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Windows 7: Confused about avoiding any win 10 updates

24 Feb 2016   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I believe windows restore points are not very reliable and only leave the os in a confused state.
They really are unreliable in completely undoing windows updates.

They seem to always leave fragments of programs which were uninstalled at one point
I clean what ever windows restore points exist before doing a system image.


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10 Mar 2016   #12
ididntdoit

Windows 7 professional
 
 

More help please
After a bit more reading here I have found that I have KB3031917 and KB2952664 installed.
Also looking in the win32 folder I found 2 GWX and also found it by following regedit/hkey-local/windows --ect
What do I do now
Do I right click delete the gwx folder in regedit and also uninstall the two KB's
Will doing that also remove it from the win32 folder
Should I create an image first, or is it safe to just get rid


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10 Mar 2016   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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10 Mar 2016   #14
ididntdoit

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Thank you for your reply
I already ran the option that was in your first link --- this one below, which then found the two KB's Ive still got
  1. Type powershell an
  2. ap on the Windows-key, type cmd and hit enter.
  3. d hit enter.
  4. Use the command get-hotfix -id

Also I have already done your second link via the Option 2 method -- this route, Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Update (as the picture below )but must of done it whilst the two kbs were not ret removed



So to now remove the two KBs that I have do I just go to installed updates and uninstall or do I go --
Use the command wusa /uninstall /kb:2952664 to uninstall a patch.

Im thinking that Controll panel/view installed updates and then right click remove sounds easier to me but is that the same thing as using the command line thing, and by installing those 2 kbs will that remove the gwx folders I found or will I have to remove those separately.

Told you I was confused !
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10 Mar 2016   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I'd use the elevated power shell.
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10 Mar 2016   #16
ididntdoit

Windows 7 professional
 
 

Is there a reason to use that other than right click - delete. The powershell thing looks scary
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10 Mar 2016   #17
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

You can do it either way.
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10 Mar 2016   #18
ididntdoit

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