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Standard User johnjburness
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 31-Mar-15 08:45:16
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GWXconfigmanager.exe


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Does anyone really know what this is & why MS have installed it?

Although listed as a Win Update (under Knowledge Base 3035583), MS admits that it is a new program that:-
This update enables additional capabilities for Windows Update notifications when new updates are available to the user. It applies to a computer that is running Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1).


However MS does NOT:-
* Explain what it does & what "additional" capabilities it has.
* Explain why it needs to require regular access to the Internet (over & above the normal Update checking)
* Explain why they sent it out as an Update, when it clearly is NOT!


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Regards,
John
Standard User herbgold
(member) Tue 31-Mar-15 08:53:29
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Re: GWXconfigmanager.exe


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Very odd. And if you google it (which I'm sure you've done) there are lots of people in China and Japan - where it seems to have been rolled out a couple of days ago - asking the same question.

Edited by herbgold (Tue 31-Mar-15 08:53:58)

Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Tue 31-Mar-15 11:19:06
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Re: GWXconfigmanager.exe


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GWX = Get Windows X (10)

Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so,
almost everyone gets busy on the proof. -- J.K. Galbraith


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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Tue 31-Mar-15 14:33:33
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Re: GWXconfigmanager.exe


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I just popped it into the hidden list. No obvious point to it from the user's perspective.
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 31-Mar-15 18:33:22
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Re: GWXconfigmanager.exe


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In reply to a post by micksharpe:
GWX = Get Windows X (10)

Seems very logical.

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Standard User bobble_bob
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 31-Mar-15 20:42:36
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Re: GWXconfigmanager.exe


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So it nags you to upgrade to Win 10 maybe?

I hid it, cant see the benefit
Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Tue 31-Mar-15 20:48:05
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I think it's for the Chinese market. They are getting it free.

Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so,
almost everyone gets busy on the proof. -- J.K. Galbraith
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 31-Mar-15 20:59:31
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Re: GWXconfigmanager.exe


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So it nags you to upgrade to Win 10 maybe?

It probably gives you the option, and/or provides the facility to do it.

By all means hide it, forget that you hid it, and promptly kick up a fuss when you mysteriously can't upgrade Windows in the future.

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Standard User bobble_bob
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 31-Mar-15 21:03:25
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Wont be upgrading to Win 10 on this PC. When that time comes it will be on a new build
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 01-Apr-15 14:52:35
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Everyone with Win7+ legal or illegal is supposed to be getting Win 10 for free in the first year of release I believe.
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