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Great War Ace Inactive Member06 Jun 2015 5:39 a.m. PST

Sometime within the last week or so, a new icon appeared on the right end of my desktop toolbar, between the "show hidden icons" and battery charging status bar. It looks like a lopsided "window", naturally. White. And it's the portal to "Get Windows 10". I have Windows 7 on my machine. I see that Windows 7 is supported until 2020. My 'puter will be dead and toasted long before then, or I will be very much surprised. So I will NOT be getting any new OS on it!? Is there any way to remove this annoying icon?…

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2015 5:52 a.m. PST

I wish I had Windows 7 on my main computer, I have 8 and it gives me no end of hassle. I have that icon have used it to register I can't say 10 cannot be worse than 8 (Vista was) but I need something else.


Texas Jack06 Jun 2015 7:54 a.m. PST

You canīt make it go away completely, but you can move it out of the way.

All you have to do is drag and drop it into your hidden icons file on the tool bar and it will stay there. Itīs there, but at least you canīt see it unless you click on show hidden icons.

Great War Ace Inactive Member06 Jun 2015 8:01 a.m. PST

Why, thank you, Texas Jack. That was right neighborly of you. That'll satisfy me just fine….

Texas Jack06 Jun 2015 8:12 a.m. PST

Wonderful! Now if we can just do something about the emissions bastards… grin

goragrad06 Jun 2015 12:14 p.m. PST

Thanks for the tip.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2015 4:10 a.m. PST

From what I've gathered, win 10 is Microsofts attempt to get in good with pc gamers. With promised big performance boosts ect.

Great War Ace Inactive Member09 Jun 2015 11:35 a.m. PST

The little bastard icon keeps coming back. Grrr! I keep poking it back into "hidden icons" and it keeps popping up on my tool bar. Not right away. But I've noticed it twice today already and banished it twice….

Texas Jack15 Jun 2015 8:47 a.m. PST

Mine has only come back once so far, but we must always remain vigilant. Good luck!

tkdguy17 Jun 2015 12:04 a.m. PST

Mine isn't on the screen, but in the shortcut bar. I don't plan on getting Windows 10 anytime soon.

Great War Ace Inactive Member17 Jun 2015 12:43 p.m. PST

Yes, the shortcut bar is where it is: I have all my desktop icons hidden. Each time I boot, there it is. I drag it over to "hidden icons" and usually it stays there until I reboot, but not always….

Shedman18 Jun 2015 9:41 a.m. PST

My mate who had his account blocked by Bill for telling the truth has asked me to post this

On Plus boards, Ranting, Windows 10 icon. Advise them the Windows 10 reminder icon is a Window 7 update. They need to uninstall that update then set it to not install again.

They need to Google which update it is. I share their pain.

This is the only time my account being locked has bothered me:-)

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