How to remove the Windows 10 upgrade icon in the taskbar

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.