[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 theĀ 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:

Download Registry Script to Remove Windows 10 Creators Update Promotional Message

The above mentioned ZIP file also contains a registry script to restore the message.

Also Check:

[Windows 10 Tip] Show Customized Text and Website Link on Windows Update Page


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  • Hi VG!

    Will I get the Windows 10 Version 1703 (OS Build 15063.138) image, if I will download it using Media Creation Tool? Because I have downloaded Windows 10 Version 1703 (OS Build 15063.0) image using MCT on April 09, 2017.

  • VG

    ^^ It'll be 15063.0 image.

  • Just to be clear, will this method hide the upgrade as well?

  • VG

    ^^ No. You can use Defer update option or other methods to block the upgrade:


  • I do not want windows 10 creator update so how do I stop it from popping up all the time

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