How To Get Rid Of Windows 10 Icon From Your Taskbar

How To Get Rid Of Windows 10 Icon From Your Taskbar
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When Windows 10 was released as a free upgrade, Microsoft thought it would be useful to have the icon on your task bar to remind you to download it and update your old version of Windows. If you don't want to upgrade to windows 10 though, it is probably still hanging out at the bottom of your screen, just taking up space on your task bar and being annoying.

However there is a way to hide the icon from your task bar and oneHOWTO can show you how. So if you want to know how to get rid of the windows 10 upgrade icon from your taskbar then keep reading below!

Access The Task Bar Settings

If you have not downloaded windows 10 and don't want to upgrade, you may be a little thrown off that the icon is still sitting in the task bar. You may think it seems impossible to get rid of, but you can rest assured that there is a way to remove the windows 10 upgrade icon, and its easier than you think.

If you haven't already installed the new version of Windows 10, the icon will continue to show up. If you do not want to install the new Windows 10, you can get rid of this icon from your task bar. Also, if you downloaded Windows 10 but then uninstalled the upgrade, the icon may reappear.

If that little Windows 10 icon is still popping up on your task bar, there is hope. You can get rid of the icon and it won't be annoying you anymore. If you go to the expansion arrow on the task bar or the system tray, you can click on that. There will then be an option for you to customize the task bar. Click the customize button.

Get Rid of The Windows 10 Upgrade Icon

When you have gone to the customize button and clicked on it, you will see a GWX drop down menu. Go to that menu and select the "only show notifications" button. This will make sure that the Windows 10 icon is completely removed from your task bar, and until you get updates or other notifications, you will not see the icon anymore.

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Customizing your Task bar

One of the most interesting things about this function that many people don't know is that you can perform this for almost any of the items on your task bar. This works really well if you have extra icons on the bottom of your screen that just bother you. You will continue to receive the notifications of any updates on these icons, but they will no longer be in your task bar. By following these easy instructions, you can clean up your task bar for good!

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