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I am quite content with using Windows 7 on my desktop PC, and do not wish to install Windows 10 at this time.

To ensure that Windows 10 does not install, what measures can I immediately take (I note there is a white Windows icon in the system tray) or look out for (in terms of Windows Updates) to prevent it from being installed on my PC ?

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    You uninstall the updates that install the "Get Windows 10" application, you don't indicate any desire for it when prompted, and you simply don't install it. The upgrade if offered would be in Windows Update, you can hide it like any other update, feel free to do that. – Ramhound Jul 31 '15 at 11:11
  • @Ramhound In terms of the Windows Update, will it specifically say any thing like "Windows 10 Upgrade ......" ? – Simon Jul 31 '15 at 11:14
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    The specific name of the update escapes me, there are questions that exists, with screenshot of the update though. What the update is will be pretty specific, besides, if you don't reserve/indicate you want the upgrade it won't even be downloaded. – Ramhound Jul 31 '15 at 11:17
  • @Ramhound Thanks for that. When you mean reserved, as in going to the Microsoft website and reserving it ? – Simon Jul 31 '15 at 11:20
  • @Ramhound Answered below I believe. – Simon Jul 31 '15 at 11:21
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The simplest way to prevent this is just to not reserve your upgrade. If GetWindowsX doesn't reserve Windows 10, it won't instruct Windows Update that there is an update titled Install Windows 10 <version>. Therefore, if you don't reserve, you won't get the upgrade through Windows Update.

EDIT: If you've reserved your upgrade, You will see We'll let you know when Windows 10 is ready to download from within Windows Update

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    AFAIK I haven't reserved it ? – Simon Jul 31 '15 at 11:16
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    @Simon If you've clicked on the little white Windows logo, and clicked Reserve Your Free Upgrade you have reserved it, otherwise, no, you haven't. – td512 Jul 31 '15 at 11:19
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    Ah fine, no I haven't :) How do I get rid of that white Windows logo in the system tray ? – Simon Jul 31 '15 at 11:21
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    @Simon to get rid of it, navigate to: C:\Windows\System32\GWX (or if I didn't remember correctly, C:\Windows\GWX) and delete everything in that folder. – td512 Jul 31 '15 at 11:22
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    Fine, What is GWX referring to ? – Simon Jul 31 '15 at 11:24
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You can also just go into your Windows Update option in Control Panel and select the "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them" option.

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