I remember years back, I wrote about how to disable Windows 10 upgrade notifications being sent to Windows 7 users. Now its time to tell you how to remove or disable Windows 7 End of Support Notification Message. Before I go ahead, I should tell you this. It’s not safe using Windows 7 anymore unless you will never connect to the internet. Windows 7 End of life is scheduled on January 14, 2020, and after that, you can only get security updates if you buy a subscription or ESU. The only thing good is that Microsoft is going to support Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7. Here is what the message looks like
Please note that after January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for Windows 7. We recommend backing up your files to ease the transition
How to Disable or Remove Windows 7 End of Support Notification Message
After January 14, 2020, Windows will start showing Windows 7 End of Support Notification Message. Since you are sure to stay on Windows 7, it’s better to turn off the message for good.
1] Check the Do not show this message box
It is as simple as that. Any notification which displays a similar message will have the checkbox to disable further notifications. Windows will remember the choice, and it will not show it anymore.
2] Disable SipNotify.exe
- Go to C:\Windows\System32\
- Locate an exe with name SipNotify
- Take full ownership of the this file
- Delete it.
3] Registry Method to disable End of Support notification
- Type Regedit in the Run prompt, and then press the Enter Key
- Navigate to
- On the right pane, double-click on DontRemindMe DWORD and change its value to 1
4] Disable Task Scheduler
Less effective because Windows can create it any time, so you can choose to disable it.
- Open Task Scheduler
- Navigate to Microsoft > Windows > End of Support
- Locate and disable tasks Notify1 and Notify2
5] Remove Uninstall KB4493132 Update
All this happens because the Windows Update system has installed an update that does all this. If you remove the update, it will also remove all the components along with it.
- Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features > click on View installed updates
- Locate KB4493132 Update and uninstall it
- Restart the computer.
I hope you were able to Disable or Remove Windows 7 End of Support Notification Message using this tutorial.
Disable Windows 10 Upgrade Notifications in Windows 7
Microsoft launched Windows 10 as a free upgrade for Windows 7 (Service Pack 1) and Windows 8/8.1 users. The strategy behind this was to get more and several people to use Windows 10. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, set the goal of having around 2 Billion people use Windows 10, by the end of 2016. And to achieve it, Microsoft started promoting Windows 10 everywhere.
They organized events, promotional ads, Build tour, and one such thing was, the Upgrade notification icon(GWX.exe) on Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 PCs. This tool checks if your PC meets the requirements to upgrade to Windows 10, and reserve you a free upgrade.
What are the scenarios in which you will not see the upgrade notification:
- Windows Update is turned off or is not set to receive updates automatically
- Part of Enterprise licensing (SKU)
If your PC meets the minimum requirements and the above criteria, you will see the upgrade notification in the system tray. And after you reserve your free copy, Windows 10 will be downloaded automatically without you doing anything. Just make sure that your Windows is up-to-date.
Consider another scenario. Few don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10. For them, the upgrade notification is useless and annoying. This guide is for those people. In this detailed tutorial, I will tell you how to disable the icon from your system tray.
Using Registry Hack:
- Go to Start, type Regedit, and hit Enter to run it in administrative mode.
- Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx
- Create a new REG_DWORD registry value called: DisableGwx
- Give it a value of 1
However, this only blocks the icon and disables notifications.
Through Windows Update:
Head over to Windows Update and check if KB3035583 is installed on your PC. If it’s not installed, then you have no further action to take, but if it’s installed, follow the tutorial below to see to stop the upgrade notification, forever.
- Open Windows Update (Control Panel>System and Security>Windows Update) and click on View Update History.
- Click on Installed Updates.
- In the search box type kb3035583. If the update is on your system, it will show up in the results. You can also search it manually, but that’s too much work.
- Click on the KB3035583 entry in the search results, and you will be asked if you are sure you want to uninstall it. Click Yes to remove it.
- Your system will be restarted to complete the removal.
- If you do not want to see the update anymore, be sure to hide it by right-clicking on the KB3035583 and selecting Hide this update.
I hope both the tutorials— Disable or Remove Windows 7 End of Support Notification Message, and Windows 10 Upgrade notifications were easy to follow.