FIX: GWXUX.exe has stopped working on Windows 10

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fix GWXUX.exe has stopped working error

Have you been wondering why you keep getting the GWXUX.exe has stopped working error message on your Windows 10 PC? There is no cause for any worries; we have got the solutions to this problem.

The error is associated with an application component of Windows 10 updates known as GWXUX.exe which is referenced as KB3035583. This is installed automatically via Windows Updates.

According to Windows users, this Microsoft update is meant to install pop-ups and invite users to download Windows 10.

However, some of them have complained about the unwanted pop-ups interfering with basic PC operations. Meanwhile, the GWXUX.exe application checks for compatibility issues and gets your PC ready for the upgrade.

There is no cause for alarm as we have come up with solutions to solve the GWXUX.exe has stopped working error message.

What can I do when getting GWXUX.exe has stopped working?

1. Disable the GWXUX application in Task Scheduler

Task Scheduler

  1. Go to Start, type Task Scheduler and hit Enter.
  2. In the Task Scheduler window, navigate to Windows.
  3. Go to Setup > select gwx.
  4. In the gwx folder, disable the two tasks in it.
  5. Reboot your PC.

First of all, you can use Task Scheduler to disable the GWXUX application on your Windows PC. Here’s how you can do it.


2. Uninstall the KB3035583 update from Control Panel

  1. Press Windows key > type Control Panel in the search bar and hit Enter.
  2. In the Control Panel window, type Windows Updates on the search bar at the top-right and hit Enter.
  3. Under Programs and Features, click on View Installed Updates.gwxux.exe crashed
  4. From the list of installed updates, locate KB3035583 and double-click on it to uninstall.
  5. After uninstall, your PC will restart.

Another way of fixing the GWXUX error problem is by uninstalling the KB3035583 update. Performing this procedure should help you get rid of these intrusive pop-ups on your Windows PC.


You can’t open Control Panel? Take a look at this step-by-step guide to find a solution.


3. Run System Restore

System Restore

  1. Go to Start, type System Restore and hit Enter.
  2. Click Next to proceed with system restore, and then select a restore point (a date before the error message display started).
  3. Follow the prompts to complete the System Restore.

Note: If there is no specified restore point before the GWXUX has stopped working error message displayed, consider using the solution above.

Windows 10 users can permanently fix the error by running a system restore. System Restore will uninstall programs on your Windows PC, most especially GWXUX.exe back to a time before the error message started appearing.


4. Use Windows Troubleshooter

try out Windows Troubleshooter

  1. Click the Start button and type troubleshooting in the search bar.
  2. Hence, click on the first result that says Troubleshooting.
  3. In the Troubleshooter window, choose Fix Problems with Windows Updates.
  4. Click Next and follow the prompts to fix the error problem.

You can also fix this error problem by using the Microsoft in-built troubleshooting tool known as Troubleshooter. Follow this procedure to use it on your Windows PC and let us know if it makes any difference.


Does the troubleshooter fail to load with an error? Follow this guide and fix it in just a couple of simple steps.


In conclusion, these are some proven solutions that can fix GWXUX has stopped working error message on your Windows 10 PC.

Have you tried out any of the fixes above to solve the GWXUX error? Comment below if you have any questions.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in October 2017 and has been since revamped and updated in March 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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