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

11 Oct 2015   #441
Hedied4me

64 bit windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Hedied4me:

In Windows Update window click to go into details of which updates will be installed and unselect Windows 10, but you will have to unselect each time you update. So for a better solution, you can uninstall Windows 10 updates (see the list of updates mentioned in this thread) or add the following 2 keys to the registry (values are case sensitive):

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
new DWORD 32-bit value
DisableOSUpgrade = 1

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx
new DWORD 32-bit value
DisableGwx = 1
Thank you kindly for your response. The weird thing is I have kb:3035583 and kb:2952664 and Windows 10 updates hidden so they will not install. Even if I just try to select one update to install like Windows Malicious Software Removal tool I still get stuck with "getting setup files". I have the second registry key added (Disable Gwx), would you mind helping me with the first one. I ask because I do not see HKLM/SOFTWARE in the registry editor. All my options are hkeys. Again thank you for your help.


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11 Oct 2015   #442
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes, HKLM is HKEY Local Machine. Rest is same as written. I have a proper .reg file at another place so couldn't link and had to find these from the net. I see the format was different for the two. Sorry to confuse you.

Edit: May need to restart PC
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11 Oct 2015   #443
Hedied4me

64 bit windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Yes, HKLM is HKEY Local Machine. Rest is same as written. I have a proper .reg file at another place so couldn't link and had to find these from the net. I see the format was different for the two. Sorry to confuse you.

Edit: May need to restart PC
Again thank you for your response. Apparently I already have that one set as well. Still same problem. Ill go through and check to make sure that list of kb updates a few posts back are not installed. Other than that Im at a loss at what else I can do. Several times Ive reset windows update using all methods listed here Windows Update - Reset and made sure im using the current windows update agent available. If anybody else has any other suggestions Id very much appreciate it.

I simply cannot understand why Microsoft is doing this especially after all the lawsuits they've had over shoving software down our throats (ms office & internet explorer). /rant
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11 Oct 2015   #444
hazel123

Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit and Xubuntu
 
 

Crikey! You mean you are getting Windows 10 updates while running Windows 7? So have we got to be careful of Windows updates currently then? My machine isn't 100% since upgrading to Windows 10 then going back to Windows 7 - think I might have to reinstall from a system image. It's not too bad but slow to load with all icons blanked out for a minute or two on boot up.
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11 Oct 2015   #445
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Hedied4me:

In Windows Update window click to go into details of which updates will be installed and unselect Windows 10, but you will have to unselect each time you update. So for a better solution, you can uninstall Windows 10 updates (see the list of updates mentioned in this thread) or add the following 2 keys to the registry (values are case sensitive):

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
new DWORD 32-bit value
DisableOSUpgrade = 1

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx
new DWORD 32-bit value
DisableGwx = 1
If the values are case sensitive, then where is an authoritative source for the values? This blog uses DisableGWX.

And then there are these:
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade]
"AllowOSUpgrade"=dword:00000000
"ReservationsAllowed"=dword:00000000
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11 Oct 2015   #446
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

UNI: I found this on another page (couldn't find it here at friend's place) but here is a MS page about the reg keys:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3080351

I couldn't find anything about the case sensitivity, it was my understanding that registry keys would be case sensitive. I guess that is not the case always?
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11 Oct 2015   #447
Hedied4me

64 bit windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
My current list. And keep your eyes open, MS is always throwing us the same Windows 10 updates, 2 duplicates came out in the last 2 weeks.


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
KB2999226
Thank you so much for this list. I had several of these installed:

kb:2923545
kb:2970228
kb:2952687
kb:2660075
kb:2506928
kb:3050265
kb:2726535
kb:2545698
kb:3065987

I uninstalled them, rebooted and ran windows update. And now I can update again. It seems we need to be vigilant about not installing these specific updates listed by AddRAM. Perhaps we can make a sticky somewhere of these and any future ones added, just to have an updated list. For now my problem is solved but Im fairly certain the fight is not over yet. Again thank you AddRAM, please let us know in this thread if you find more.

EDIT: Also thank you as well GokAy
EDIT2: Funny thing is almost every optional update I had except for 3 of them were those listed by AddRAM. Makes you wonder if any of their security updates are really necessary.
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11 Oct 2015   #448
Hedied4me

64 bit windows 7
 
 

Well apparently there is one or more missing from that list because Im getting "getting setup files" and downloading Windows 10 again after updating. Here are the updates I installed:

KB3069114
KB3086255
KB3075226
KB3084135
KB3071756
KB3087918
KB3080079
KB3060716
KB3083710
KB3076949
KB3076895
KB3087038
KB2758857
KB3078601
KB3046017
KB3092627
KB3083992
KB3079757
KB3087039
KB3083324

I hope me posting this isnt considered spamming the thread. Im just trying to help others and myself in the process. Thanks
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11 Oct 2015   #449
Brds7t7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hedied4me View Post
Well apparently there is one or more missing from that list because Im getting "getting setup files" and downloading Windows 10 again after updating. Here are the updates I installed:

KB3069114
KB3086255
KB3075226
KB3084135
KB3071756
KB3087918
KB3080079
KB3060716
KB3083710
KB3076949
KB3076895
KB3087038
KB2758857
KB3078601
KB3046017
KB3092627
KB3083992
KB3079757
KB3087039
KB3083324

I hope me posting this isnt considered spamming the thread. Im just trying to help others and myself in the process. Thanks
The main ones you need to avoid are KB2990214 and all subsequent Windows update client updates. Those are the updates that download and install 10 through WU. And of course KB3035583 which is the annoying Get Windows 10 app.
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11 Oct 2015   #450
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

Its early morning Monday 12 Oct and I have had a repeat attack KB2952664 Compatibility Update.
Also one I had not seen before but is now Hidden KB3083710 Windows Update Client for Windows 7 : October 2015.

Both were Optional and may have been there a day of two, I don't know.
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