When updates are available, Windows 10 sometimes shows a big fullscreen popup with the "Get updates" button. The bad thing about this popup is that it locks all input. You cannot switch to other apps and you cannot even use the Alt+Tab until you click the Get Updates button. This is very annoying. Here is how you can get rid of the "Updates are available" popup in Windows 10.
This situation is very frustrating for many users. A lot of users would like to disable these kinds of annoying notifications.
These notifications are produced by two executable files, musnotification.exe and musnotificationux.exe, which are both located in the folder c:\Windows\System32. If you restrict system access to them, these notifications won't appear. Here is how it can be done.
To disable the "Updates are available" popup in Windows 10, do the following.
- Open an elevated command prompt.
- Ensure that the console is opened in the folder C:\Windows\System32. If not, then type the following command to change the directory:
cd /d "%Windir%\System32"
- Type or copy-paste the following command:
takeown /f musnotification.exe
This command will take NTFS ownership of the executable file that produces the popup.
- The next command will prevent the operating system from accessing the file.
icacls musnotification.exe /deny Everyone:(X)
- Now, repeat the same for the MusNotificationUx file.
takeown /f musnotificationux.exe icacls musnotificationux.exe /deny Everyone:(X)
This should be enough to stop Windows 10 from showing these annoying notifications.
To undo the changes you made, run the following commands one by one.
cd /d "%Windir%\System32" icacls musnotification.exe /remove:d Everyone icacls musnotification.exe /grant Everyone:F icacls musnotification.exe /setowner "NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller" icacls musnotification.exe /remove:g Everyone icacls musnotificationux.exe /remove:d Everyone icacls musnotificationux.exe /grant Everyone:F icacls musnotificationux.exe /setowner "NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller" icacls musnotificationux.exe /remove:g Everyone
That's it. Credits go to jingyu9575 of superuser.