FingerLakes1.com Forums
Topic Options
#1473207 --- 07/08/15 04:25 PM Unwanted Win 10 icon
Aces_Up Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 03/15/01
Posts: 6159
Loc: Nunja Business
I have Windows 7 and I get this icon on the lower right on my task bar to upgrade to Windows 10 if I want to. I don't so I go "Customize" to stop the icon and all from showing each time I start up my laptop. I do select "Hide icon and notifications" then click okay but it still comes back. Why is this not working?




Top
FingerLakes1.com
#1473210 --- 07/08/15 06:04 PM Re: Unwanted Win 10 icon [Re: Aces_Up]
Josephus Offline
Silver Member

Registered: 08/25/00
Posts: 11561
Loc: NYS
Because Microsoft wants you to upgrade to Windows 10. I would assume that they've engineered their software so that you can't get rid of that icon.

Every Windows user gets that icon. If you don't want the upgrade, don't click on the icon. I haven't either. I'll wait until Windows 10 gets properly field tested, and even then probably won't upgrade until Microsoft stops supporting Windows 7.
_________________________
I don't want my country back... I want my country forward!

Top
#1473212 --- 07/08/15 07:30 PM Re: Unwanted Win 10 icon [Re: Josephus]
Aces_Up Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 03/15/01
Posts: 6159
Loc: Nunja Business
I see. I just did not want to see the icon there.. lol I know that the more icons on the right side takes up more resources or something like that. Thanks

Top
#1473213 --- 07/08/15 07:34 PM Re: Unwanted Win 10 icon [Re: Aces_Up]
DR. D Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 07/25/03
Posts: 6471
Loc: Waterloo/Seneca Falls/Junius/T...
Its free for the first year it is out, you got time.

If you really feel that you are not going to take it I can easily tell you how to remove it.


***Doing so may cause you not to be able to take the free upgrade and may well cause the earth to fall out of its planetary orbit and plunge directly into the sun... its your dollars.

First open Windows Update and click “Installed Updates” in the bottom-left corner.

Find KB3035583, you can sort by name. Once you’ve located it, right-click and choose “Uninstall”.

When you select to uninstall this update, you’ll be asked to confirm and then you will need to restart your computer

it will be gone, until you download and install the next round of windows updates...then it could very well come back.

Top
#1473214 --- 07/08/15 07:36 PM Re: Unwanted Win 10 icon [Re: Aces_Up]
DR. D Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 07/25/03
Posts: 6471
Loc: Waterloo/Seneca Falls/Junius/T...
not true in this case its a reminder of the free upgrade that is coming July 29th

Top
#1473224 --- 07/09/15 07:51 AM Re: Unwanted Win 10 icon [Re: DR. D]
Aces_Up Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 03/15/01
Posts: 6159
Loc: Nunja Business
laugh Your too funny.
Anyway, thanks, it is gone and I am in one piece. wink

Top
#1473234 --- 07/09/15 11:41 AM Re: Unwanted Win 10 icon [Re: Aces_Up]
Timbo Offline
Silver Member

Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 14323
Loc: CNY

Don't get comfortable. You're running Windows... yooou'll be back. grin wink
_________________________
Everyone's entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts.

Top