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I delete GWX.exe at least once a day, but it doesn't help.
I search for everything with GWX in the name, and try to delete it, but I'm not allowed to.
I followed directions in an Answer I saw here, for other items to delete, but they don't stay deleted.
At first, WX just tried to install when I turned

I delete GWX.exe at least once a day, but it doesn't help.
I search for everything with GWX in the name, and try to delete it, but I'm not allowed to.
I followed directions in an Answer I saw here, for other items to delete, but they don't stay deleted.
At first, WX just tried to install when I turned off my computer myself.
Now it has started shutting everything down when I'm in the middle of working on a project, and tries to install it.
Microsoft promised they wouldn't force WX on us, but now it's happening.
How can I stop it?

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Ari am Rior:
Dominic has the simplest, and best approach to resolving this.

The reason it keeps coming back is because the KB updates involved are coming back as updates. You need to delete those KB updates, but they come back, so you have to catch them and hide them. The only way to do that is to change your windows updates settings from "automatic" to "manual".

Here is the way I've been handling it:

Go to windows updates. In the top right hand corner in the search box, do a search on each one of these: KB3035583 (if you have Win 7 or Win 8) and KB2976978 (if you have Win 8). When you find them, click on them, then right click and uninstall. Restart computer.

When the computer comes back up, the notification should be gone.

Then go to windows updates settings and change from automatic to manual. These KB updates will eventually come back so you need to change your settings from automatic to manual ("check for updates but let me decide whether to download and install") because if you leave your settings on automatic then they will install again, and you'll be back where you started. Then when your updates are found by Windows, keep watching for these two. When these come back, hide them. Once you do this then you can set your updates back to automatic you want to or you can leave them on this setting and continue to handle them manually.

Dominic:
It's actually really simple.

Open Windows Update, go to settings, uncheck Recommended updates.

If you don't want to see the nag messages anymore then right click the taskbar, click Properties, click the Taskbar tab if it isn't selected, then click Customize next to Notification area. Scroll down to GWX and switch it to hide icon and notification.

That's all! No complicated registry edits or hunting down installed updates and maybe getting it wrong and removing something important.

ari:
Yup the Chinese communists took over Microsoft you can try turning off Windows updates entirely and useing a linux live DVD to boot the computer when it boots locate the windows folder. Open it look for system 32

Find the gwx folder and delete it. You can't delete it from Windows!

TWB:
We are M$. Resistance is futile. Your puters and lappies will adapt to service us. We will add your technology to our own. M$ has announced that Windows is NOT a top priority. Pushing people to use the cloud and mobile has become their main focus now. Now the truth about 10 is coming out

To stop this you need to take your lappy out of updating automatically. DO NOT try the simple registry fix trick. It leaves the update that install 10 on your system active on your puter. M$ came up with that so down the road they can activate it again and slip 10 in on you.

First get rid of the Windows 10 update notification. You need to open the Task Master and terminate GWX.exe. Then open control panel and click on programs and features. In the upper left corner you will see view Windows Updates. Click on it and look for KB 3035583, uninstall it. Also look for KB 3095675 and uninstall it. Then delete this folder Windows\System32\GWX to get rid of any trace of it.

With that done, go back to the control panel and click on Windows updates. In the upper left corner click on change settings. Then change important updates to never check for updates. This puts your updates in the manual mode. Reboot the system and go back to your control panel. Click on Windows updates and then click check for updates. Find the update KB 3035583 and hide it so it does not get installed again. Let us know if this does not work, M$ keeps coming up with new methods to force 10 on people.

You should also uninstall these updates and hide them too. KB 3068708 KB 3022345 KB 3075249 KB 3080149 These updates give 7 and 8 the same spying capability as 10 has.

You should also uninstall these updates and hide them too KB 2952664 KB 2976978 KB 2977759 KB 3050265 KB 3050267 KB 3068708
These have to do with compatibility with being upgrade to 10 and need to be dealt with.

If this seems to much and want a more simpler method, download and use Never10 by Steve Gibson of GRC. Great little program that makes it easy to turn it off or on.

https://www.grc.com/never10.htm

M$ aggressive action concerning 10 is because M$ total share of the OS market has dropped below 90% for the first time in many many years, down to 88.77%. It has been falling steadily since the release of windows 10. Last month M$ Windows lost a whopping 1.68% of the OS market share. The largest one month loss ever for them. All thanks to Windows 10. That is HUGE and I mean HUGE. Since they have been tracking OS market share M$ has always dominated and has never seen that kind of loss.

To show how bad Windows 10 really is, take a look at the chart below. You can see that 7 dropped roughly 4% of its market share. 10 only rose 1.2%, meaning those who system broke and could not find a 7 system did not run to 10. 8.1 actually gained .3% and the rest went to other OSes. Meaning Vista, 2000, NT, 3.1, various flavors of OS X and Linux grab a big share of those who left 7 and did not and would not use 10. M$ should, but wont see how bad 10 is. The people are speaking with their feet and running away from it as fast as they can.

http://www.netmarketshare.com/report.asp…

Techwing:
Leave the files or folders in place, but remove all NTFS permissions. The update won't be able to access them and won't be able to recreate them.

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