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

05 Jun 2015   #81
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3050265)
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3068708)

Hello people.

These updates have arrived and to my un trained eye they look dangerous.

please advise.

Wayne


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05 Jun 2015   #82
Brds7t7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MeOnMine View Post
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3050265)
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3068708)

Hello people.

These updates have arrived and to my un trained eye they look dangerous.

please advise.

Wayne
2 more I skipped. If you're not interested in Windows 10 yet, I'd say skip them.
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05 Jun 2015   #83
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yep, they are both on my list of updates Not to install

Before installing any update, highlight it then click the more information icon/heading on the right side of the page.

It will describe what the update is for, then you decide whether you want to install it or not.
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05 Jun 2015   #84
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

Thanks for your time guy's, much appreciated.
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06 Jun 2015   #85
Elenor

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
I uninstalled them from Installed Updates screen of WU without any issues.
Sorry, I haven't read to the end yet, so this may have shown up in y'all's discussions, ... however:


After removing the Win10 crap updates (through CTRL Panel, Installed Updates), renaming the GWX folders (in Sys32 and Wow64) to GWX-old (haven't gone through ownership change to try to delete; that's next ), setting these "updates" to hidden at MS/Win UD), rebooting, and ARGH! The GWX.exe showed right back up in my SysTray.

Found in Task Scheduler these two slimey worms:
refreshgwxconfig
refreshgwxconfig-B

which I assume are the "MS doesn't care what YOU want: they're putting whatever THEY want on your hardware without your permission" reinstallers/revivifiers! (At the present, I cannot imagine ANYTHING that will make me "up-" (ha!) -grade to Win10. When MS quits supporting Win 7, I expect I'll have to move to Linux!)

Next step is to try taking ownership and dumping the folders. (WHY do I think the revivifiers will bring this crap back to life anyway?) (Oh, right, cause it's MS!) Next after that, if it doesn't work, I'll clear the Registry... Wish me luck!
Elenor
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06 Jun 2015   #86
Elenor

 
 

Gah. Took ownership. Didn't just delete (recycle bin), removed completely the renamed GWX-old folders in Sys32 and Wow64. Rebooted. There the @$^$)#$%& thing is, back in SYSTray.

'kay, Registry Sweep is next! Wish me luck!
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06 Jun 2015   #87
Brds7t7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Elenor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
I uninstalled them from Installed Updates screen of WU without any issues.
Sorry, I haven't read to the end yet, so this may have shown up in y'all's discussions, ... however:


After removing the Win10 crap updates (through CTRL Panel, Installed Updates), renaming the GWX folders (in Sys32 and Wow64) to GWX-old (haven't gone through ownership change to try to delete; that's next ), setting these "updates" to hidden at MS/Win UD), rebooting, and ARGH! The GWX.exe showed right back up in my SysTray.

Found in Task Scheduler these two slimey worms:
refreshgwxconfig
refreshgwxconfig-B

which I assume are the "MS doesn't care what YOU want: they're putting whatever THEY want on your hardware without your permission" reinstallers/revivifiers! (At the present, I cannot imagine ANYTHING that will make me "up-" (ha!) -grade to Win10. When MS quits supporting Win 7, I expect I'll have to move to Linux!)

Next step is to try taking ownership and dumping the folders. (WHY do I think the revivifiers will bring this crap back to life anyway?) (Oh, right, cause it's MS!) Next after that, if it doesn't work, I'll clear the Registry... Wish me luck!
Elenor
Did the update show up again in your list of installed updates? I had to uninstall one of them twice before it actually went away for good. If it's still in the list, I would try renaming all the files/folders back to their original names and try again.
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06 Jun 2015   #88
Elenor

 
 

Thanks Brds7t7 -- I checked the System32 and Wow64 folders -- no GWX folders back there. I checked Task Scheduler: the two "refreshconfig"s were gone...


Before I started the Reg sweep, I decided to check the installed updates against the list in this thread! Double argh. (Let me restate, I had HIDDEN those updates in WinUpdate...)

In the list below, when I added "Deleted again" -- I mean "uninstalled Win update." (I have to keep a log as I do stuff or I forget by the time I reach the end of the list! Don't get old, your memory (among many other things!) goes to hell!)

KB2876229 SKYPE Not present
KB2923545 Deleted again!
KB2952664 Deleted again!
KB2970228 Deleted again!
KB2977728 Not present
KB2978092 Deleted again!
KB2990214 Not present
KB2994023 Deleted again!
KB3021917 Not present
KB3022345 Not present
KB3035583 Not present
KB3050265 Not present
KB3068708 Not present

Uninstalled them all, again. Have to reboot now, again, to see if they go away. (Anyone taking bets they don't?!)

I was wondering, with dismay, as I uninstalled these again, if I have to reboot after EACH uninstall, or do the individual uninstalls without rebooting interfere with each other... I Will ALSO try that, if I have to... {sigh}

Elenor
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06 Jun 2015   #89
Elenor

 
 

Okay... maybe?

Rebooted, then checked these updates again:

KB2876229 Hidden
KB2923545 Deleted again! hidden
KB2952664 Deleted again! not present
KB2970228 Deleted again! hidden
KB2977728 Not present
KB2978092 Deleted again! hidden
KB2990214 Not present
KB2994023 Deleted again! hidden
KB3021917 Not present
KB3022345 Not present
KB3035583 Not present Deleted again
KB3050265 Not present hidden
KB3068708 Not present hidden

Hid the ones I last uninstalled; this one appeared again and was re-uninstalled.

KB3035583 Not present Deleted again

Checked the Hidden files and listed which were safely (?) shown as hidden.

About to reboot -- HOPE this got it!
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06 Jun 2015   #90
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Sorry to hear it didn't work for you, maybe because you are trying to uninstall after the deployment. My post should be from before W10 nag started. I intentionally installed them on laptop, but haven't had the time to try things.
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