If you have the big Windows icon for the upcoming Windows 10 upgrade in the lower right corner of your taskbar and want to get rid of the icon…

  • Press CONTROL-ALT-DELETE to pull up the Task Manager
  • Click on the PROCESSES tab
  • Highlight GWX.EXE and press the END PROCESS button. 
  • If you have GWXUX.EXE in the process list, highlight that as well and press the END PROCESS button.
  • Close Task Manager

Dear Microsoft : In the future, add a simple right-click EXIT or REMIND ME LATER option. People didn’t take too well to forced U2 albums, and I expect this wont go over any better.