Getting rid of the Win10 upgrade reminder

Windows 10 has proven to be a pretty nice upgrade from Windows 7.  However, if you do not want to upgrade, how do you get rid of the reminder that continually pops up near the clock?  You can, and it will not prevent you from downloading the new operating system later on.  Remember, the software is free until August of this year.  If you want to download the OS but not install it, you can do so.

To get rid of the Win10 reminder, go to and enter GWX Control Panel in the search bar.  Click the first option and download the utility.  Run the program once it has been downloaded and installed.  Click to uncheck the option “Disable ‘Get Windows 10’ App.”   The flag near the clock should now be gone.  Done.