I'm trying to disable the GWXTriggers task but can't.

The user account you are operating under dos not have permission to disable this task.

I am an admin.  This is my pc.  I am not on a domain.
How can I disable this GWXTriggers task?
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
I would not bother. Just uninstall KB3035583 and GWX will be gone.

Remember to hide it after, in Windows Update.

HTH,
Dan
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
DisableGWXTriggers1.cmd  (try this one first)
psexec -accepteula -s schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\GWXTriggers\Logon-10s" /DISABLE 
psexec -accepteula -s schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\GWXTriggers\MachineUnlock-10s" /DISABLE 
psexec -accepteula -s schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\GWXTriggers\OutOfIdle-10s" /DISABLE 
psexec -accepteula -s schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\GWXTriggers\OutOfSleep-10s" /DISABLE 
psexec -accepteula -s schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\GWXTriggers\refreshgwxconfig-B" /DISABLE 
psexec -accepteula -s schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\GWXTriggers\Time-10s" /DISABLE 
psexec -accepteula -s schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\launchtrayprocess" /DISABLE 
psexec -accepteula -s schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\refreshgwxconfig" /DISABLE 

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disablegwxtriggers2.cmd
psexec -accepteula -s schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\GWXTriggers\Logon-5d" /DISABLE
psexec -accepteula -s schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\GWXTriggers\MachineUnlock-5d" /DISABLE
psexec -accepteula -s schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\GWXTriggers\OutOfIdle-5d" /DISABLE
psexec -accepteula -s schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\GWXTriggers\OutOfSleep-5d" /DISABLE
psexec -accepteula -s schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\GWXTriggers\refreshgwxconfig-B" /DISABLE
psexec -accepteula -s schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\GWXTriggers\Telemetry-4xd" /DISABLE
psexec -accepteula -s schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\GWXTriggers\Time-5d" /DISABLE
psexec -accepteula -s schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\launchtrayprocess" /DISABLE
psexec -accepteula -s schtasks /change /tn "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\refreshgwxconfigandcontent" /DISABLE

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https://gist.github.com/ahhh/d2b051ba206e1c9ad248
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you do not want the system to update to Windows 10, If you don't want it, add a registry key:  

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate

DWORD value: DisableOSUpgrade = 1

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jcimarronCommented:
John Hurst--
Does that Registry fix disable obtaining all Windows Updates (or all OS Updates) or only Win10?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Just the Windows 10 upgrade. I have done Windows 7 updates since I posted this.

Uninstalling  KB3035583  as already posted works very well also, although it needs to be monitored and remain hidden.
jcimarronCommented:
John Hurst--
Thanks for the prompt reply.
I have used it and also the Win 10 Troubleshooter mentioned here.
http://discussions.virtualdr.com/showthread.php?269901-Canceling-your-scheduled-Windows-10-Upgrade

And uninstalled  KB3035583  
Nothing like belt and suspenders.
jcimarronCommented:
I was offered 20 Windows/Office Updates today.  Win 10 was not one.
So using the Registry fix provided by John Hurst does not block all Windows Updates.

When time came to install up popped a screen showing Win 10 was being installed !! I cancelled that, but it is possible that screen had cancelled itself just before.  
I went back to Windows Update and this time Windows Update proceeded normally without Win10.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You can uninstall KB3035583, restart, then hide it and that will stop Windows 10 - not other updates.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Microsoft has become more aggressive with the Windows 10 installation. Use the GWX control panel this will stop GWX (get windows 10) in its tracks.
jcimarronCommented:
Thanks for the two comments immediately above.

Please note I was not asking a question, but rather reporting my success in avoiding an install of Win 10 by using the procedures offered earlier in this thread.
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