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Windows 7: How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8

28 May 2016   #991
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Not exactly a "U-turn" as the title states, but seems they have had a lot of backlash over the latest GWX and have added an additional dialog. And the Chinese aren't very happy with MS right now!

Microsoft U-turn on 'nasty trick' pop-up - BBC News

Chinese backlash over Windows 10 upgrade push - BBC News


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28 May 2016   #992
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Some Differences

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
W10 is still trying to install itself (and fortunately failing) on my main desktop despite:
  • Blocking various updates
  • Not having GWX on my PC
I'm starting to suspect that part of the reason for the W7 update problems is that the updater isn't looking for installed W7 updates, it's trying to find a way of sneaking past the PC's defences so that it can install W10.
lehnerus2000,

I haven't had this issue-yet. Did you make sure that most of the updates below are not installed?
This is the second time I've noticed this.
I must have installed something earlier this year that is triggering it.

My list is different from yours (I'm NOT saying I'm right and you're wrong).

I don't have KB2952664 & KB3035583 in my list.
They appear in my "Optional Updates" list.
I guess I don't have them installed as I can't find them listed in my "Installed Updates".
How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8-w7-blocked-updates-2016-05-29.png


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29 May 2016   #993
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

lehnerus2000
Whether it is recommended or optional. I usually install most updates unless it is related to Windows 10 or telemetry or won't install. Skype update is a little strange, I did install it once. I installed that update, then when downloaded skype itself it updated again. That skype update is pointless at least for me if I want to use skype.

One thing you might want to try to install is Microsoft Virtual PC. I don't know for sure if it really helps or stops windows 10 from being installed but at least you get a prompt to remove it. I crashed the installation of 10 when I chose not to reboot.
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29 May 2016   #994
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
One thing you might want to try to install is Microsoft Virtual PC. I don't know for sure if it really helps or stops windows 10 from being installed but at least you get a prompt to remove it. I crashed the installation of 10 when I chose not to reboot.
Luckily (for me) it tries to start the install procedure (i.e. it creates those 2 folders and some sub-folders) but it fails to download the W10 installer.

If I get some spare time, I'll look at the Event Viewer to see if there are any interesting events for that date.
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13 Jun 2016   #995
flashdrive

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Tookeri, thanks for the post. I used your instructions for removing those updates on my Windows 7 PC, but the KB2952664 one keeps coming back. Any suggestions?
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13 Jun 2016   #996
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Let it collect digital dust in the Optional section as you have found it returns and it always will.
If it shows in the Important section then your windows updates settings are off
Go to the top right and click on Change settings and uncheck the box Give me recommended updates the same way as Important ones.
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02 Jul 2016   #997
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

My list updated to include June updates, I've tried to include as much info as possible.
HOPEFULLY this will be the last time I update this, as the end of the upgrade offer is near!!

Windows 7

Telemetry/Unnecessary:
KB2952664 - Compatibility update for Windows 7 SP1 https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2952664
KB2977759 - Compatibility update for Windows 7 RTM (Without SP1) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2977759
KB3021917 - Update to Windows 7 SP1 for performance improvements https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3021917
KB3022345 - Update for customer experience diagnostic telemetry (superseded by KB3068708) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3022345
KB3035583 - "Get Windows 10" App (System Tray Nagware/Telemetry) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3035583
KB3068708 - Update for customer experience diagnostic telemetry (superseded by KB3080149) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3068708
KB3075249 - Update that adds telemetry points to UAC in Windows 7 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3075249
KB3080149 - Update for customer experience diagnostic telemetry (replaces previous 2 CEDT updates) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3080149
KB3123862 - Updated capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3123862
KB3150513 - May 2016 Compatibility Update for Windows https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3150513
KB3173040 - Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 end of free upgrade offer notification https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3173040

Windows Update Client:
KB2990214 - Update that enables you to upgrade from Win7 to Win10 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2990214
KB3050265 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: June 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3050265
KB3065987 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: July 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3065987
KB3075851 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: August 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3075851
KB3083324 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: September 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3083324
KB3083710 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: October 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3083710
KB3102810 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7 - High CPU/Long Scan Fix https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810
(Recommend installing KB3102810 if you have installed the previous Windows Update Client Updates)
KB3112343 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: December 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3112343
KB3135445 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: February 2016 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3135445
KB3138612 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: March 2016 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3138612
KB3161608 - June 2016 Update Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 (Includes Windows Update Client for Windows 7: June 2016) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3161608

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Windows 8/8.1

Telemetry/Unnecessary:
KB2976978 - Compatibility update for Windows 8/8.1 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2976978
KB3022345 - Update for customer experience diagnostic telemetry (superseded by KB3068708) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3022345
KB3035583 - "Get Windows 10" App (System Tray Nagware/Telemetry) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3035583
KB3064683 - Windows 8.1 OOBE modifications to reserve Windows 10 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3064683
KB3068708 - Update for customer experience diagnostic telemetry (superseded by KB3080149) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3068708
KB3072318 - Update for Windows 8.1 OOBE to upgrade to Windows 10 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3072318
KB3075249 - Update that adds telemetry points to UAC in Windows 8.1 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3075249
KB3080149 - Update for customer experience diagnostic telemetry (replaces previous 2 CEDT updates) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3080149
KB3123862 - Updated capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3123862
KB3173040 - Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 end of free upgrade offer notification https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3173040

