The pop up is pretty easy to ignore. Make sure you turn off recommended updates in Windows Update then click that up arrow in the taskbar next to the clock. Click Customize then scroll down the list to GWX and choose hide icon and notifications so it won't nag you anymore. If you have problems with other notifications you can do that as well.
Nope but then I did upgrade to Win10. Then of course, so should you.
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. The truth about 10 is coming out
There is only one way to truly stop 10 from getting on your system and that is to uninstall KB 3035583 and the folder it created or install Never10. People who try the reg trick or any of the other false info out there will end up with 10 installed when their back is turned. M$ is playing hardball trying to get 10 installed on as many system as possible. They know that 10 is failing and if you leave any trace of Get Windows Free on your system they will find a way to exploit it. M$ has even resorted to using MALWARE to install 10 on peoples system.
To stop this you need to take your lappy out of updating automatically and get rid of the Windows 10 update notification. You need to open the Task Manager and terminate GWX.exe and its entire tree. 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. Also look in C:\Windows\SysWOW64\GWX and if you find it delete it to. You might have to reboot before you can delete the folders. If you get a message that you do not have ownership to delete them then follow the instruction in the link below.
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, KB 3095675 and hide them so they do 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.
If you know how to use a bat file then you can go to the link below. They have a bat file that will remove all these updates for you. The article is an interesting read if your interested.
There is a chance that M$ has already downloaded the installer for 10 onto your hard drive. Look for a hidden folder named $Windows.~BT. It is between 3.5 to 6 GB.
M$ has been resorting to MALWARE like behavior to get 10 installed on as many system as possible. They changed the Get Windows 10 Free screen into behaving like malware. When the window opens to offer you 10 for free and you click the red x to close the window, that is the same as excepting the installation date. Even tho in the past clicking the red x turn it down.
From Toms Hardware
Now, as we near the end of the free upgrade period, Microsoft’s malware-like upgrade system is becoming even more intrusive by autoscheduling upgrades to Windows 10. I noticed that the Windows 10 upgrade reminder pop-up on a Windows 7 PC was no longer asking me to upgrade; instead, it’s now informing me that it has already scheduled an update for May 17.
M$ claims to have changed this malware like behavior but we got to wonder what other tricks they will deploy to trick and strong arm people into downgrading to 10.
You got to ask yourself, if 10 is so good, why is it that they are having to trick people into installing it.
Let it install…