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Windows 7: CompatTelRunner.exe help

16 Mar 2017   #11
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

CompatTelRunner is here to stay I'm afraid. That wasn't one of the updates that MS removed when they pushed out the removal of the GWX updates.

KB2952664 and its 8.1 equivalent KB2976978 aren't going anywhere. The 8.1 Update has even been slipstreamed/embedded into the latest 8.1 ISO's available from MS so there is no way it can be removed.
It seems that MS wants these updates on every 7 and 8.1 system. These updates will just keep getting reissued every time a new version is published regardless of whether a user has GWX or not.
Eventually they'll be pushed on to every system that accepts the "rollups", as MS stated it wanted to include all past patches in the cumulative updates.

The only thing you can do (in the case of 8.1) is disable the telemetry from running in Scheduled tasks. I have a list of tasks that can be disabled, but I won't be able to post it until I get home later today.

Also, are you running a pre-SP1 installation of 7? As you shouldn't have KB2977759 installed if you have SP1. That update is for the RTM (PRE-SP1) version of 7.


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16 Mar 2017   #12
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Have a look at your CBS logs.

thats where it shows up, IF you have >> still << got it showing you played around incorrectly with your windows updates

Roy
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04 Oct 2017   #13
Jeza

Wndows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
CompatTel.exe

To delete this in Wndows 7 go into safe mode and system 32 goto compatTel.exe and pull it out (the whole folder ) on to Desktop . use revo to uninstall it from Desktop by forcing uninstall,it does scan and lists of files to be deleted , delete them ,then use CCCleaner to repair registry ,boot out of safe mode and go into normal mode . Windows CompatTel.exe is gone and will not reappear unless you update from Windows update .
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