Remove Windows 10 Upgrade Icon

If you are running Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 and you are eligible for the free upgrade to Windows 10, then you most likely have the Windows 10 Upgrade icon in your system tray. If you do and you want to remove it, for various reasons, then I have a couple ways to do so.

The first method is to uninstall Windows update KB3035583. This update provides all the files for the Windows 10 upgrade process (Gwx.exe and needed files). Once removed restart your computer then run Windows update and hide the update to keep it from installing again.

Please Note: Editing your registry can cause problems, as such I can not be held responsible if you make a mistake or this edit doesn’t work for you. Do the following at your own risk.

The second is to edit your registry.

Open regedit and navigate to the following key:


Create a new key under Windows key and set its name as GWX

So the final key path would be:


Now select GWX key and in right-side pane create a new DWORD DisableGWX and set its value to 1

Close Registry Editor and restart your computer to take effect.

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Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS – My Tweaks

Mainly this post is here to keep a record of the small changes I usually need to make to setup the server on my laptops.

First, need to add the wireless card to the network interfaces so we edit /etc/network/interfaces to make it look something like below:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static
wpa-ssid <your_router>
wpa-psk <your_wpa_key>

Next, need to set it up so that it doesn’t sleep/hibernate when you close the lid of the laptop. So need to edit /etc/systemd/logind.conf and change the following line to:


That’s about all.

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Dawnguard Craft Potion of Blood

I was playing my Dawnguard Vampire (my usual choice) and noticed there wasn’t a way to craft my own blood potions. There also isn’t that many laying around to pick up either.

I am sure there are plenty of other versions of this same type of mod, but I felt that I could improve a bit by making it 5 per 1 heart & 1 flesh.

What does this mod do?

Creates 5 Blood Potions from 1 Human Heart & 1 Human Flesh

The crafting option is at the Cooking Pot, and only shows up when you have at least 1 Human Heart and 1 Human Flesh in your inventory.

There is also an older version available that provides 1 Potion of Blood from 1 Human Heart & 1 Human Flesh

Requires Dawnguard DLC

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