GWX Stopper Disables “Get Windows 10” Icon in Windows 7 or 8.1

Microsoft is pushing the latest version of their operating system – Windows 10 to their existing customers who are still using Windows 8.1 or Windows 7. The Windows 10 advertisement from Microsoft is downloaded in form of an update using the Automatic Updates and is shown in form of a bubble pop-up message in the system tray that says “Get Windows 10” and offers Windows 10 as free upgrade. This is usually a welcome message for all those who want to upgrade to the new version of Windows. But for the rest of the Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users who do not really want to upgrade and just want to keep using their existing operating systems.

All these users can stop the “Get Windows 10” icon from appearing in the Windows notification area in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 using the free GWX Stopper tool. This tool is developed by the blogger of the Ultimate Outsider blog. It is a portable application and runs without requiring any special privileges. When you launch the GWX Stopper tool for the first time, you are displayed a EULA which you have to agree.

GWX Stopper

In the GWX Stopper window, you can see some basic information about the GWX app – whether it is running at the moment or whether the app is enabled to run every time you start Windows. You can choose to close the running GWX app running in the notification area or permanently remove the GWX app from being run at the Windows startup by clicking on the respective buttons.

GWX Stopper

GWX Stopper is a simple tool that can be used to close the running “Get Windows 10” application in your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, or permanently disable this app from being run at the Windows startup. Although you can perform both these tasks manually too, this tool makes these tasks very quick and easy.

You can download GWX Stopper tool from