Windows Update Client:
KB3044374 - Update that enables you to upgrade from Win8.1 to Win10 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3044374
KB3050267 - Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1: June 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3050267
KB3065988 - Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1: July 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3065988
KB3075853 - Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1: August 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3075853
KB3083325 - Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1: September 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3083325
KB3083711 - Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1: October 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3083711
KB3102812 - Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1 - High CPU/Long Scan Fix https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102812
(Recommend installing KB3102812 if you have installed the previous Windows Update Client Updates)
KB3112336 - Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1: December 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3112336
KB3135449 - Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1: February 2016 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3135449
KB3138615 - Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1: March 2016 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3138615
KB3161606 - June 2016 Update Rollup for Windows 8.1 (Includes Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1: June 2016) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3161606
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04 Jul 2016   #998
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Thank Brds7t7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
My list updated to include June updates, I've tried to include as much info as possible.
HOPEFULLY this will be the last time I update this, as the end of the upgrade offer is near!!
...
Thanks for the updated list.
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06 Jul 2016   #999
Helel

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
My list updated to include June updates, I've tried to include as much info as possible.
HOPEFULLY this will be the last time I update this, as the end of the upgrade offer is near!!

Windows 7

Telemetry/Unnecessary:
KB2952664 - Compatibility update for Windows 7 SP1 https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2952664
KB2977759 - Compatibility update for Windows 7 RTM (Without SP1) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2977759
KB3021917 - Update to Windows 7 SP1 for performance improvements https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3021917
KB3022345 - Update for customer experience diagnostic telemetry (superseded by KB3068708) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3022345
KB3035583 - "Get Windows 10" App (System Tray Nagware/Telemetry) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3035583
KB3068708 - Update for customer experience diagnostic telemetry (superseded by KB3080149) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3068708
KB3075249 - Update that adds telemetry points to UAC in Windows 7 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3075249
KB3080149 - Update for customer experience diagnostic telemetry (replaces previous 2 CEDT updates) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3080149
KB3123862 - Updated capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3123862
KB3150513 - May 2016 Compatibility Update for Windows https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3150513
KB3173040 - Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 end of free upgrade offer notification https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3173040

Windows Update Client:
KB2990214 - Update that enables you to upgrade from Win7 to Win10 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2990214
KB3050265 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: June 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3050265
KB3065987 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: July 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3065987
KB3075851 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: August 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3075851
KB3083324 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: September 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3083324
KB3083710 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: October 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3083710
KB3102810 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7 - High CPU/Long Scan Fix https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102810
(Recommend installing KB3102810 if you have installed the previous Windows Update Client Updates)
KB3112343 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: December 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3112343
KB3135445 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: February 2016 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3135445
KB3138612 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: March 2016 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3138612
KB3161608 - June 2016 Update Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 (Includes Windows Update Client for Windows 7: June 2016) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3161608

==================================================================

Windows 8/8.1

Telemetry/Unnecessary:
KB2976978 - Compatibility update for Windows 8/8.1 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2976978
KB3022345 - Update for customer experience diagnostic telemetry (superseded by KB3068708) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3022345
KB3035583 - "Get Windows 10" App (System Tray Nagware/Telemetry) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3035583
KB3064683 - Windows 8.1 OOBE modifications to reserve Windows 10 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3064683
KB3068708 - Update for customer experience diagnostic telemetry (superseded by KB3080149) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3068708
KB3072318 - Update for Windows 8.1 OOBE to upgrade to Windows 10 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3072318
KB3075249 - Update that adds telemetry points to UAC in Windows 8.1 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3075249
KB3080149 - Update for customer experience diagnostic telemetry (replaces previous 2 CEDT updates) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3080149
KB3123862 - Updated capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3123862
KB3173040 - Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 end of free upgrade offer notification https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3173040

Windows Update Client:
KB3044374 - Update that enables you to upgrade from Win8.1 to Win10 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3044374
KB3050267 - Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1: June 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3050267
KB3065988 - Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1: July 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3065988
KB3075853 - Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1: August 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3075853
KB3083325 - Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1: September 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3083325
KB3083711 - Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1: October 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3083711
KB3102812 - Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1 - High CPU/Long Scan Fix https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3102812
(Recommend installing KB3102812 if you have installed the previous Windows Update Client Updates)
KB3112336 - Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1: December 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3112336
KB3135449 - Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1: February 2016 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3135449
KB3138615 - Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1: March 2016 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3138615
KB3161606 - June 2016 Update Rollup for Windows 8.1 (Includes Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1: June 2016) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3161606
Hi!
I'm a bit confused...
I uninstalled all from "Telemetry/Unnecessar" & also KB2990214 from "Windows Update Client". But I kept everything else from "Windows Update Client" installed.
I did it correct? Or should I install KB2990214 back? Or should I uninstall everything else from "Windows Update Client" too?
Thanks!

P.S. Here's what I have "hidden" at the moment:


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06 Jul 2016   #1000
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Hi Helel,

If you want the WU client update installed, you only need the latest as they replace the earlier versions anyway. KB3138612 or the June update rollup will give you the latest.

Hope that helps?
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