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09 January, 2014

How to disable Get Windows 8.1 for free screen notification

12:08 PM
It may make sense to install Windows 8.1 from scratch but if you spent a lot of time configuring Windows 8, you may think twice about going to Windows 8.1 just yet - as it is closer to a complete reinstall than an update,If you have older programs running - they may run fine under Windows 8 but not Windows 8.1.

So to disable this:


Method 1:
Disable Get Windows 8.1 for free prompt by uninstalling KB2885699

Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program > View installed updates > Scroll down to and uninstall KB2885699:

Method 2:


1. Press "WIN+R" keys together to launch RUN dialog box and type gpedit.msc and press Enter. It'll open Group Policy Editor.

2. Now go to:
Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Store

3. In right-side pane, double-click on "Turn off the offer to update to the latest version of Windows" option and set its value to "Enabled".


That's it. It'll immediately disable the Windows 8.1 free update notification in Windows 8 and you'll never see it again. If you want to enable the notification again in future, set the value to Not configured.

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