Make the Windows 10 Upgrade Notification go away

Kill the Get Windows 10 (GWX) NotificationsYou’ve got Windows 7 or Windows 8, and you’ve decided not to upgrade to Windows 10.

Carry on, then!

If you have Windows 7, you will still get security updates until 2020. If you have Windows 8.1, you’re safe until 2023.

There’s only one problem: That damn GWX (Get Windows 10) notification keeps bugging you about upgrading to Windows 10!

How to make it go away? Read on!

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Windows 8.1: Easily switch to a Local Account from a Microsoft Account

Windows 8.1In Windows 8, there was an easy way to switch from using a Microsoft Account to log in back to the “old fashioned” way of using a plain old ordinary Windows local account.

With Windows 8.1, Microsoft is trying harder than ever to trick you into signing in with your Microsoft account on your local puter. Most people probably will go this default route, but later they will want to switch back to a normal account as in Windows 7.

There are several guides out there that tell you that you should create a second user account that is a Local Account, move all your data over, and then delete the original.

Well, there is a much, much easier way to go about switching back to a Local Account in Windows 8.1!

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