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Windows 7: How to setup win7 so it doesn't prompt the upgrade to 10 & no tracking

20 Mar 2016   #1
TheGreyWizard

Windows 7 64
 
 
How to setup win7 so it doesn't prompt the upgrade to 10 & no tracking

So obviously windows is pushing the alerts hard to upgrade to windows 10, but I don't want anything to do with windows 10

So how do I permanently disable the alert to upgrade to win10?

Also a big issue with 10 is the tracking they are implementing and are also pushing this tracking into win7 - so how do I disable these new win10 style tracking/data collection abilities?

And I'd also like to setup win7 to just install major updates to avoid it resetting these changes within my win7 install with "regular" updates?


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20 Mar 2016   #2
indianacarnie

 

Here's a tutorial on our sister site that may help you : Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

For the third part of your question, just choose important updates (not recommended updates) in your update settings.
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20 Mar 2016   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You simply don`t install any updates or you can try the GWX control panel, I personally have never had to install the control panel.

Ultimate Outsider - Software Downloads

Ultimate Outsider: Using GWX Control Panel to Permanently Remove the 'Get Windows 10' Icon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pcmDTDRGgA

Updates not to Install

KB2876229 SKYPE, If you want Skype then install it.
KB2923545 RDP
KB2970228
KB3035583
KB2990214
KB3021917
KB3068708 Telemetry
KB2592687
KB2660075
KB2506928
KB2952664 x2
KB3050265
KB2726535
KB2994023
KB3022345 Replaced by KB3068708 Telemetry

KB3022345 Caused false sfc result
KB2545698 (IE9)
KB3065987
KB3077715
KB3078667
KB3080149 Telemetry
KB3075249 Telemetry
KB2999226
KB3083710
KB3097966
KB3095649
KB3102810 Fixes slow Windows update, I don`t need it.
KB3107998
KB3097877 Cause sidebar to stop working
KB3102429 Foreign Currency update (Useless)
KB3112343 Windows Update Client

KB3135445 Windows Update Client

KB3123862 Windows 10

KB3138612 Windows update Client


As recommended have your update settings like this.


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24 Mar 2016   #4
genetics73

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Go to this site: https://tweakhound.com/2015/11/01/re...n-windows-7-2/ . It is the best disinfectant against Windows 10. I am using it monthly because Microsoft insists on helping us yokels to move upscale . Look for a download link "block_GWX_final.zip". Extract and run the bat file.
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