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How To Disable the Windows 10 Upgrade Notification

August 19th, 2015
You may be annoyed by the Windows 10 Upgrade notification that pops up constantly on your computers.  I strongly urge you to not upgrade your work computers and ignore it for at least a month on your home computers unless you are willing to troubleshoot any issues that arise with your system.  Office computers connected to a domain network do not see this pop-up.  Office computers running Windows Standard edition do see this pop up.
If you do not see a pop up, then you can ignore the rest of this message.
There is a way to turn off the annoying pop up near the clock telling you Windows 10 is ready.  Download this registry file that will disable the notification:
Just unzip the .reg file and double click to add to your registry.  Accept the security warning and you will see a message saying the information was successfully added to the registry and the notification balloon has disappeared.
More information about disabling the Windows 10 upgrade notification can be found here:
If you have already installed Windows 10 (and do not like it)
Microsoft has built in an automatic way to roll back the Windows 10 installation to your previous version of Windows.  This keeps all of your files and installed programs.  Here is how to do it:
  • Open the Start menu
  • Select Settings.
  • Click the “Update & security” icon
  • Select “Recovery.”
  • Click “Go back to Windows 7″ or “Go back to Windows 8.1″ option.
  • Click the Get started
More information can be found here:


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