Remove Windows 10 upgrade icon on Windows 7/8.1

If you’re using Windows 7/8.1 and always keep your system updated, you will notice the upgrade offer to Windows 10 on task bar. And if you have no intention to upgrade to Windows 10 soon or you don’t need to upgrade this PC, you may want to uninstall some Windows update to remove the upgrade offer and prevent Windows 10 be silently downloaded to your PC, preparing for upgrading.

In this article, I will show how to uninstall Windows update KB3035583 and delete temporary Windows 10 installation files (if exists) using Disk Cleanup.

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Remove Windows 10 upgrade icon

Note: You can upgrade this PC to Windows 10 later when you reinstall this Windows update.

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  1. Remove Windows 10 upgrade icon
  2. Check and delete Windows 10 temporary installation files

Step-by-step

Remove Windows 10 upgrade icon

  1. Open Windows Update and click Installed Updates.
    1. For Windows 8.1
      1. Right-click Windows icon at bottom left and select Control Panel.
      2. Select System and Security.
      3. Select Windows Update.
      4. Click Installed Updates on the left menu.
    2. For Windows 7
      1. Left-click Windows icon at bottom left and select Control Panel.
      2. Select System and Security.
      3. Select Windows Update.
      4. Click Installed Updates on the left menu.

    Open Windows Update

  2. Select Windows update KB3035583 and click Uninstall.
    Uninstall Windows update
  3. Click Restart Now.
    Restart your PC
  4. After restarted, you need to tell Windows not to reinstall the Windows update. Open Windows Update and click Check for updates
    Check Windows updates
  5. Select optional updates are available.
    Note: KB3035583 is an optional update.
    Select optional updates
  6. Right-click KB3035583 and select Hide update. The update will be greyout and hidden and it won’t be installed by auto update.
    Hide update KB3035583
  7. If you want to reinstall the update to upgrade your system to Windows 10 later, click Restore hidden updates.
    Restore hidden updates
  8. Select the update and click Restore. Then, you can choose to install it as same as other Windows updates.
    Restore Windows update

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Check and delete Windows 10 temporary installation files

  1. Next, check if your system has downloaded Windows 10 installation files. Open your system drive, usually, it is C drive. If you see Windows.BT folder, Windows 10 installation files has already/being downloaded to your disk. You can delete it using Disk Cleanup.
    Note: Windows.BT is a hidden folder. You have to change settings in Folder Options to display hidden folders.
    Remove-Windows-10-upgrade-icon-10
  2. Open Disk Cleanup by type cleanmgr in run window.
    Open Disk Cleanup
  3. Select OS drive and click Clean up system files.
    Select clean up system files
  4. Check the option Temporary Windows installation files and click OK.
    Note: If you have just updated Windows and don’t have much time, you should uncheck the option Windows Update Cleanup as it could takes up to few hours to cleanup this option.
    Remove Windows 10 temporary installation files

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