Windows: Uninstall "Get Windows 10" notification tray icon

It's nice that Microsoft has gone out of it's way to promote their new operating system, but I would have greatly appreciated a "don't remind me again" option.

Right clicking it didn't show anything useful either.


After checking "Windows Update" history for recent updates, lo and behold I found KB3035583 "Update enables additional capabilities for Windows Update notifications in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1", which is a sneaky way of saying advertisement.

How to get rid of it?

  • In Windows Update, click on "Installed Updates".


  • Sort it by date and find KB3035583 under "Microsoft Windows".


  • Select it and click uninstall.
  • Click yes to confirm.
  • Once it's done, reboot for it to take effect.

Next time Microsoft, please don't surprise me in the wrong way.

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