\{18abebc9-83ec-435f-8f15-6d1e9187c999}]
@=”Microsoft-Windows-GWX-Ins”
“ResourceFileName”=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,\
00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,\
5c,00,47,00,57,00,58,00,5c,00,47,00,57,00,58,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,00,\
00
“MessageFileName”=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,\
6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,\
00,47,00,57,00,58,00,5c,00,47,00,57,00,58,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,00,00
“Enabled”=dword:00000001
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WINEVT\Publishers\{18abebc9-83ec-435f-8f15-6d1e9187c999}\ChannelReferences]
“Count”=dword:00000002
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WINEVT\Publishers\{18abebc9-83ec-435f-8f15-6d1e9187c999}\ChannelReferences\0]
@=”Microsoft-Windows-GWX-Ins/Operational”
“Id”=dword:00000010
“Flags”=dword:00000000
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WINEVT\Publishers\{18abebc9-83ec-435f-8f15-6d1e9187c999}\ChannelReferences\1]
@=”Microsoft-Windows-GWX-Ins/Debug”
“Id”=dword:00000011
“Flags”=dword:00000000

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