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  • How can we disable update Windows systray update icon/balloon?

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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 How can we disable update Windows systray update icon/balloon?

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      BWB8771
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      Our end-users think it’s an action item, so when it takes them to the Windows Update screen, they are unable (by design), and Windows presents an ugly/scary screen that prompts them to open tickets

      We push new updates to some sacrificial (LOL) people’s computers that belong to our Patch Management Test Group, and if there are no screams, the rest of the computers get patched.

      Does anyone know if we can disable the update Windows systray update icon/balloon?

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      b
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      It can be disabled by each user at Settings, Personalization, Taskbar, Notification area, Select which icons appear on the taskbar, Windows Update Status, Off.

      Windows Update Status Icon in Windows 10 Taskbar Notification Area

      Or via a registry setting of TrayIconVisibility = 0 at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings

      Disable / Remove Windows Update Status Icon from Windows 10 Taskbar Notification Area

      But I haven’t yet been able to confirm whether there’s a corresponding group policy setting.

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      b
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      How to Enable or Disable Windows Update Status Taskbar Notification Area Icon in Windows 10 (Tutorial at TenForums.com)

      Knuckle dragger Cannon fodder Chump Daft glutton Idiot Crazy/Ignorant Toxic drinker Blockhead Unwashed mass Seeker/Sucker "Ancient/Obsolete" (Group ASAP) Win10 v.1909

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      BWB8771

      @b – thanks very much!

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