Don’t like the new Windows Defender icon in Anniversary Update? Not using Windows Defender and you want to get rid of the icon? For some reason the control for it is not located in same menu as for all other notification icons.
You can however disable it somewhere else…
Right click Taskbar -> Task Manager -> Startup tab
Select Windows Defender notification icon and click DISABLE in bottom right corner.
Windows Defender icon will not appear on next system boot. This also works if you still use Windows Defender, you just don’t want the icon in taskbar. Windows Defender will still protect you and still show notifications when it finds malware, it just won’t show taskbar icon anymore.
Btw, ignore my boot time. For some reason it’s reading 8240.7 seconds which is 137 minutes XD Somehow unlikely on a system with a speedy Samsung 850 Pro SSD as the only storage drive hehe.
If you want to update to Windows 10 Anniversary update now and Windows Update keeps saying you’re already up to date, then do the following…
Visit this webpage:
You should see a notification about the update on top of the page. Just confirm it and you’ll download a small tool that will begin the Anniversary Update right away without waiting. For some reason I managed to update my system on 2nd August 2016 via Windows Update, but I have to update both my laptop and tablet via this tool for some reason.
We’ve talked about nonsense in Windows 10 about million times so far, but this one is on a bit more serious note. Yeah, I’ve been running Windows 10 for a while now and apart from privacy garbage, it’s been working fine.
However, massive update is scheduled for tomorrow, 2nd August 2016. To avoid potential problems, make sure you have all your 3rd party applications fully updated and verify that it’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update compatible. This especially applies to resident system applications like SSD caching software and antiviruses. Most vendors have been busy releasing compatibility updates, but since they aren’t pushed to users and most hesitate to update, make sure you’ll be ready. This will help avoiding unnecessary problems, lockups, BSOD’s and so on.
I’m looking forward to the update and I’m already prepared. I suggest you check your system too.