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I'm currently experiencing a Windows 8 DoS. When this nag ribbon is open, I cannot use the machine:

Windows 8 DoS

I've tried closing the ribbon with ESC, ALT+F4, and a few others that used to close programs. I can bring up task manager, but I can't do anything with it.

I know I can force it to go away with a hard shutdown, but I don't like to do it because it could leave the filesystem in an inconsistent state. Also, it seems to come back on a regular basis so its not a good long-term solution.

What executable is producing the nag? I would like to delete it if possible.

marked as duplicate by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, sleske, Tog, magicandre1981, Kevin Panko Jan 16 '14 at 4:06

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    Have you tried this solution? – RobeN Jan 15 '14 at 15:39
  • Yes this is a duplicate, please close this. My apologies, I know better than that..... – jww Jan 15 '14 at 15:42
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It is caused by Windows Update KB2885699, you can either uninstall the update or disable notification via the registry.

If you don't prefer to uninstall, open powershell as administrator and run snip to set the UpgradeAvailable from 1 to 0

Set-ItemProperty -Path 'registry::HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\UpgradeNotification' -Name UpgradeAvailable -Value 0
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