Thursday, 12 December 2013

How to Disable “Update to Windows 8.1 for Free” Notification in Windows 8 Store?


If you are tired of seeing “Update to Windows 8.1 for Free” notification then it’s time to disable it. Get rid of these regular prompts to upgrade to Windows 8.1 for free. 


There are two ways to disable "Update to Windows 8.1 for Free" notification message in Windows 8:

Method 1: Using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc)

1. Press “WIN+R” keys together to launch RUN dialog box and type “gpedit.msc.” Then press “Enter.”

2. “Group Policy Editor” gets open.

3. Go to:

Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Store

4. On the right-side pane, double-click “Turn off the offer to update to the latest version of Windows" option and set its value to "Enabled".

It will disable the Windows 8.1 free update installation notifications.
Method 2: Using Registry Editor (regedit)
You can do the same thing using Registry Editor instead of Group Policy Editor. Follow the below steps:

1. Launch RUN dialog box by pressing “WIN+R” and type “regedit” and press “Enter”.

2. “Registry Editor” gets open.

3. Go to the following key:


If you don’t find the above key then create it manually.

4. Choose “WindowsStore” key and in right-side pane, create a new DWORD DisableOSUpgrade and set its value to 1.

5.       Now, close “Registry Editor” and log off or restart Windows.
Congrats, you have successfully disabled those notifications. For more from the XpertCrewTM team, please follow us on Twitter @Techvedic or contact Techvedic’s computer support helpdesk, as per below contact-details:
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