Want to say no to Windows 10 once and for all?
If you’re a Windows 7 or 8.1 user, you may have noticed a regular pop-up called GWX, which routinely bugs you to update to Windows 10.
While you can manually disable these notifications through your settings, this is only a temporary fix and involves several steps. Instead, you may prefer to use the GWX Control Panel (formerly called GWX Stopper) to stop the pop-up and the hassle.
GWX Control Panel is a simple, small program that will seamlessly remove all mention of Windows 10 from your PC. Not only will it prevent the pushes to update, but it will also stop and remove covert downloads of Windows 10 files that might be filling up your hard drive.
The program is free and comes without the risk of viruses, according to a number of sites. Once you’ve clicked the download link (here), you’ll be prompted to open the execution file. From there, it’s a simple matter of choosing whether to temporarily or permanently disable the ‘Get Windows 10’ app.
Overall, it’s a great and simple to use tool for those who aren’t ready to upgrade to Windows 10 or who’d prefer to stick with their current operating system.