GWX ConfigManager – What is it ?

All about GWX ConfigManager

Techies have being expecting up-to-date news about the Windows 10 launch. With the inception of Windows 8, the operating system received a whole new outlook. Microsoft’s intention of making everything simple and colorful became clearer. Currently, Windows 10 adds more value to this thought. The new update is superficially straightforward. Microsoft is taking necessary steps to improve it’s operating system periodically. It is capable of sufficing the needs & wants stressed out by potential enterprise users and consumers. Though both users would be using the same OS, there are unique update policies and techniques. The old ways of updating are put out of the league.

GWX ConfigManager

What Does Windows 10 have?

It is quite interesting to note that Windows 10 is ought to receive security fixes and feature updates. These updates would be released every month and installed in the system automatically. However, the feature updates would be release at several speeds. As soon as the feature is developed fully, it would be sent for consumer release. Consequently, Microsoft would do changes and continuously improve the new feature. On the other hand, Windows 10 handled mission critical system tasks in style. It makes sure certifications and strict validation procedures are followed. Nevertheless, the new Windows 10 update does not have any interface changes. Microsoft Window 10 delivers new features continuously and this why you should keep track of the version number carefully.
Recently, Microsoft has launched a new (yet optional) update called “Enable additional windows update notifications and capabilities when new updates are available to the user”. Generally, this is a simple downloader in Windows 10 that would notify potential users that the up to date operating system can be obtained. According to techies, this is a very simple way of accessing Windows 10 updates. This is when the need for GWX Configmanager comes into play.

GWX ConfigManager – What is it ?
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What is GWX ConfigManager ?

The GWX ConfigManager does not reveal lots of information about itself. Techies consider this as the Windows Update KB3035583. It works well on systems with the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows 8.1. This is a recommended update that was launched on March 28th. Since it is a recommended feature, users should check the next update download it! With all this being said, what does GWX Configmanager represent? As you update your operating system, a new folder called “GWX” will be included in System32. The new folder would comprise of “Download” folder and 9 different files. One of these 9 files would be a GWXUXWorker.EXE. This file is responsible for downloading Windows 10. The X in this .exe file represent the Roman number 10!

Is GWX reliable?

Many Windows 10 users ponder if GWX Configmanager.exe is a trust worthy update or not! Some consider it as an in-built virus! Fortunately, GWX is not a virus. KB3035583 is a reliable windows update that relates itself with the process of upgrading to Window 10. Just like many other Windows operating systems, you can decide when you should upgrade in Windows 10. However, you must turn off GWX Configmanager for this. Else, the auto-upgrade option will update your system and result in thrashing (a common issue caused by GWX Configmanager).

The GWX Configmanager comes with a config.xml file, which proves its legit and reliable nature. The config file clearly states the location and BaseURL used to download updates. Moving on, you will come across a segment called “Phases”. This describes how the operating would (or should) react during a release date. Here is a quick walk through on how the system would react during different phases:

  • None – All features would be disabled during this stage.
  • AnticipationUX – A special stage when advertising banners and notifications would be displayed.
  • Reservation – A new reservation page would be displayed with the advertisement file. 
  • Publication – An important phase that gives details about general availability, RTM and upgradation. 

How to Get Rid of GWX Config Manager?

You can get rid of gwx config manager Windows quite easily. To remove the automatic KB3035583 Windows 10 downloader, you should follow few important steps. To figure out if the update was installed in your system or not, you should check if “Update for Microsoft Windows” is listed in “Windows Update” or not. If the status message reads “successful”, it clearly proves that GWX is in your computer. To remove the update from your system, you should navigate to the Control Panel and select “Programs & Features” in the “Programs” option. Now, select “View Installed Updates” and click “Uninstall” that is next to the “Microsoft Windows (KB3035583)” option.

As KB3035583 is removed successfully from your system, few files may remain in the path /Windows/SysWOW64. You should take ownership of the folder and delete these files manually. Now, KB3035583 is inactive and you can install updates in your PC manually.

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