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Windows 7: Windows 7 updates violating privacy

01 Mar 2016   #1
jooohn

windows 3.11
 
 
Windows 7 updates violating privacy

Hi,
I am reading on internet that last year have been released some udpates that violating privacy - data collecting and automatic sending : Telemetry in Windows 7
Updates :
KB3075249
KB3080149
KB3068708


I'd like to ask, if I remove these updates will this be all I need to do to prevent data collecting of my computer such as files on hard drive and so on ?
Or should I do some more work to prevent microsoft collecting my personal stuff ?

Thanks !


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01 Mar 2016   #2
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

I use this for windows ten and should work with 7. https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/
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20 Apr 2016   #3
jooohn

windows 3.11
 
 

What about fresh install of Windows 7 and adding Service Pack 1 ? Will this pack contain any spying updates ?
Thanks
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20 Apr 2016   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Its the Windows Updates that bring most of the telemetry KBs I thought. SP1 is a must, regardless of what KBs SP1 brings.
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21 Apr 2016   #5
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

To answer your question, yes you can remove those updates and then hide them the next time they appear in updates again.
Here are the most important updates to not install.
KB2952664 - Compatibility update for Windows 7 (SP1)
KB2977759 - Compatibility update for Windows 7 (RTM Only)
KB3021917 - Update to Windows 7 SP1 for performance improvements
KB3035583 - "Get Windows 10" App (System Tray Nagware/Telemetry)
KB3068708 - Update for customer experience diagnostic telemetry (replaces KB3022345)
KB3075249 - Update that adds telemetry points to UAC in Windows 7
KB3080149 - Update for customer experience diagnostic telemetry
KB3022345 - Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
KB3123862 - Updated capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
KB2990214 - Update that enables you to upgrade from Win7 to Win10

It is also a good idea to install the GWX control panel.
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21 Apr 2016   #6
MadMudMob

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

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21 Apr 2016   #7
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Did you download the stand alone version or the installer version? If your trying to get the same same goal as the OP I would go MeOnMine's route instead as its cleaner. GWX Control panel is also definitely a good addition I use that in monitor mode.
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21 Apr 2016   #8
MadMudMob

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thankyou for your reply. It was the installer version ... was that not correct?

If you say the other two programs are superior I will certainly look in to them.
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22 Apr 2016   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Have you done the basic's by typing this in the start menu search box ?
Change Customer Experience Improvement Program settings

See if you're oped in and opt out if so.

Others M$ programs have separate setting in their options like
Windows essentials Photo gallery/ Movie maker/ Office/..... that need to be opted out of the above is not a global opt out.
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22 Apr 2016   #10
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MeOnMine View Post
To answer your question, yes you can remove those updates and then hide them the next time they appear in updates again.
Here are the most important updates to not install.
KB2952664 - Compatibility update for Windows 7 (SP1)
KB2977759 - Compatibility update for Windows 7 (RTM Only)
KB3021917 - Update to Windows 7 SP1 for performance improvements
KB3035583 - "Get Windows 10" App (System Tray Nagware/Telemetry)
KB3068708 - Update for customer experience diagnostic telemetry (replaces KB3022345)
KB3075249 - Update that adds telemetry points to UAC in Windows 7
KB3080149 - Update for customer experience diagnostic telemetry
KB3022345 - Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
KB3123862 - Updated capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
KB2990214 - Update that enables you to upgrade from Win7 to Win10
Based upon what? Are there documented privacy issues with those updates?
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