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Windows 7: PSA: One of the updates today installs gwx despite group policy

20 Jan 2016   #1
Jpow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
PSA: One of the updates today installs gwx despite group policy

Just did updates today, 1 important and 4 optional. Have not researched yet which one exactly but one of those put GWX back on my PC despite having previously disabled OS Upgrades through group policy. When I checked my group policy is was set back to "Not Configured".

KB915597
KB2952664
KB3102429
KB3035583
KB3112148

Edit: Seems like KB3035583 and KB2952664 are the culprits.


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21 Jan 2016   #2
ICIT2LOL

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

Hello Jpow mate if you want to get rid of 10 stuff try this Ultimate Outsider - Software Downloads I have it on all my machines and it hunts out that 10 stuff.

I also delete any GWX entries in my registry HKEYS - LOCAL_MACHINE and CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft> Windows > Current version - right clcik and delete.
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21 Jan 2016   #3
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jpow View Post

Edit: Seems like KB3035583 and KB2952664 are the culprits.
Them 2 would be it, you should remove them.

Jerry
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21 Jan 2016   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Jpow,
In August of 2015, you posted that you had removed "every possible gwx and related windows updates". If you removed KB3080351 (which first came out before August), then what good is setting the group policy setting that you mentioned? What app is going to read that GPO setting?
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21 Jan 2016   #5
Jpow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just to take every precaution against it. I previously removed and hidden any gwx related updates i could find, including the ones in the sticky thread above, not sure why those two appeared again.

@ICIT2LOL just installed this today -thanks
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21 Jan 2016   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Those two appeared again because those two were changed...
...so, you will get the again.


https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2952664
Quote:
Article ID: 2952664 - Last Review: 01/12/2016 18:34:00 - Revision: 16.0

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3035583
Quote:
Article ID: 3035583 - Last Review: 12/15/2015 17:19:00 - Revision: 7.0

If you removed KB3080351, then your group policy setting might be worthless.
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22 Jan 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

HI
Yep repeaters get used to it and review the updates before you download and install them

Group policy does not stop updates from being downloaded it only might stop the install from completing successfully or being run that's all.
10 might actually still download
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