Want to block the Windows 10 upgrade icon?

On June 8, 2015, in news, by susan

Looking to block the Windows 10 upgrade icon from the system tray?


Remove windows 10 upgrade icon from sys. tray – Spiceworks:

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)


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00







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


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


@=”C:\\Windows\\System32\\GWX\\GWX.exe %1″


@=”C:\\Windows\\System32\\GWX\\GWX.exe %1″


@=”C:\\Windows\\System32\\GWX\\GWX.exe %1″


@=”C:\\Windows\\System32\\GWX\\GWX.exe %1″






















One Response to Want to block the Windows 10 upgrade icon?

  1. Crysta T Lacey says:

    Hi Susan,

    Just thought I would let you know about my experience with the above subject. There are several ways being bantered about to accomplish this. Except for UNINSTALLING KB3035583, none have worked for me.

    I am running Windows 8.1.3 Pro & Windows 10 IP 10130 over 3 partitions.
    It is not that I don’t want to “reserve” my copy of Windows 10. it is “reserved”, but I don’t want the KB and GWX mucking up WU for months. It is also nice the extra icon is gone to.

    Then you posted the following that did work form me and I then reinstalled KB3035583 on my main partition. GWX.exe does not run at all with the following REGISTRY addition.

    [patchmanagement] Translated from Japanese — Windows 10 update info

    Susan Bradley via listserv.patchmanagement.org

    June 8, 2015


    (3) To stop notification from the Get Windows 10 app icons in the notification area installation enables you set the following registry key KB3035583 segment also becomes possible.

    Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx

    Name: DisableGwx

    Type: REG_DWORD

    Value: 1

    * To set the above registry booking screen of the Windows Update screen appears, please note.

    It is possible that you set on doing until/f line from the following reg command with administrator privileges if you set in the command.

    reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx /v “DisableGwx” /t REG_DWORD /d 00000001/f

    * Will be done through Windows Update is a free upgrade for Windows 10.

    * Is a way to block the upgrade of Windows through Windows Update 10 environments will have already done above book will.

    * For details, update this article at a later date, it will be published.

    Hope this helps,

    Best Regards,