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Windows 7: Trying to stop upgrade to Win 10 through Win 7 Update

09 Aug 2015   #1
meridius21

Windows 7 HP & Pro 64 bit
 
 
Trying to stop upgrade to Win 10 through Win 7 Update

I am trying to still get Windows Updates for Windows 7 but am trying to stop the upgrade to Windows 10. So far I have had to hide the following updates (also see attached), otherwise Windows Update starts the download process for Windows 10:

KB3035583 (I now believe this shows as 'Upgrade to Windows 10 Home')
KB3075851
KB2952664 (I had to remove this from installed updates)

I'm not to happy about this as I feel that Microsoft is trying to force me to install Windows 10. I don't know what to do next as I don't want to miss out on essential Windows 7 security updates.




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09 Aug 2015   #2
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Sorry, but for a long time into the future, MS is going to continue to try to force Win10 on us all. They've already change the KB number of the Win10 upgrade once -- probably to sidestep folks who HID the first KB. Don't be surprised if they do it again.

If I were you, I would change the Windows Update settings to notify you but not install updates. That will at least give you the opportunity to choose which updates to apply -- which, by the way, is a choice you will LOSE should you upgrade to WIN10!
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09 Aug 2015   #3
meridius21

Windows 7 HP & Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for letting me know. There is no way I would upgrade to Win 10 on my main laptop by choice, perhaps only on a test pc. I guess they are forcing this all onto us as they know that Windows 10 will make more money for them through paid online services and they don't want to keep managing previous software versions.

I forgot to mention that my Windows update settings are already set to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them" and I am still harassed by Microsoft. Also I did not even reserve a free copy of Windows 10. I guess the only way to really prevent this is to switch off Windows Update altogether but that defeats the purpose of being better protected.

There must be many very annoyed sysadmins out there...
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09 Aug 2015   #4
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think Mark Phelps is right. Never leave anything on automatic and carefully review what updates are you installing. The forum and other sites may show indication of what KBs are actually infected with the Win10 adware, hiding them will keep your computer clean of them. Of course this requires some more effort and research on your part.

Other than completely disabling and forget about Windows updates, I can't see a better way of keeping this nasty adware off the computer.
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12 Aug 2015   #5
meridius21

Windows 7 HP & Pro 64 bit
 
 

Well I am completely stuck as I have 11 important updates waiting to be installed and when I click to install them I get a message stating "Downloading Windows 10" which I then cancel. Not good at all. I wonder if anyone on this forum has found a workaround.
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12 Aug 2015   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Which, if any, of the following updates do you have installed?

KB2952664
KB2990214
KB3021917
KB3035583


KB2819745
KB3022345
KB3050265
KB3065987
KB3068708
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12 Aug 2015   #7
meridius21

Windows 7 HP & Pro 64 bit
 
 

OK here's the status of your list:

KB2952664 - Update Hidden but still reappears on installed updates
KB2990214 - Installed
KB3021917 - Installed
KB3035583 - Update Hidden


KB2819745 - Not Installed
KB3022345 - Installed
KB3050265 - Installed
KB3065987 - Installed
KB3068708 - Installed

I also attach updated screenshots of updates I have hidden and updates waiting to be installed.


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12 Aug 2015   #8
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I think all in the first group of 4 in my list are related to Windows 10 updating.

I'm less sure about the second group of 5, but I've seen it alleged that they are at least suspicious.

Make of that what you will and act accordingly.
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12 Aug 2015   #9
meridius21

Windows 7 HP & Pro 64 bit
 
 

Basically removing existing updates involves an element of risk that Windows Update will fail to work properly and produce errors.

I would say that this is one of the worst moments in the history of Microsoft as they are basically forcing users into either upgrading to Windows 10 or switching off Windows Update. Some of us don't have a spare 3GB to waste on this and I wish Microsoft would get the message sooner rather than later.

One of the reasons that so many companies carried on using Windows 7 is that it is stable and they did not wish to upgrade to Windows 8/8.1 but at least Microsoft then didn't put us into the position that we are in now.
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12 Aug 2015   #10
Richardc267

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
Sorry, but for a long time into the future, MS is going to continue to try to force Win10 on us all. They've already change the KB number of the Win10 upgrade once -- probably to sidestep folks who HID the first KB. Don't be surprised if they do it again.

If I were you, I would change the Windows Update settings to notify you but not install updates. That will at least give you the opportunity to choose which updates to apply -- which, by the way, is a choice you will LOSE should you upgrade to WIN10!
Which is why I'll never switch to 10. Good riddance.
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