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Windows 7: Reversing WIN10 blockers

01 Aug 2016   #1
ezwin

win7 premium, XPh sp3
 
 
Reversing WIN10 blockers

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Reversing WIN10 blockers
System: Acer Aspire X3475, AMD A8-5500 APU with Radeon HD 3.2 GHz. WIN7 home premium. Service pack 1.
About June 2016 I wanted to protect my 64 bit computer from sneak-in WIN 10.
As a precaution of possibly changing my mind about replacing WIN 7 I downloaded WIN10-32 & WIN10-64 onto memory stick and DVD.
I run the following 2 programs:
___YYY__Win10Blocker___never10.exe
___YYY__WIN10 DisEnAble Selector___GWX_control_panel.exe
I modifies the front of the program name so I would know what these are for and not start them just to find out.

Since then WIN10 stuff did no longer appear in the WIN7 update list.
However, all 76 updates for WIN7 were blocked too. The update process would list them, I permitted, the "download & install" process would run forever.
Next day WIN7 update would again offer 76 WiN7 updates.
I run the WIN7 update permission about 3 times, then gave up.

Now as the free WIN10 period has passed maybe there is less or no danger of WIN10 sneaking in for free. So it might be a good idea to reverse the effect of the 2 programs I run.
What is your opinion and what should be done, and how?


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01 Aug 2016   #2
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\GWX

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\GWX

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]
"DisableOSUpgrade"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\GWX]
"DisableGwx"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\GWX]
"DisableGWX"=dword:00000001

Well you can delete the above in registry and uninstall GWX Control Panel - or just disable real time protection from within the GUI.

Leaving those registry entries won't hurt.
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02 Aug 2016   #3
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Ezwin,
Installing BOTH blockers was a bad idea.
They would have been competing to do the same thing and could easily have caused your Windows update problem.
Removing them both is the best idea, then run the windowsUpdate troubleshooter.
Try updating again.

As for downloading W10 onto USB, you might as well throw them away,
the free "in the future upgrade" will only work if you had >> installed and activated W10 << before the 29 July.

Roy
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08 Aug 2016   #4
ezwin

win7 premium, XPh sp3
 
 

thanks. I run each program once from the download folder. Revo uninstaller can not find them.
___YYY__Win10Blocker___never10.exe
___YYY__WIN10 DisEnAble Selector___GWX_control_panel.exe
It seems to me there programs are not run upon booting Win7, so deleting them in the download folder might not change the WIN7 update behavior.
I can find nothing in the folders Program64 and Program86.
Should I run ___YYY__WIN10 DisEnAble Selector___GWX_control_panel.exe again and chose appropriate?

Download GWX Control Panel - MajorGeeks
I assume I got program from there.
Here is a description extract:
Quote:
It can also prevent unintentional Windows 10 upgrades from occurring via Windows Update. GWX Control Panel really works, is safe and easy to use, and gives you the option to re-enable the icon and upgrade notifications if you're ever ready to move forward with Windows 10 in the future. Read more at: https://tr.im/1nZEX
Never10 is a free app for when you absolutely, positively don't want Windows 10 | PCWorld
Description extract:
Quote:
If you’ve decided that no, you’re never, ever going to upgrade to Windows 10, the free Never10 app might be just what you’re looking for.
So far understood, but I do want the Win7 updates.
I shy away from Registry Editor, did not touch it for years, last time may be XP or 98.

Some extended instruction might help avoiding more trouble.
From initial post:
Quote:
I run the WIN7 update permission about 3 times, then gave up.
Thanks.

sevenforum changed the links. here is the text form:
https://www.grc.com/never10/details.htm

Never10 is a free app for when you absolutely, positively don't want Windows 10 | PCWorld

Never10 is a free app for when you absolutely, positively don't want Windows 10 | PCWorld

____http://www.pcworld.com/article/3048836/windows/never10-is-a-free-app-for-when-you-absolutely-positively-dont-want-windows-10.html____

Content is getting changed by sevenforum system. ____ added
Thanks for more help.
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30 Aug 2016   #5
ezwin

win7 premium, XPh sp3
 
 

Not solved.
I'll try other sources / forums. thanks for now.
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30 Aug 2016   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

I've also used the two blockers and did not see any conflict.
Never Win 10 remove the KB that was in charge to the upgrade. But Windows Important update use to reinstall the crap.
GWX control panel not only blocks Win 10 Upgrade and uninstall and or remove the KB but and also disable Recommended Updates on Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Update\Change settings.
Those 76 updates for WIN7 are Recommended Updates. As long as Important Updates is set to Auto, don't worry with the Recommended Updates. They are the kind of "DLST for Argentina" or alike. I've have choose d one by one after reading the More information and Support information on the right panel. Most was just useless and I've right click and hided the update so it will not show anymore.
If you run GWX control panel, it has the options to undo the register changes and set Recommended updates to on.
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30 Aug 2016   #7
meebers

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes I run both of them and get all the non w10 updates like olden days. I am undecided when/if I should disable them.
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