Microsoft is preparing for the release of Windows 10 on July 29th, and is pushing out an update (KB3035583) which will allow you to register for the free download. It seems to me, not only is this an easy way for Microsoft to broadcast that Windows 10 is coming, but it can provide them with some statistical data on how many people may want to get Windows 10 when it is released, and what kind of systems they are using.
However, if you are just totally annoyed with the prompt, or you do not want to register for Windows 10, or you’re just not interested … you can uninstall KB3035583. Here’s how:
- Open up Windows Update (Control Panel > System and Security . windows Update)
- Click on View Update History
- Click on Installed Updates
- In the Search box on the top right, type: kb3035583
- Click on the KB3035583 entry to select it and uninstall it.
- You will need to reboot your computer when finished
After your system has rebooted, you will need to block/hide KB3035583 from re-installing.
- Go back to Windows Update
- Review the list of pending updates
- right click on KB3035583 and select to Hide this update