Remove Updates are Available Popup from Windows 10

Last Updated on October 26, 2016

The simplest way to remove the Updates are available popup box is by actually installing the Updates. But you don’t want to do that right now. If you are getting this popup shown on your PC at random intervals, there is a way to remove it without messing anything on your PC.


You may have seen this popup hinting you to download the updates available in Windows 10. It generally shows up randomly and causes focus loss from the app being used currently.

This popup dims the whole screen and sometimes minimizes the fullscreen apps like Games and Movies which is particularly annoying. Even turning off the automatic updates won’t make this popup go.

On clicking the Get updates button, this popup will close, but if the updates are not actually installed, or if some new ones become available, you will see it again.

Disable Updates are available popup in Windows 10

Fortunately, you can disable this popup from showing up on your screen via a simple registry trick. You will need to make a simple change inside a MusNotification.exe key inside the registry and that will fix this annoyance for good.

  • Search for regedit on the Start menu search and open the Registry editor.
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MusNotification.exe. If the MusNotification.exe key is not present, make one. For that, right-click on Image File Execution Options and go to New > Key. Name that key MusNotification.exe.musnotification-regedit-rundll32
  • Once created, click on MusNotification.exe and then go to the empty right pane. Right-click on the empty space and go to New > String Value. Name that value as debugger and a value of rundll32.exe.
  • Close the registry editor and restart your PC for the changes to take effect.

After creating the MusNotification.exe key inside the Image File Execution Options key, you will stop getting the updates are available popup in your Windows 10 PC.

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Written by Utkarsh

Utkarsh Bhatt is a certified tech expert and software engineer for a Fortune 500 Company. He was born in 1995, making him one of the oldest members of the team at EFX. Utkarsh loves solving technical issues and is always the first to jump on any problem that needs solving. When he’s not coding or debugging, he enjoys playing video games (especially Super Smash Bros.) and watching cartoons.

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2 thoughts on “Remove Updates are Available Popup from Windows 10”

    • I would first uninstall the crapware called as the AVG TuneUp Utilities. Believe me, it isn’t making your computer any faster or secure. Perform these steps afterwards.


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