The upgrade notification gets more and more intrusive day by day. Now there is no option to be "Reminded Tomorrow" or "Skip This" anymore.

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Now one could just turn on "Do Not Disturb" feature from System Preferences between 00:01 and 23:59 (or something similar more suitable for the sleep pattern of the dear reader). However, there are still some notifications I'd love to see.

So, the question is: How to get rid of this particular notification (for good, preferably) ie. how to just use whatever I've got installed and not upgrade for the time being?

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    One way to do this is to actually upgrade your Mac to El Capitan. :-O In all seriousness, I have a Yosemite Mac at home, and I do not get this pop-up.
    – IconDaemon
    Mar 18, 2016 at 12:32
  • I think that would be ruled out by the caveat at the end of my question.
    – user60290
    Mar 18, 2016 at 12:34

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According to this link which specifies how to disable the Yosemite update, go to the App Store, click the Updates tab, then Right-click on the El Capitan update banner at the top and select Hide Update.

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