Get rid of Windows 10 Upgrade Nags

If you’re still using a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 system, you’ve probably been wrestling with the Windows 10 upgrade nag for quite some time now.  Even removing the Windows 10 update KB doesn’t seem to last very long, since Microsoft move the goalposts periodically.  There is however a reasonably easy solution to shut the nag up, at least for now.  It comes in the form of taking advantage of the requirements that system administrators of Professional and Enterprise networks have.  It can cause problems for businesses and schools if their systems suddenly decide that they’re going to upgrade, so Microsoft have given management tools to prevent this.  The tools themselves are not really appropriate for the home user, however there are also a couple of registry keys that we can use.

Open your the registry editor (Windows Key + R to launch the run box, and type regedit.exe) and navigate to the following key:


Create a new DWORD value called DisableOSUpgrade and set its value to 1.

Now, navigate to:


You might need to create the “Gwx” key…

In this location, create a new DWORD value called DisableGwx and set its value to 1.

Restart your computer and the Windows 10 upgrade nags should vanish… permanently!

You can read more about this by visiting the Microsoft Support website: