Remove/ Disable Windows 10 Update Notification

If you don’t want to install new Windows 10 updates and want to disable Windows 10 Update Notification then read this tutorial.

You can disable Windows 10 update using Windows update services. However, Microsoft doesn’t recommand users stop Windows update, as it fixes bugs and makes the system more secure.

Disable Windows 10 Update Notification

Here are a few options we found that will help you to stop the Automatic Windows update. This will save your internet speed and also you can stay away from a faulty Windows update. Sometimes Windows update is causing the problem itself. So wait for some time and if all looks good, then install the new Windows update manually.

Method 1- Turn Off the Automatic Windows Update

Step 1: Open Windows Update of your system. You can type Windows Update in the search bar and choose the result displayed. Or open the same from the Control Panel.

Step 2: Then in the Windows Update window choose the Important updates, “check for updates but let me choose whether to download or install them.”

Method 2: Hide Windows 10 Upgrade Notifications

Step 1: To hide the upgrade notifications varies from computer to computer. While some of you can hide it, some of you might not be able to do it. So you can try out the following steps to see if you can hide the update notifications or not.

Step 2: Click on Show all Available Updates option, under Windows Update. If there are any new entries for the update, you can hide its notification by right-clicking on it and choose Hide Update.

Method 3- Stop GWX.exe Process with Task Manager

You can disable the notifications by removing the Get Windows 10 app icon. Though this method will remove the notifications on a temporary basis. As you will restart your system, the processing of the app will again begin and the notifications will start reappearing. To disable the GWX.exe Process. Follow the steps given below.

Step 1: Launch Task Manager by pressing the Esc+ Ctrl+ Shift key at the same. Then click on More details to switch to the detailed view.

Step 2: Then click on the Processes tab. Scroll down to locate GWX process. Select it by clicking on it and then click on End Task.

Method 4- Hide and Turn Off the Get Windows 10 Notifications

You can also hide and turn off the notifications of an app from the notifications area. The process is simple and you can complete it by customizing it.

Step 1: You will observe a small arrow at the bottom left corner of the screen. Click on it.

Step 2: A small popup up will open containing all the hidden icons. In that popup, there will be a link called Customize. Click on it.

Step 3: The Notifications Area Icons window will open. Here within the Icons category look for GWX.

Step 4: Besides the GWX, in the Behaviors column, choose Hide icon and notifications option. Click on Ok.

With this, you will be able to hide the Get Windows 10 notifications from your desktop.

If you want to Disable Windows update then read this guide – How To Disable Windows 10 Update.

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