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Windows 7: Win 10 Upgrade Updates - List?

12 Dec 2015   #1
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 
Win 10 Upgrade Updates - List?

Is there a list of these annoying updates? If so, they should be sticky'd so that they can be avoided on clean installs. How many of them exist?

Regards


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12 Dec 2015   #2
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

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See Brinks solution below.
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12 Dec 2015   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tjg79 View Post
Is there a list of these annoying updates? If so, they should be sticky'd so that they can be avoided on clean installs. How many of them exist?

Regards
Hello Tjg,

No need to bother with all that. You can just disable the "Upgrade to Windows 10" update" using an option in the tutorial below instead.

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums
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12 Dec 2015   #4
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

Now that seems a whole lot easier. Thanks Brink
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12 Dec 2015   #5
jamis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Just want to make sure of things. If I don't have this key in my registry, then I'm safe from GWX?

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
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12 Dec 2015   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jamis,

Sorry, but no. That key is for the group policy, and is only added when you disable the "Upgrade to Windows 10" update using the tutorial above.
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12 Dec 2015   #7
CarlSD

Win 7 Professional 64 (Main PC)/Win 7 Home Premium 32 (Laptop)
 
 

I used to keep a list of W10 related updates (mostly obtained from these forums) to avoid when doing clean installs of Windows 7 but it eventually became difficult to keep track of them all - especially when MS keeps creating new ones and re-issuing older ones.

What I do now after a clean install of Windows 7 (with SP1 included) is this:

* Install all security updates (excluding .NET updates).
* Install all .NET security updates.
* Update to latest version of Internet Explorer.
* Install security updates for IE and any others which may appear.
* Install all recommended and optional updates up until the end of 2014 (i.e. don't install any from the start of 2015 onwards).
* Carefully check out each recommended/optional update from the start of 2015 then untick and hide any 'undesirables' (which is most of them).
* Keep going back and checking Windows Update until you have all of the security updates and the recommended/optional ones that you want.
* Set Windows Update to "Never check for updates" and just turn it on and check each Patch Tuesday.
* Install GWX Control Panel to (hopefully) stop any attempts by MS to 'sneak' W10 onto your system.

And, I always do an image of my system before installing any updates. In fact, I now wait a few days after Patch Tuesday before checking and installing any updates in case there's any problems with 'bad' updates.

I also run Windows 7 from a Standard user account with Windows Update only allowed to install updates from Administrator accounts ("Allow all users to install updates" unticked in WU settings).
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