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Windows 7: how to go about removing or re-installing (many) Windows Updates

25 Mar 2017   #1
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 
how to go about removing or re-installing (many) Windows Updates

I'm at this stage where I am utterly convinced I have far too many updates on my system. Does anyone get this? When things start going wrong, is it right to suspect that an update has broken my operating system, utilities or applications?
If I could uninstall Windows monthly patches to prove myself wrong! What is my likely chances of success? How would I go about this?
In the remote past, I have only uninstalled about six patches at a time via the system protection feature. Whereas uninstalling the complete history of patches would take considerable effort. Yet, I am convinced the effort would be gratifying. Does that sound sensible?
Is there a ready-made tutorial , or can we conceive of what such tutorial would look like?
Where would you begin? Uninstall all unpdates by writting a single batch file? Uninstall monthly or yearly patches , either ascending or descending order? Online or offline? Uninstall security updates before system and office patches, or vice versa?
I have a file of all Updates, Security Updates and Hotfixes installed. The List is around 300 lines long. The Windows 7 Convenience Roll- up is about 120 lines long.


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25 Mar 2017   #2
torchwood

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

Iko,
the easiest way to clean up your comp, (and NO dont remove updates)
Use MS built in disk clean-up
check mark the system files option as well
It performs a 2 stage operation -Immediate and then when you next shutdown reboot, could take up to 30mins.

Roy
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25 Mar 2017   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
How many updates would you be happier with
I show about 333 but I have not updated in 2017 as of yet still waiting for another hdd to add more system images too before loading any.
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26 Mar 2017   #4
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Yeah, I mean uninstall and remove the patches. I don't think it wise just delete side-by-side files and treat them as if they were .temp files.
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26 Mar 2017   #5
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
How many updates would you be happier with
I show about 333 but I have not updated in 2017 as of yet still waiting for another hdd to add more system images too before loading any.
At the moment I'd be happier with reducing 'many' updates to zero updates on my system. Can't do that?
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26 Mar 2017   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can uninstall any update you want.
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26 Mar 2017   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
At the moment I'd be happier with reducing 'many' updates to zero updates on my system. Can't do that?
Hi,
That's a silly thing to want to do
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26 Mar 2017   #8
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I have 277 updates installed since July 2013, which was when I commissioned the computer.

It would be best just to leave your updates alone. If you uninstall them MS will very likely reinstall them again at the next update session.

If you run Windows Disc Clean up as Administrator it will clean up any remnants of Updates that are no longer required, but it does not remove the Updates.
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