Microsoft Removes “Get Windows 10” (GWX) App from Windows 7 and 8.1 Computers

Good news for Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 users who were annoyed by the "Get Windows 10" (GWX) app. Microsoft has released an update "KB3184143" for Windows 7/8.1 users which removes "Get Windows 10" app and other software programs related to Windows 10 free upgrade offer.

When Microsoft released Windows 10 operating system to public on July 29, 2015, the company allowed Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users to upgrade to Windows 10 for free within 1 year of the launch. To help people in upgrading to Windows 10, Microsoft released updates for Windows 7/8.1 users which installed an app called "Get Windows 10" or GWX. This app was developed to help Windows 7/8.1 users in downloading and installing Windows 10 OS quickly and easily on their computers. But for people who didn't want to upgrade to Windows 10, this app turned into an irritating nagware program. This app was regularly showing prompts to Windows 7/8.1 users for upgrading their computers to Windows 10 OS for free.


For people who were annoyed by this "Get Windows 10" app, we posted an exclusive tutorial to remove this GWX app from their computers which can be found at following link:

How to Disable or Remove "Get Windows 10 Upgrade" App and Icon from Taskbar?

Even Microsoft also released an update to prevent automatic Windows 10 upgrade. You can read more about it at following link:

Microsoft Offers a Way to Prevent Automatic Windows 10 Upgrade on Windows 7 Computers

Now the free upgrade offer has expired on July 29, 2016, so there is no use of this "Get Windows 10" app. That's why Microsoft has released a new update for Windows 7/8.1 computers which removes GWX app and other software which were installed to promote free Windows 10 upgrade offer.

This KB3184143 update uninstalls following updates from Windows 7/8.1 computers to remove "Get Windows 10" app and other upgrade offer related programs:

  • KB3035583 (Update installs Get Windows 10 app in Windows 7/8.1)
  • KB3064683 (Windows 8.1 OOBE modifications to reserve Windows 10)
  • KB3072318 (Update for Windows 8.1 OOBE to upgrade to Windows 10)
  • KB3090045 (Windows Update for reserved devices in Windows 7/8.1)
  • KB3123862 (Updated capabilities to upgrade Windows 7/8.1)
  • KB3173040 (Windows 7/8.1 end of free upgrade offer notification)
  • KB3146449 (Updated Internet Explorer 11 capabilities to upgrade Windows 7/8.1)

Unlike previous "Get Windows 10" updates which were released as recommended or important, this new update has been released as optional. So you'll need to overview available updates using Windows Update program and then manually select this "KB3184143" update for install. Microsoft should make this update as important so that all Windows 7/8.1 machines can get this update automatically.

If you didn't remove "Get Windows 10" app manually, you should install this new update in your computer to remove the "Get Windows 10" app and its leftovers as this GWX app serves no purpose anymore.

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