How to uninstall KB3035583 – The Windows 10 Downloader for Windows 7 and 8.1

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Users that want to remove the “Windows 10 downloader” update from their Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 installation can take several steps to get rid of the update.

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#2

95% of windows users only put the updates on 7/8/8.1 what windows instal on start up and shut down, the other 5% if they don’t want it should have never ticked the box. Me as PC fixing is my game will stick 10 on A desktop to see what M$ have changed for no sensible reason (they like to mess)


#3

hi there, i did everything detailed in the post (took owneship and everthing) but it still won´t let me delete the folders.
windows update doesn´t show the update so i can delete it from there (actually it doesent show the last 5- 10 updates , ichecked the dates).
i´m desperate.

thanx


#4

@Rufman - Add Full Control permission to the “Administrators” and “Users” group in the Security tab. That allowed me to remove GWX that was previously blocked.


#5

I can’t reject reservation Win 10. Will the uninstalling KB3035583 mean rejection of reservation Win 10?


#6

"… a method that requires some more work can be found here. Once you’ve taken ownership, you can delete the GWX.exe file.

In order to make sure Windows doesn’t install KB3035583 again with the next round of updates, uncheck “Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates”. This will make sure the update will be listed under the “Optional” updates and no longer automatically install."

This worked for me. THANK YOU! Now just waiting to see if it comes back.

This has not been any kind of pleasant, having Microsoft bombard me with this notification, I’m reacting as if it is a VIRUS!
Q: is Microsoft Corp. so desperate for sales of GWX they deliberately made this notification so persistent? Or are they just that arrogant & tyrannical?


#7

Thanks for posting this guide, although I had uninstalled the KB3035583 before I found your site, an obvious method of removing the Win 10 upgrade. BUT I was not aware of the GWX folder in the System32 folder, thanks for that!

After I had initially allowed KB3035583 to be installed, I noticed the time it took for Windows to cold boot increased substantially. After the desktop appeared, it seemed (was) unresponsive for ~one minute. That is, clicking on a program would result in apparently nothing happening, and after the interval I mentioned, the program’s UI would appear. That behavior was unknown prior to installing this update. The PC uses a Z97 mother board, an Intel Xeon E3 v3 processor, a Samsung SM951 OS drive, running Win 8.1 in UEFI booting mode.

After removing KB3035583, the delay in Windows booting and unresponsive desktop has disappeared. I don’t recall reading in the comment of this and the Update for Windows 7 and 8.1 silently installs Windows 10 downloader article, about others experiencing this. I may be jumping the gun on the “fix” I think occurred, or did anyone experience a similar thing?

If you think my delay in Windows startup caused by KB3035583 theory is correct, what is happening during that time? The config.xml script running, and communicating with the MS servers? I was in the Reservation phase when I removed KB3035583.

I hope this comment does not earn myself a tinfoil hat…


#8

I created a small utility that removes “Get Windows 10” components (including KB3035583) and that can disable trackers too.
It can also restore previously disabled updates that would prevent a user from seeing the “Get Windows 10 upgrade” icons and application.

It’s named "Win10wiwi (Windows 10 when I want it).
It’s free.
It’s simple (one click).
It’s here:
http://win10wiwi.com


#9

I just use two Registry edits and Windows 10 updates are gone. And here they are.

DisableWindows10.zip (651 Bytes)

DisableGwx.zip (292 Bytes)


#10

I’ve been trying to rid my system of the GWX irritant for days now. I thought I had removed it, but signs of it are still there (the icon listed as “hidden” on the taskbar, the message to upgrade to Win 10 in the View Updates section, etc.). I read your instructions with interest, but I have a problem; the GWX files on my system are not located in either the System32 folder or the SysWOW64 folder. Instead, I’ve located 14 individual files in winsxs.

Attempts to change permissions keep failing. The computer simply will not let me touch those files. I would appreciate help in getting rid of this parasite. Even without opening the program to install the OP, it’s playing havoc with my system.

Thanks


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[QUOTE=Alikhat;2761829]I’ve been trying to rid my system of the GWX irritant for days now. I thought I had removed it, but signs of it are still there (the icon listed as “hidden” on the taskbar, the message to upgrade to Win 10 in the View Updates section, etc.). I read your instructions with interest, but I have a problem; the GWX files on my system are not located in either the System32 folder or the SysWOW64 folder. Instead, I’ve located 14 individual files in winsxs.

Attempts to change permissions keep failing. The computer simply will not let me touch those files. I would appreciate help in getting rid of this parasite. Even without opening the program to install the OP, it’s playing havoc with my system.

Thanks[/QUOTE]
So what O/S are you using? Did you try to uninstall those packages and then run the Regedit so it install correctly? I think you have more problem if the Regedit file isn’t being placed in the right location. Otherwise you might have to turn on the hidden Admin account from the Owner account by using the Command Prompt but use the option “RUN as Admin” that way you can turn on the Admin account.

net user administrator /active:yes — turns it on

net user administrator /active:no — turns if off

This turns on the Admin account and try to install the Regedit again.


#12

My O/S is Win 7. I recently had a hard drive meltdown and brought the computer to a repair shop, where they fixed and reinstalled everything. The absolute last thing I am prepared to do is an uninstall of my O/S by myself.

 FYI, the buttons to change privileges are all inactive. Prior to the meltdown, I had no trouble ridding the GWX file from my system and keeping it out. Now, I can’t get rid of it; the files just seem to hide in other locations. My Admin privileges seem to be hijacked by “TrustedInstaller” and I can’t change it. Please help …and keep in mind that I am not a computer wiz.


