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

08 Feb 2016   #881
JackNaylorPE

Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Amazone View Post

Quote:
Have you been bit flipped ?
Don't know what exactly is meant by that.
The explanation was in the linked article in the post you quoted (868). Had to do with the fact that if you "reserved" a copy of Win 10 at some point, "a bit was flipped" and regardless of WU settings, those machines were going to download and install Win10.


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10 Feb 2016   #882
Amazone

Windows 7 Home Premium 64b ServicePack1
 
 

Yes I read the article but I didn't know if it meant having reserved the win 10 copy (which I did) or the solutions proposed (registry changes)
The last thing I did (uninstalling and hiding all the Updates mentioned in my list) was to change
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade]
"AllowOSUpgrade"=dword:00000001
to

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade]
"AllowOSUpgrade"=dword:00000000



This solved the problem at the moment.
Just received the new patches. None of the old hidden returned.


They all look OK - except maybe KB3135445

The description is

Quote:
This article describes an update that contains some improvements to Windows Update Client in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. This update has a prerequisite.
The description is ambiguous - prerequisite meaning "something that's "required before." - I fear this will again start Windows 10 upgrade proposal.
Will wait what the others have to say about it.


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10 Feb 2016   #883
jelson

Win7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Amazone View Post
....
They all look OK - except maybe KB3135445
Color me cynical... but I'm hiding 3123862

KB 3123862 eerily resembles Microsoft's earlier Get Windows 10 patch | InfoWorld
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10 Feb 2016   #884
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

No need to hide it
It should be in the Optional section so just focus on the Important section and still research them
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10 Feb 2016   #885
jelson

Win7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
No need to hide it
It should be in the Optional section so just focus on the Important section and still research them
Solid point... FYI it's now been reclassified as "Recommended"
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10 Feb 2016   #886
Amazone

Windows 7 Home Premium 64b ServicePack1
 
 

KB3123862 had already been noticed by Brds7t7 and was added to my list:





Quote:
KB2506928 ((post 103)
KB2592687 (post 103)
KB 2660075 (post 103)
KB2726535 (post 103)
KB2876229 SKYPE
KB2923545
KB2952664
KB2970228
KB2976978
KB2977728
KB2978092
KB2990214 (post 121 update van Windows Update
KB2994023 Deleted again!
KB2999226>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Not found here but on another forum
KB3021917
KB3022345
KB3035583
KB3044374
KB3050265 post 120 : fixes other issues? post 121 update for Windows Update
KB 3065987
KB3068708 Not present
KB3075249
KB3075851
KB3080149
KB3083324
KB3083710
KB3112343
KB3123862>>>>>>>>>>>added this weeks - thx Brds7t7

Anybody any idea about 3145445?
I did not install it but Windows Update was much slower than before.
Will wait a few days and install it
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10 Feb 2016   #887
kkehoe

Windows 7
 
 

I installed KB3135445 on the 4th. No "undesirable" results so far. I assumed it was OK as it's also targeted at Server 2008 which is not a Win10 candidate.

Kevin
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10 Feb 2016   #888
weaselbites

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I was just wondering if anyone else noticed that Windows Update now takes huge amounts of memory, because you cannot install the update that supposedly reduces the memory useage, because that is the exact same update that gives you Windows 10. This one:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3050265

The datastore.edb file is now a whopping great 950MB...has anyone else got this same problem? I manage a lot of friends and family machines and have definitely noticed that it will take them ages to check for Windows updates, because they have a much slower machine and it takes ages to load that datastore.edb file into memory and for the process to run properly.

My personal list of updates that I am avoiding are as follows:

2592687
2923545
2952664
2970228
2985461
2990214
2999226
3006137
3013531
3021917
3035583
3040272
3050265
3054476
3065987
3068708
3075249
3075851
3077715
3080079
3080149
3083324
3083710
3095649
971033
3102810
3123862
3135445
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10 Feb 2016   #889
Brds7t7

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

That's why I install all the Windows update client updates. Not only was it taking hours to scan it was using up to 2GB of memory. Now it takes virtually no time and maxes out at around 200mb.
The latest is KB3135445 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3135445

As you have home premium you could block it using GWX control panel. Works a treat!
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10 Feb 2016   #890
Andyrids

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

I found these two in another list of updates to avoid posted on a different forum:

KB3093513 - MS15-109: Description of the security update for Windows Shell: October 13, 2015
KB3042058 - Microsoft security advisory: Update to default cipher suite priority order: May 12, 2015

Can anyone verify if they should be avoided or not please ?

Also when I checked WU yesterday there was quite a few new security updates that seemed to be harmless enough, however what with me being paranoid now which one's should I avoid if any ?
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