Removing the Update to Windows 10 icon from your Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 PC

Removing the Update to Windows 10 icon from your Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 PC

Windows 10 arrives on July 29. Even better, it will be free for most Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 users. But, while a free upgrade may sound great, the icon that now appears every time you start your PC inviting you to register for Windows 10 is less than perfect. Plus, even if you sign up, the icon will not disappear from your taskbar.

Fortunately, there are ways to remove it and today have a very simple way for you to eliminate it forever.

Get rid of Windows 10 icon

1. Uninstall the update KB3035583

First, go to the Control Panel from the Windows startup menu. Click Programs, in its options select View installed updates.

Use the search box in the top right corner of your Window to find KB3035583, which is the name of the update you want to remove.

Once this update is displayed, click on it with the right mouse button and select Uninstall.

Get rid of Windows 10 icon uninstall

2. Remove the Windows Update

Although you have done away with the update prompt, it could automatically restart later. To avoid this, return to Control Panel and click System and Security, then select Windows Update, and finally Check for Updates.

Wait until it has finished searching updates and click Show all available updates. Again, using the search, find KB3035583 and right click on it with your mouse. From the pop-up menu select the Hide update option.

Get rid of Windows 10 icon hide

3. Say goodbye to that annoying icon

And that’s it, if you have followed these steps correctly the Windows 10 icon will no longer appear in your taskbar. Of course, this does mean that when Windows 10 does arrive on PC you will not be notified of the update and will have to manually install it. But don’t panic, when the time comes Softonic will be here to tell you how.

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