Windows 10 is SKYNET. Remove GWX.exe permanently!


This is how you remove it. Big ups to ASKVG.COM

1. Type regedit in RUN or Start search box and press Enter. It’ll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to following key:


3. Create a new key under Windows key and set its name as GWX

So the final key path would be:



4. Now select GWX key and in right-side pane create a new DWORD DisableGWX and set its value to

Close Registry Editor and restart your computer to take effect.

METHOD 5: Delete the “Get Windows 10” app Files and Folder

Although after using the above mentioned method, you’ll no longer see “Get Windows 10” app and its icon in Windows but if you are still worried about the app, you can delete its executable file and its folder to remove it completely from your computer:

The “Get Windows 10” app executable file is GWX.exe which is present in following 2 folders:

  • C:\Windows\System32\GWX
  • C:\Windows\SysWOW64\GWX (in 64-bit systems only)


So first end task of GWX.exe using Method 2 and then delete the entire GWX folder in both locations.

If Windows shows any permission related message, you’ll need to take ownership of the folder first with the help of this guide and then delete the folder.

PS: If you don’t want to delete the folders, you can rename them to a different name. It’ll also work.

METHOD 6: Uninstall Windows Update Responsible for “Get Windows 10” App

There is another alternative method to get rid of “Get Windows 10” app and its icon. You can uninstall the update which actually installed this app in your system. Once you uninstall the update, it’ll automatically remove the “Get Windows 10” app from your computer.

The update is KB3035583 and you can uninstall it using the same steps as given in following similar article:

How to Stop Automatic Forced Upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1?


After uninstalling the update, don’t forget to hide it as mentioned in the Step 6 of above mentioned tutorial so that it doesn’t install again in your computer.

That’s it. You can try any of the above mentioned methods to remove “Get Windows 10” app and its icon from Taskbar in Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.

If that doesn’t do it. Go check out ASKVG.COM’s article I got this from. There are a couple more temnporary and alternative solutions to this problem there.

Windows 10 has hidden key stroke recording software that your licence agreement waives your 4th Amendment rights away.

They record, upload, save, and database what you type. No mater what encryption you use, bank passwords, emails, porn sites you visit, other odd or suspect searches or corespondents. You agree to allow them to use this data against you in court and turn it all over to authorities.

Windows 10 has hidden voice and video recording, data-basing, and turn over to law enforcement to be used as evidence of a crime against you.

It has a front similar to Apple’s of having a personal assistant. You can speak to your computer, much like another one of Microsoft’s products, XBOX Kinect, and now XBOX One. Shouting certain commands at it will do things mildly convenient… when it actually works.

All the while, it is recording sound and video imaging of all that is going on around you. Where you are by IP address. Listening, watching, recording, uploading (which makes everything WAY slow to further kick you in the face), and data-basing all of mundane, things you good folk do on a day to day.

Nothing about any of this is good for anyone.

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