To disable Windows 10 notifications on Windows 8 you can do this by adding the following registry key if it doesn’t already exist. At the same time it is best to also disable Windows Automatic Upgrades.
Open the Windows Registry editor. This will vary depending on the version of Windows you are using. In this example we are using Windows 8 / 8.1. This can be done as follows:
- Right click on the bottom left of the screen
- Choose Run
- Type regedit
- Hit Enter
Create the following key if it doesn’t already exist
Create a new REG-DWORD registry value named DisableGWX and give it a value of 1
Whilst in the registry editor navigate to
Change the AllowOSUpgrade value to 0. If the key doesn’t exist you will need to create a new DWORD key.