How to remove the Windows 10 reservation app

Microsoft is interested in making as many users move to Windows 10 as possible in a short period of time. They want to capture a significant market share with the new OS and get rid of an older operating system like Windows XP which is still more popular than Windows 8. To get users to start using Windows 10, Microsoft pushed a special software via Windows Update called the "Windows 10 reservation app". It asks the user to order a free license for Windows 10 right now. If you are not happy to see such promotional notifications, here is how you can remove the Windows 10 reservation app.


The Windows 10 reservation app comes to Windows 7 and Windows 8 via Windows Update. It shows a special system tray notification icon. When the app opens, it asks you to enter your email address and this will reserve your copy of the OS, meaning Windows 10 will auto-download on your PC when it is released. Aside from that, the rest of the app gives you an overview of features in Windows 10 although it heavily uses marketing speak.

reservationTo get rid of the Windows 10 reservation app, you should remove the update KB3035583. This is the update that installs the Windows 10 reservation app on Windows 7 and Windows 8. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the command prompt as Administrator.
  2. Type and execute the following command:
    wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3035583
  3. Reboot your PC

That's it. Now you won't have Windows 10 reservation app any more. (via Neowin).

9 thoughts on “How to remove the Windows 10 reservation app

  1. Jay B

    Thanx for the tip

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      you are welcome :)

      Reply
  2. MDJ

    So how to reserve Windows 10 without installing that update?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Good question. It is not clear yet.

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      1. MDJ

        I read elsewhere that you can wait for OS release and reserve a copy then, there‘s no need to necessary install this update.

        Reply
  3. ED

    How do you cancel the windows 10 reservation?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      I have not cancelled it. I just not installed that KB.

      Reply
    2. Tony

      The cancelling guide:
      Click the Windows icon(in the notification panel),
      Image:http://tonik.mizera.sweb.cz/GWX.jpg
      Click the hamburger menu,
      Image:http://tonik.mizera.sweb.cz/GWXham.jpg
      Click “Display of the confirmation(“Zobrazení potvrzení” thing)”,
      image:http://tonik.mizera.sweb.cz/GWXres1.jpg
      Click “Reject reservation(Zrušit rezervaci)”,
      image:http://tonik.mizera.sweb.cz/GWXres2.jpg
      Sorry for spam ;)

      Reply
  4. Edmund LeRoy

    This tip absolutely works. However, when Microsoft discovers you’ve removed the app, they supply another update to put it back in. Big Brother is ever vigilant.

    Reply

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