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

03 Sep 2015   #351
ccharlie

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Has anyone tried this script from github? It's supposed to remove all telemetry updates for Win7-8.

https://gist.github.com/xvitaly/eafa75ed2cb79b3bd4e9


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04 Sep 2015   #352
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
So, I went ahead and installed all the Windows Update Client updates:

KB2990214 - Update that enables you to upgrade from Win7 to Win10
KB3050265 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: June 2015
KB3065987 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: July 2015
KB3075851 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: August 2015
KB3083324 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: September 2015

Have to say, I've noticed a huge improvement on my system when scanning for Windows updates. Big reduction on both CPU and RAM usage when scanning.
These don't seem to cause any ill effects or push any telemetry garbage to your system
The only downside is you have to set Group Policy to disable the 10 update through Windows update.

Attachment 370613

If you don't have Group Policy editor then use Registry Editor:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
DWORD: DisableOSUpgrade = 1

I would say these updates have been more beneficial to my system though. And it certainly cuts down on the growing list of updates to skip.
Can be ? They can add things to promote the W10, but it is also for optimize the system then there is not bad to install them. Right ?


Because I wonder how long we will be avoiding install certain patches
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04 Sep 2015   #353
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3Colors View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
So, I went ahead and installed all the Windows Update Client updates:

KB2990214 - Update that enables you to upgrade from Win7 to Win10
KB3050265 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: June 2015
KB3065987 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: July 2015
KB3075851 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: August 2015
KB3083324 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: September 2015

Have to say, I've noticed a huge improvement on my system when scanning for Windows updates. Big reduction on both CPU and RAM usage when scanning.
These don't seem to cause any ill effects or push any telemetry garbage to your system
The only downside is you have to set Group Policy to disable the 10 update through Windows update.

Attachment 370613

If you don't have Group Policy editor then use Registry Editor:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
DWORD: DisableOSUpgrade = 1

I would say these updates have been more beneficial to my system though. And it certainly cuts down on the growing list of updates to skip.
Can be ? They can add things to promote the W10, but it is also for optimize the system then there is not bad to install them. Right ?


Because I wonder how long we will be avoiding install certain patches
The telemetry updates are essentially MSpyware; it would be bad to install them.

Probably until Win 7's EOL, maybe even beyond.
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04 Sep 2015   #354
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I just noticed that *&^%$#@! MSpy downloaded and installed the recent Windows Defender update without my permission. I know it's harmless but the point is they invaded my computer without my permission to do so. So, I guess I'm going to have to start also frequently checking to see if the donkey excavations have been sneaking anything else by me.

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04 Sep 2015   #355
Brds7t7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3Colors View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
So, I went ahead and installed all the Windows Update Client updates:

KB2990214 - Update that enables you to upgrade from Win7 to Win10
KB3050265 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: June 2015
KB3065987 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: July 2015
KB3075851 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: August 2015
KB3083324 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: September 2015

Have to say, I've noticed a huge improvement on my system when scanning for Windows updates. Big reduction on both CPU and RAM usage when scanning.
These don't seem to cause any ill effects or push any telemetry garbage to your system
The only downside is you have to set Group Policy to disable the 10 update through Windows update.

Attachment 370613

If you don't have Group Policy editor then use Registry Editor:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
DWORD: DisableOSUpgrade = 1

I would say these updates have been more beneficial to my system though. And it certainly cuts down on the growing list of updates to skip.
Can be ? They can add things to promote the W10, but it is also for optimize the system then there is not bad to install them. Right ?


Because I wonder how long we will be avoiding install certain patches
The telemetry updates are essentially MSpyware; it would be bad to install them.

Probably until Win 7's EOL, maybe even beyond.
True Lady F, but looking through the files of the updates I installed, I can't see any signs of any Telemetry nonsense in those updates. I definitely wouldn't have installed these if that were the case.

I'd say those I listed are safe to install and have been beneficial to my system at least. The rest of the garbage ones like KB2952664 I wouldn't touch with a barge pole

I was just getting sick of the list growing bigger and those Windows update client updates seem to be a monthly thing now so the list will keep on growing.

My list does look a little more manageable now:

How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8-capture-04.png

Haven't noticed any unusual activity or disk thrashing. I'll report back if anything changes though.


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04 Sep 2015   #356
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post

I was just getting sick of the list growing bigger and those Windows update client updates seem to be a monthly thing now so the list will keep on growing.
For all we know, MS could simply stop providing any significant details about each KB and just say something very generic, not indicating anything about telemetry or Win 10---"Improves the user experience when yada yada".

Then what?
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04 Sep 2015   #357
Brds7t7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post

I was just getting sick of the list growing bigger and those Windows update client updates seem to be a monthly thing now so the list will keep on growing.
For all we know, MS could simply stop providing any significant details about each KB and just say something very generic, not indicating anything about telemetry or Win 10---"Improves the user experience when yada yada".

Then what?
They could do that with any update though. I'm not ignoring every update just on that basis.
They could slip them into a security update and most people wouldn't even realise.
If they've slipped some into the windows update client updates then I'll uninstall them. I haven't noticed anything unusual yet though.
When I had KB2952664 I did notice that it was collecting data. Hard Disk activity and frequent popups from Comodo alerted me to the fact. Haven't noticed that with these so far though. As I say, first sign of anything and I'm removing them.
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04 Sep 2015   #358
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I wish MS would just stop with the W10 updates now that it`s been released, enough already, you don`t even need those updates to install it, you can use the other methods. Enough already Microsoft, stop it please, ahhh, ughhh

My updated list.

Updates not to Install

KB2876229 SKYPE, If you want Skype then install it.
KB2923545 RDP
KB2970228
KB3035583
KB2990214
KB3021917
KB3068708 Telemetry
KB2592687
KB2660075
KB2506928
KB2952664 x2
KB3050265
KB2726535
KB2994023
KB3022345 Replaced by KB3068708 Telemetry

KB3022345 Caused false sfc result
KB2545698 (IE9)
KB3065987
KB3077715
KB3078667
KB3080149 Telemetry
KB3075249 Telemetry
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04 Sep 2015   #359
Brds7t7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I wish MS would just stop with the W10 updates now that it`s been released, enough already, you don`t even need those updates to install it, you can use the other methods. Enough already Microsoft, stop it please, ahhh, ughhh
100% agree! I have no idea why they're trying to push for people to update through windows update when they have the MCT, which seems to have had a better success rate than the update being pushed through WU.
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04 Sep 2015   #360
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Although I have some hidden updates I'm not really hiding anymore it does little good for some so I just leave them sitting
They do come with a date of release and all you need to do is click on the update and it shows

Eventually I probably will uncheck search for optional software that alone will stop most of them from being offered,
If it weren't for office 2007 I would of done it years ago
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