If you’re certain you don’t want to upgrade your Surface to Windows 10, or if you want to do it without being nagged into it, the upgrade notification that appears in your system try is probably an annoyance.
There are plenty of reasons why you might not want to upgrade your Surface to Windows 10 as soon as it is available…
- You might be more than happy with Windows 8.1
- You may wish to wait until Windows 10 has been out for a while and all of the big issues have been patched
And besides, you have a year to upgrade for free, so you don’t have to rush into it. So, why put up with that extra little icon pestering you until you’re ready?
Remove Windows 10 Upgrade Notification From Surface: How To Do It
I Don’t Want Windows 10. This little app works by removing the KB3035583 update which is responsible for the notification mechanism.
Alternatively, you can manually remove the KB3035583 update by following this procedure:
- Go into Control Panel
- Select Programs and Features
- Select View Installed Updates
- Find the entry for KB3035583 then tap and hold (right-click) and uninstall it
Obviously, the “I Don’t Want Windows 10” option is easier (especially if you’re not very tech-savvy) but, if you’re the paranoid type, I can understand why you might not want to run some random app on your machine.
If it makes you feel any better and you have the skill to read it, the developer provided the source code for the program if you want to look through it.