Permanently disable "Get Windows 10" Using Registry Editor

The following Registry tweak will disable "Get Windows 10" app and its Taskbar icon permanently:

  1. Type regedit in RUN or Start search box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

  2. Now go to following key:


  1. Create a new key under Windows key and set its name as GWX

So the final key path would be:


  1. Now select GWX key and in right-side pane create a new DWORD DisableGWX and set its value to 1


  1. Close Registry Editor and restart your computer to take effect.

It'll permanently disable "Get Windows 10" app and will also remove its icon from Taskbar.

In future, if you decide to re-enable the app and its icon, simply change value of DisableGWX DWORD to 0 or delete the DWORD.

A registry script file will be placed in Drop Box to enable / disable use of the 'get windows app' more easily