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Meanwhile, Windows 10 (9%) is struggling to overtake Windows XPAt the current rate, Microsoft is unlikely to make its 1 Billion Windows 10 devices goal anytime soon. Windows 10 was designed to reduce costs by streamlinging updates If your Internet has been slower than usual or if you noticed less disk space, you can probably blame Microsoft. In the meantime, additional strategies have emerged. The previously mentioned GWX Control Panel (fka GWX Stopper) can permanently remove the Get Windows 10 icon and disable the respective app.
Windows Update may have downloaded the Windows 10 installation files behind your back. Frequent updates and a newly added “Monitor Mode” ensure that the tool will quickly catch any changes made to Windows upgrade settings and alert users.
If you can’t see yourself using Windows 10, maybe it’s time to move on.
Linux is a great alternative to Windows not only because it’s free.
You can download GWX Control Panel here (direct download).
Likewise, I Don’t Want Windows 10 blocks GWX, however, this tool hasn’t been updated in a while. You could rename the GWX folder to remove the irritating system tray icon.
(…) Early next year, we expect to be re-categorizing Windows 10 as a “Recommended Update”.
The trick, of course, is to simply close the app without making a choice.
Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will become a recommended update in 2016.
Time to disable these updates, they are not essential anyway.
Windows 10 was accidentally auto-installed on Windows 7 and 8.1 machines without user consent. We analyze the events and show you once more how to NOT get Windows 10..
Even those of you who have previously removed updates and installed tools to block the Get Windows 10 app (GWX) could be affected.