How do I remove the Windows 10, "Your upgrade is ready to install"

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Repaxan, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. Repaxan

    Repaxan MDL Novice

    Jun 3, 2013
    A few weeks ago I reserved Windows 10 on the GWX dialog like I'm sure many of you did.

    When they released it, I let it auto-download, then before installing it I used clonezilla to backup my partition in case I wanted to go back.

    I really, really didn't like Windows 10.

    I restored it and unsurprisingly it's continuing to pop up this nag box that sticks around until I reboot with no option to close it. "Schedule later" only asks me to pick a time for it to auto-install.


    How do I get rid of it? I already tried removing the 3035583 update and disabling GWX in the registry. That only disables the GWX tool, but it seems like there's something else going on because that dialog is titled "Windows Update" and the control panel for windows update also says it's "Downloading Windows 10" still.
  2. JBenal

    JBenal MDL Senior Member

    Nov 2, 2009
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. alfa1

    alfa1 MDL Novice

    Feb 22, 2010
    I did all of that, no longer have "Get Windows 10" nag, however when I do a search for updates or hot fixes, the same window appears stating Windows 10 is ready to install, no install now or schedule for later boxes. WHERE IS THIS windows 10 OS located on the machine. I want to delete all of it for good.
    Prefer Win7 for my intended use, don't want Windows NSA ver.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated...Yes, I initially asked for the update some weeks ago, but after some discussions with friends and some tech people...want no part of this invasive monstrosity.
  4. fockoff

    fockoff MDL Junior Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Here's what you can do...
    • Backup your entire system. (In case for future use.)
    • Thoroughly wipe out your hard drive. (via DBAN or Blancco)
    • Re-install Windows, but Enterprise this time. (Vista, 7, 8 or 8.1)
    • Re-download and re-install drivers and updates.

    Enterprise users don't qualify for Windows 10 upgrades. In other words, no Windows 10 pop-up in task bar.
  5. esdtowimseeker

    esdtowimseeker MDL Novice

    Aug 4, 2015
    I had the same problem though how I got to there I do not know.

    However, the solution worked. Since I cannot post links (I do not think this limitation is a good thing, but it's not MY board...) take this string and tack http-etc on the front of it and properly substitute '.' for a space or two:

    www eightforums com/installation-setup/