Stop the nagging

How to disable end of support reminders on Windows 7

You can stop the end of support deadline notifications on Windows 7, and in this guide, you'll learn the steps on how to do this task.

Disable end of support deadline notification on Windows 7

On January 14, 2020, support for Windows 7 will end, and to make sure that everyone is aware of the deadline, starting on October 15, devices running the old operating system will once again begin receiving a desktop notification.

The notification reminds users that “Support for Windows 7 is coming to an end,” and it continues with a message that reads: “Please note that after January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for Windows 7. We recommend backing up your files to ease the transition.” The reminder also includes a link to a support page with more information and advice on how to proceed.

Although the nagging is meant to be a friendly reminder, if you’re already aware of the deadline and you know the steps to upgrade to Windows 10, it’s possible to disable the notifications from the reminder as well as using the Registry.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to disable future end of support notifications on Windows 7.

How to disable end of support notifications on Windows 7

If you prefer not to get reminders about the Windows 10 end of support deadline, you can disable notifications in two ways, using the option in the notification or the Registry.

Disabling reminders using notification

To disable future reminders within the notification, use these steps:

  1. Check the Do not remind me again option in the bottom left-corner.

    Windows 7 end of support notification
    Windows 7 end of support notification
  2. Close the notification.

Disabling reminders using Registry

To disable end of support deadline reminders with the Registry, use these steps:

Warning: It’s very important to note that modifying the Windows Registry can cause serious problems if not used properly. It’s assumed you know what you’re doing and that you have created a full backup of your system before proceeding.
  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for regedit, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.

  3. Browse the following path:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows
  4. Right-click the Windows (folder) key and select New and click on Key(if applicable).

  5. Name the key Gwx and press Enter.

  6. On the left pane, right-click the Gwx (folder) key, and select New, and click on DWORD (32-bit) Value.

  7. Name the new key DisableGwx and press Enter.

  8. Double-click the newly created key and set its value from 0 to 1 and click the OK button.

    DisableGwx key to disable Windows 7 end of support nagging
    DisableGwx key to disable Windows 7 end of support nagging
  9. Right-click the Windows (folder) key and select New and click on Key (if applicable).

  10. Name the key WindowsUpdate and press Enter.

  11. On the left pane, right-click the WindowsUpdate (folder) key, and select New, and click on DWORD (32-bit) Value.

  12. Name the new key DisableOSUpgrade and press Enter.

  13. Double-click the newly created key and set its value from 0 to 1 and click the OK button.

    DisableOSUpgrade key to disable Windows 7 end of support nagging
    DisableOSUpgrade key to disable Windows 7 end of support nagging

Once you complete the steps, the support for Windows 7 is coming to an end message will no longer pop up on the desktop.

The original update that introduced this notification was update KB4524752, but Microsoft recommends not to remove the update as it’ll download again through Windows Update.