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Windows 7: Avoiding the Windows 10 Update Bully with Windows 7 Updates

07 Dec 2015   #1
HenriK37

Win7 Home Premium x86/Win7 Pro x64
 
 
Avoiding the Windows 10 Update Bully with Windows 7 Updates

It is my understanding that one can avoid getting harassed by the Windows 10 update bully is one simply refuses to allow some Windows 7 updates to install. Is this notion correct?

My notes indicate that one should NOT install the KB2952664 and KM3035583 Windows 7 updates to avoid the Windows 10 update bully. Are these two updates the only ones to be avoided? Are there others to avoid? Has someone published an up-to-date list of the Windows 7 updates to avoid? Are their dangers from not installing certain Windows 7 updates?

Guidance, whether that is reference to tutorial(s), direction to previous posts, or anything else would be deeply appreciated.


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09 Dec 2015   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes Henrik especially KB3035533 the other thing you can do is that if by chnace and soem VERY bad luck that KB gets installed you can use this Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums - use the disable registry chnage download and then 10 cannot upgrade your machine.
You can tell if it has been downloaded by looking in the registry for GWX in the HKEYs LOCAL MACHINE and CURRENT USER > Software and > Microsoft > just keep opening out to see if it is there unfortunately they have blocked anyone from deleting that entry so it is there for good unless you clean install again after wiping the drive and set updates to let you choose what to download and install.

Plus in the same situation you can just get rid of that rotten nag icon on the task bar by customising the Notifications area it to not show the icon or notifications, and if you go to the Task Manager find the GWX and end the process to cover most options .


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09 Dec 2015   #3
jamis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

I was able to delete the GWX entry in the registry without any warning, or prevention. I suspect it was there from when I allowed the first two or three W10 prep. updates to be installed. I have since hidden all of the W10 updates. I'll check again after this latest updates get installed.
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09 Dec 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I check for GWX every time I install Windows 7 Updates.
It seems to sneak in even when I check the KB's for W-10 B/S.
The last batch of Windows 7 updates stated nothing about W-10 but still installed GWX in three registry places.
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09 Dec 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

This is the new kid on the block to take notice of,
And M$ was so kind to make it an Important update too
Probably the one that got you Jack,
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3112343
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10 Dec 2015   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Seems to me that whatever we do to prevent 10 crapware getting into our machines despite whatever OS one is using Microsoft still have this "you will have it and you will like it" attitude.

Frankly I think the whole issue is quite unethical, immoral, and a slap in the face for those of us who have spent a great deal of money over the years on their products. If there were an alternative I would be seriously thinking of going over to it.

It is the epitome of greed in my mind
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10 Dec 2015   #7
derekimo

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John, you should uncheck this box in your settings, this is from your post above,

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That keeps recommended updates out of the important area.


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10 Dec 2015   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok will do.
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10 Dec 2015   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Well this is the first time I've seen a win-10 related update as Important
So yes it is getting quite questionable on how things will go in the future especially hiding a Important update :/
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10 Dec 2015   #10
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

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