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

06 Jul 2016   #1001
Alexk207

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Here's a registry patch for Windows 7 to completely hide the "Get Windows 10" icon from the taskbar. Also, I founded this in a Maximum PC magazine. Also, when downloading the registry file, the web browser would think that it's harmful, but it's actually not harmful. Just click "keep", or something similar to that.




Attached Files
File Type: reg Disable Win10 upgrade.reg (486 Bytes, 4 views)
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06 Jul 2016   #1002
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alexk207 View Post
Here's a registry patch for Windows 7 to completely hide the "Get Windows 10" icon from the taskbar. Also, I founded this in a Maximum PC magazine.
As far as I know that file only works on 32bit windows. In Wow6432Node 64bit Windows 7 also needs:

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

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

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
"NoAutoUpdate"=dword:00000000
"AUOptions"=dword:00000002
"DisableOSUpgrade"=dword:00000001
and

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\GWX]
"DisableGwx"=dword:00000001
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06 Jul 2016   #1003
Alexk207

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alexk207 View Post
Here's a registry patch for Windows 7 to completely hide the "Get Windows 10" icon from the taskbar. Also, I founded this in a Maximum PC magazine.
As far as I know that file only works on 32bit windows. In Wow6432Node 64bit Windows 7 also needs:

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

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

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]
"NoAutoUpdate"=dword:00000000
"AUOptions"=dword:00000002
"DisableOSUpgrade"=dword:00000001
and

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\GWX]
"DisableGwx"=dword:00000001
Thanks, I've just updated the file...


Attached Files
File Type: reg Disable Win10 upgrade.reg (844 Bytes, 2 views)
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06 Jul 2016   #1004
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

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07 Jul 2016   #1005
Helel

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
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?
Well, since I'm using WU to update my Windows, I think it's a good thing to have it updated, right?)
Thanks for reply!
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07 Jul 2016   #1006
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

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

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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
Patches containing W10 are always those that are classified as Optional and Recommended.


I read that several users have decided to postpone the patch KB3159398 for certain problems that it causes :
https://community.spiceworks.com/top...3159398?page=1
From what I've tried to understand it is that the patch does show hidden files that are restricted to other users, change permissions or something like that. And that is inconvenient for business/office users. Or for home users also affect? Frankly I do not know what it is that GPO and if I'm wrong could explain me it exactly what the trouble with this patch.
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07 Jul 2016   #1007
Brds7t7

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

From what I've read, if you're using a standalone home PC which isn't connected to a Domain then the update won't cause any issues (hopefully). I believe it only affects systems which are joined to Domains.

GPO means Group Policy Objects, these are set using the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc).
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07 Jul 2016   #1008
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

That means that affects those who handle or are connected to some web pages(Business way). Right ?

I do not think so, I'm not connected to any domain. I'm just a basic / standard user.
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07 Jul 2016   #1009
Brds7t7

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

Then that update shouldn't cause any issues on your system.
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09 Jul 2016   #1010
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I have not yet installed the patch. But if really affects for those who are connected domain, then it would not affect me at all(home users).
Doing a quick search to know something about that "domain" is I found this : What is a Windows Domain and How Does It Affect My PC? I only see GROUP WORK.
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