In the last 2 weeks, Windows 7 and 8 users have noticed a new icon in the lower right-hand side of the screen. If you hover over it you get a “Get Windows 10” offer.
We are Ward Computers do NOT recommend accepting Microsoft’s offer for Windows 10. It is in public Beta, which means you are their “crash dummies”.
You can easily remove this offer from your Computer.
In Windows 8 click on your “Windows” Start icon in the lower left side of the screen and start typing in “Windows Update”. In the upper right corner of the screen the text “Windows Update” should appear. Click on it.
Once the Windows update window is open, you will see their “ad” for Windows 10 along with the updates.
In the lower left corner click on “Installed Updates”.
There are several “sections” of updates. You can go to the upper right corner of the screen and in the “search” box, type in “KB3035583”.
It will find “Update for Microsoft Windows (KB3035583)”. Click once on it to highlight it and then at the top of your screen select the word “Uninstall”. You will get a “are you sure”, select “Yes”.
You will need to reboot.
Now go back to “Windows Update” as described above and in the upper left corner click on “Check for Updates”.
Wait, wait some more, keep waiting.
Microsoft will eventually show “X Important Updates are available” where the x = a number.
The update will show up in the list again. Notice how it is an “important” update! Really? Well I guess it is Important for or to Microsoft.
Click on the text “X Important Updates are available” and the individual updates will show.
Deselect KB3035553 and then right-click on it and select “Hide Update”.
Now it will be “greyed out” and won’t install, until Microsoft makes it a new update.
You can install any other needed updates by clicking on “Install” in the lower right corner of the window.
That is all there is to it for Windows 8, Windows 7 is the same however the screens look different.
If you want a PDF of this download, go to our “Books” tab at the top of this site and look for “Windows 8 to 10 offer”.
In Window 7 go to the Control Panel / Windows Update / View update history and follow the same routines.
Until we meet again, have a Virus free week!