[Tip] Remove “Windows 10 Creators Update is on Its Way” Message
If you are using Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016 operating system in your computer, you might have recently noticed following message on Windows Update settings page:
Good news! The Windows 10 Creators Update is on its way. Want to be one of the first to get it?
Yes, show me how
This notice is shown at Windows Update screen which can be accessed from Settings -> Update & security -> Windows Update page as shown in following screenshot:
If you click on "Yes, show me how" link, it opens official Windows 10 Creators Update download page where you can download Windows 10 update assistant or media creation tool to upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update as mentioned here.
Although this message is a good initiative and can help existing Windows 10 users in upgrading to the new version but sometimes this message might become irritating. If a user doesn't want to upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update, he might get annoyed by getting this message/advertisement each time he opens Windows Update page.
Fortunately this notification message can be disabled using a simple registry tweak. Microsoft has officially shared a registry trick to hide/remove this Windows 10 Creators Update promotional message from Windows Update page.
If you also want to get rid of this Windows 10 Creators Update message and link from Windows Update page, following simple steps will help you:
1. Press WIN+R keys together to launch RUN dialog box. Now type regedit in RUN box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.
2. Now go to following key:
3. In right-side pane, create a new DWORD HideMCTLink and set its value to 1
That's it. Close Registry Editor and open Windows Update page and the Windows 10 Creators Update message and link will no longer display.
PS: If you want to restore the message in future, delete the HideMCTLink DWORD from Registry Editor or change its value to 0
NOTE: If you are not familiar with Registry editing and want a ready-made Registry script to do the task automatically, download following ZIP file, extract it and run the extracted REG file. It'll ask for confirmation, accept it:
The above mentioned ZIP file also contains a registry script to restore the message.
Posted in: Windows 10
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