Microsoft Is At It Again and Again and Again
On April 24th, 2016 I shared a method for getting rid of those annoying Windows 10 upgrade reminders that Microsoft installed on your pc, whither you wanted it or not.
Then Microsoft wrote a Malware program to get around that fix. They snuck in a the same update and reinstalled the “Get Windows 10” app (KB3035583) on May 6th. Even when I said I didn’t want it.
The method to uninstall the Win10 updates had been provided by BetaNews who shared a great step by step article to help you with this annoying issue, still works. See Remove unwanted Windows 10 upgrade files from Windows 7 and Windows 8.x
Then on July 16 they’re at it again. This time they installed an update KB3173040 to tell you:
If you have Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), the following full-screen notification might appear on your computer:
Sorry to interrupt, but this is important.
Windows 10 free upgrade offer ends July 29.
And now, July 21, they did it again! They reinstalled update (kb3035583). Yes, even if you told them you don’t want that update ever again.
Don’t they get it? I DON’T WANT Win10 AT ALL! Please make it STOP!
So thanks to BetaNews we can use the same steps to get rid of this new annoyance. They say they provide you with a “don’t remind me again”; but after all this, who’s going to believe that? I’m not.
Here’s what you can do to uninstall this updated and keep it from happening again.
Go to Start > Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall or change a program.
Click View installed updates on the left.
Use the search box to locate the following updates:
Right-click and select Uninstall.
Go to System and security in the Control Panel,
Select Windows Update > Check for updates.
Right-click each of the above updates in turn and select Hide update.
Then reboot your system. Hopefully that takes care of this unwanted update. This time.
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