Getting Rid of the Windows Update Icon From Tray

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  1. enginuity

    enginuity MDL Novice

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  2. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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    I've never seen that before. Is that 1809, 1903, enterprise, home, pro, something else?
     
  3. BAU

    BAU MDL Senior Member

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    #3 BAU, May 30, 2019
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    Enter in an admin CMD:
    reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\EOSNotify.exe" /v Debugger /d "%SystemRoot%\system32\systray.exe" /f
    reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MusNotification.exe" /v Debugger /d "%SystemRoot%\system32\systray.exe" /f
     
  4. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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    Nice work. That would explain why I've never seen that before. I don't let those two files run.
     
  5. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    It's nice icon. Why do you want get rid of it ?
     
  6. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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    He disabled updates with group policy but the update notification icon still shows up.
    Typical Windows 10 BS where you have to hack it to make it do what you want.
     
  7. WindowsGeek

    WindowsGeek MDL Addicted

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    Why would that icon bother any one:confused:
     
  8. bfoos

    bfoos MDL Senior Member

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    Read the post directly above yours and behold the answer to your query!
     
  9. WindowsGeek

    WindowsGeek MDL Addicted

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    I did I don't see the big deal:rolleyes:
     
  10. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami MDL Addicted

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    Some people find it bothersome, just like you find bothersome someone asking, how to get rid of it. :D

    Either way, that icon shows up, when checking for updates is allowed, GPO will not do. I was surprised to see it, when I was checking out something on an unrestricted windows. :)
     
  11. bfoos

    bfoos MDL Senior Member

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    Why on Earth would you want to see an icon in the system tray for a feature you disabled?
     
  12. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    windows is telling u the feature is disable ;)
     
  13. pf100

    pf100 MDL Expert

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    Yes, but you can't turn that notification off without hacking it in some way.

    I'll use windows 7 as an example. If you set updates to manual, it meant just that. It wouldn't bother you anymore and you could check for updates when you're ready, as it should be. Sure, 7's action center would notify you that windows update was turned off, but you could disable that notification too.

    I understand the need for people who know nothing about computers to get force-fed updates, but I am not one of those people.
    I will fight to the death for my right to update Windows 10 whenever I'm ready to, not when windows thinks I should.

    tldr; To Windows 10 with its forced update bs and its notifications, this is a war and I intend to win, and so far I am. I fart in Satya Nadella's general direction.