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It doesn’t prevent you from installing the upgrade.
It works by automatically removing the KB3035583 update from Microsoft, so is in effect a “clean” version of the previous fix.
In the resulting screen, find GWX and change the Behaviors setting to Hide icon and notification.
Click OK when you’re done, and this will hide the Windows 10 icon and end notifications.
Although it isn’t malware, the upgrade notification is introduced to your computer via a download, specifically a Windows update.
They’re so engaged with this that they’ll even subject their own captive audience to adware tactics (and risk a “free U2 album on your i Phone”-style backlash) to tell you all about it.
If by some unlikely stroke of luck you haven’t seen the Windows 10 upgrade notification, it first appears as a Windows logo in the system tray.
Do you have any questions about the aggressive Windows 10 upgrade notification in Windows 7 and Windows 8? Christian Cawley is a Deputy Editor at Make Use Of, covering security, Linux, DIY and programming.
He has extensive experience in IT desktop and software support.