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[QUOTE=Alikhat;2761842]My O/S is Win 7. I recently had a hard drive meltdown and brought the computer to a repair shop, where they fixed and reinstalled everything. The absolute last thing I am prepared to do is an uninstall of my O/S by myself.[/QUOTE]
Sounds like they screwed up your installation. If this was a Factory computer you should’ve had the Restore disc or be able to order them and have the shop Restore it to the proper setup but if this was custom then the shop didn’t do the job right. And your going to have to ask them what did they mess up on the installation? So is this a Factory computer?

[QUOTE=Alikhat;2761842]FYI, the buttons to change privileges are all inactive. Prior to the meltdown, I had no trouble ridding the GWX file from my system and keeping it out. Now, I can’t get rid of it; the files just seem to hide in other locations. My Admin privileges seem to be hijacked by “TrustedInstaller” and I can’t change it. [I][B]Please[/B][/I] help …and keep in mind that I am not a computer wiz.[/QUOTE]
I think this is related to how the shop did the repair or didn’t do it properly and caused your O/S corruption rather then fixing it.


#14

My computer is a custom build. I do have the disk, but the shop didn’t use it. I assumed every Win 7 installation disk was like every other (aside from the pro or home version detail). I’m getting other issues now: The router keeps disconnecting, the wallpaper changed for no reason, links in my email client wouldn’t connect to my browser. I think I’ll have to have a conversation with my repair guy tomorrow.

 Thanks.


#15

[QUOTE=Alikhat;2761842]My Admin privileges seem to be hijacked by “TrustedInstaller” and I can’t change it.[/QUOTE]

This is what I find problematic if they installed your Windows 7 properly this shouldn’t be a problem. I have Window 7x64 Ult Sp1 a retail version and did my own self installation and can use the Regedit files without any problems. This is why I find it odd that you can’t use it without problems.


#16

I am running windows 8 64 bit and was able to successfullyuninstall the updates but am unable to change permissions on the
"TrustedInstaller"
in order to delete the VERY UNWANTED GWX.exe and associated files in my
System32 folder. I would like to bill triple my rate for my time spent
trying to make sure I do NOT get Windows10.

Can someone please tell me the best way to get rid of the trusted installer
(which has
already reconfigured my Norton’s Security) and the GWX garbage?

Thank you!!


#17

I am running windows 8 64 bit on a dell xps and was able tosuccessfully uninstall the updates but am unable to change permissions on the
"TrustedInstaller"
in order to delete the VERY UNWANTED GWX.exe and associated files in my
System32 folder. I dont want this update.

Can someone please tell me the best way to delete the GWX files owned by
"TrustedInstaller" in the System32 folder?

I have gone into permissions and advanced permissions and tried to change using
administrator and the options are greyed out, as another user post above
mentions he is having the same problem.

Can anyone share how to accomplish this?


#18

[QUOTE=paintbetty;2765117]I am running windows 8 64 bit and was able to successfullyuninstall the updates but am unable to change permissions on the
"TrustedInstaller"
in order to delete the VERY UNWANTED GWX.exe and associated files in my
System32 folder. I would like to bill triple my rate for my time spent
trying to make sure I do NOT get Windows10.

Can someone please tell me the best way to get rid of the trusted installer
(which has
already reconfigured my Norton’s Security) and the GWX garbage?

Thank you!![/QUOTE]
Did you see if the Post #9 regedits works?


#19

Removed update for windows 10 “KB3035583”, no more annoying right side taskbar icon and pop ups upon every startup! Really, sharing information to Homeland Security,CIA, local law enforcement agencies and FBI via windows 10? I had contacted Microsoft earlier, prior to this post, and they danced around my concerns,questions and issues!!! Plus, they stalled and dismissed the statements on the internet about the allegations. WOW!!! I smell a “TRILLION DOLLAR” lawsuit against Microsoft to include the Federal Government!!! (Conspiracy,cohersion,invasion of privacy,stalking,stalking by proxy,voyerism, The "ILLEAGAL: dissemination and tracking of personal information under the “Constitution” of the “Right to privacy”, the act of:aquiring,transfering and selling personal information for the gain of profit,or conspire under due pressure of any one government and or agency to a private company)Im not a lawyer, but my concerns are here!!!This is not Russia nor North Korea!!!


#20

[QUOTE=ljn1965;2770213]Removed update for windows 10 “KB3035583”, no more annoying right side taskbar icon and pop ups upon every startup! Really, sharing information to Homeland Security,CIA, local law enforcement agencies and FBI via windows 10? I had contacted Microsoft earlier, prior to this post, and they danced around my concerns,questions and issues!!! Plus, they stalled and dismissed the statements on the internet about the allegations. WOW!!! I smell a “TRILLION DOLLAR” lawsuit against Microsoft to include the Federal Government!!! (Conspiracy,cohersion,invasion of privacy,stalking,stalking by proxy,voyerism, The "ILLEAGAL: dissemination and tracking of personal information under the “Constitution” of the “Right to privacy”, the act of:aquiring,transfering and selling personal information for the gain of profit,or conspire under due pressure of any one government and or agency to a private company)Im not a lawyer, but my concerns are here!!!This is not Russia nor North Korea!!![/QUOTE]
I have yet to see that go anywhere…remember the moment you install and use Windows you agreed to MS policies regardless of what you think-that’s the Catch-22. And if you didn’t look at my post #9 to disable those Nags then you aren’t trying to see what others have posted for solutions.