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[FIXED] GWXUX Has Stopped Working Error

GWXUX.exe is a part of Windows 10 which is basically installed by an automatic Windows Update. There have been no announcements, or explanations from Microsoft as to why they’ve pushed this update but it is supposed to install pop-ups and invite you to download Windows 10. Generally, people ignore such things but some users have complained about the unwanted pop-ups interfering with PC operations. Meanwhile, the gwxux.exe application checks for compatibility issues and gets your PC ready for the upgrade. So why this error is popping up on your screen and how you can remove it or stop it to pop up on your screen.

Well, you are at the right place as here are we are going to discuss what this error is all about and how you can remove “Gwxux has stopped working” error from your Pc permanently. So let us start with the article:-

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What is GWXUX.exe?

GWXUX is actually a part of an update added by Microsoft to the Task Scheduler. Every time you start your Pc it triggers the notifications with no controls at all that end up causing the popup alerts. Microsoft recommends you to Mute notifications if you do not want to see the popup again. But this is a temporary solution as it all comes back the next time the PC is started.

The GWXUX.exe is an important file that is responsible for providing the update for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. It scans your PC and verifies whether users Windows PC is compatible with upgraded to Windows 10 and also let the user know when the update is ready to be downloaded. But, it is also found that many users are still receiving an application error message.

For now, people are stumbling upon an error message along the way. That says “GWXUX has stopped working”. The program is not working correctly and force stopping unexpectedly due to an error. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. The only thing available on this dialog is to close the program. Since the above event is recurring, it shortly turns into a nuisance that the users want to stop. So as to stop this error, various solutions are available which we are going to list below.

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How to Fix Gwxux.exe stopped working error

So let us start with some solutions to stop the recurring error on your Pc of “Gwxux Stopped working”.

By troubleshooting the Error

The problem causing the error can be fixed by troubleshooting the error by the Windows troubleshooter. This can solve your problem easily.

  • Hit Windows key or click on the Start button and type Troubleshooting in the search box.
  • Now click on “System and Security”.
  • There click on “Fix Problems and Update”.
  • You might get an option “Next,” click on that and troubleshooter will start detecting the problem and fix it.

If the error is still not stopped and is still popping up on your screen. Maybe troubleshooting can’t help you. Move on to the next solution if it is not working for you.

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Disabling it from Task Scheduler

Gwxux.exe can be simply disabled from the Task Scheduler to stop it from showing any notification on the screen. To disable it on your Windows pc simply follow the below-mentioned steps:-

  • First, go to Start Menu.
  • Now Type Task Scheduler and hit “Enter”.
  • Navigate to Windows is the Task Scheduler Window.
  • Now go to Setup and then select gwx from it.
  • In the gwx folder, disable the two tasks present in it.
  • Now finally Reboot your Pc.

It is a temporary solution but will definitely solve your problem and the error will stop popping up on your screen.

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By Running System Restore

By system restore you can move your system to the point where the .exe program is not corrupted at is running properly that is not showing any error. This will definitely fix your problem until you repeat what causes the problem in the first place.

  • Go to Start > Type “System Restore” without quotes and hit “Enter”.
  • Click Next to proceed with system restore, and then select a restore point (date before the error message display started).
  • Follow the prompts to complete the System Restore.

Note:- If no Previous Restore Point is available on your system before the error “GWXUX has stopped working” started displaying, Try any other methods.

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Uninstalling GWXUX from Control Panel

Yes you can even uninstall it from the control panel and it will definitely not bug you then, but you will also not receive update notifications then. To uninstall it follow these steps:-

  1. First press Windows key and then type Control Panel in the search bar and now hit “Enter”.
  2. Now type Windows Updates in the search bar above at the top-right and click “Enter”.
  3. Under Programs and Features, click on “View Installed Updates”.
  4. In updates, list finds id KB3035583 and double-click on it to uninstall.
  5. After uninstall, your PC will restart.

It will solve your problem. But if you want to solve it without uninstalling it from your Pc, refer other methods.

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Editing Registry to disable GWXUX.exe

Windows registry is the last resort if none of the above tricks worked for you. To do the following simply follow the below-mentioned steps:-

  • Go to Start and type regedit in the search field. Click on the Registry Editor icon to execute the command
  • Navigate to the following entry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Gwx.
  • At the Right side of interface right click anywhere.
  • Now move to New and select DWORD (32-bit) Value from it.
  • Create a new object, naming it DisableGwx. Assign it the value of 1.
  • Exit the Registry Editor. Reboot the machine if requested.

All the steps mentioned above are enough to solve the error. If one method is not working for you simply move on to the next method. After following this article we can assure you that this error will no longer bug you.

All the methods are a temporary solution and windows repair or installing a fresh Os is recommended to permanently solve this error and fix GWXUX.exe. If you have any doubts or queries in any of the step mentioned above or any of these steps are not working for you. Simply tell us in the comments section below. We will try to help you in every possible way.

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Bhupinder Singh

I'm a programmer. I basically write about tech and programming languages. I'm currently pursuing B.tech in Information Technology in Bhopal. I'm a geek and a self-learner. I love python. ;-)