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    We (at our company of about 3500 employees) desperately need the Windows 10 update icon that appears in the System Tray when patches are available to go away. Like most folks here, I implemented the registry fix Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings and set TrayIconVisibility to 0.

    And it worked: Windows 10 21H1 and earlier stopped displaying this icon. And then I upgraded to Windows 10 22H2 and the icon is back.

    The registry fix is still in place but is now being ignored: I am getting the Windows Update icon again on several test machines. Not all of them yet, but I assume they are coming.

    Is anyone else seeing this?

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      Red dot is the machine needs to reboot, it’s not the icon that updates are available.  I honestly don’t recommend that systems be left unrebooted.

      Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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        Thanks for the reply, Susan.

        While the sample screenshot was a red dot, we’re getting all three ‘dot’ colors here, the most common being orange. We are careful with our patches here and push them one at a time through a management program called Kaseya. Needless to say, we do not want MS to be the arbitor of which patches ship when, and Kaseya does a good job of managing this save for the System Tray icon now popping up again with 22H2.


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