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Windows 7: Reinstall Win7 what updates to avoid for telemetry & winX preparation?

08 Mar 2018   #21
Marie SWE

1xWin7 Home X64, 2xWin7 Pro x64, 1xWin 2008 R2 server. 1xWinXP Pro, 1xWin 2k and Linux Mint Mate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bat 1 View Post
If the OP posts the list can you repost it using black letters ? I can't read her posts cause the purple color cause Bat headaches due to the brain damage
Of corse I will post the list in Black :)
It was sad that you can not tolerate that color, I who love purple and writes with purple text color in all the forums that I am a member on.
A question is this purple color okay? Testing


Best Regards Marie



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08 Mar 2018   #22
Bat 1

8.1 home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marie SWE View Post
Of corse I will post the list in Black :)
It was sad that you can not tolerate that color, I who love purple and writes with purple text color in all the forums that I am a member on.
A question is this purple color okay? Testing


Best Regards Marie
You're free to post in whatever color, text size etc. is allowed. I just means that I won't be able to read the posts. Nothing else. It's a contrast thing due to brain damage from a case of meningitis I had a long time ago back in 2007. I had two offers to repost so no problems. One of my Best Mates on another forum always posts is Big Green Letters and that doesn't bother Me so who knows maybe one day I'll be able to tolerate purple and bright blue ? Don't think I'll ever tolerate a Dark Theme though
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08 Mar 2018   #23
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Many people are color blind, including me. I find the dark purple text very hard to read.
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08 Mar 2018   #24
Marie SWE

1xWin7 Home X64, 2xWin7 Pro x64, 1xWin 2008 R2 server. 1xWinXP Pro, 1xWin 2k and Linux Mint Mate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bat 1 View Post
You're free to post in whatever color, text size etc. is allowed. I just means that I won't be able to read the posts. Nothing else. It's a contrast thing due to brain damage from a case of meningitis I had a long time ago back in 2007. I had two offers to repost so no problems. One of my Best Mates on another forum always posts is Big Green Letters and that doesn't bother Me so who knows maybe one day I'll be able to tolerate purple and bright blue ? Don't think I'll ever tolerate a Dark Theme though
Okay, I understand. My sister had meningitis when she was little .. it's a really nasty thing to get.
Yes, I saw someone offered to post in black, but it's more fun for me if everyone can see what I'm writing.
So from now on, all my posts will become black in here, so it fits all people and forum themes.
Guess what I have for color themes in my computers .. both in Linux and Windows.
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08 Mar 2018   #25
Marie SWE

1xWin7 Home X64, 2xWin7 Pro x64, 1xWin 2008 R2 server. 1xWinXP Pro, 1xWin 2k and Linux Mint Mate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Many people are color blind, including me. I find the dark purple text very hard to read.
Okay. I haven't change the forum themes, so i have a white background so dark purple "feels" easy to read on white. but now I will stick to black text, when I know how you all feel for my colorful color choices.
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08 Mar 2018   #26
Bat 1

8.1 home x64
 
 

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08 Mar 2018   #27
Marie SWE

1xWin7 Home X64, 2xWin7 Pro x64, 1xWin 2008 R2 server. 1xWinXP Pro, 1xWin 2k and Linux Mint Mate
 
 

My document It's almost completely translated now and I've looked up some more facts.
But I'm sorry, I do not have time to complete it and post it now .. It's almost 04:00 o'clock and it's time for me to get some sleep.
tomorrow, tomorrow I will be back tomorrow.


see ya.:)
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08 Mar 2018   #28
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can't even read his writing using the black wide skin.

It's cool use what you want :)

Whenever I can`t see the font I just change the skin to read it, but I don't use the white themes, too much on my eyes
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08 Mar 2018   #29
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marie SWE View Post
Okay. I haven't change the forum themes, so i have a white background so dark purple "feels" easy to read on white. but now I will stick to black text, when I know how you all feel for my colorful color choices.
Thank you. It's not how we feel about your colorful color choices; it's a matter of being able to read your posts.
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09 Mar 2018   #30
Marie SWE

1xWin7 Home X64, 2xWin7 Pro x64, 1xWin 2008 R2 server. 1xWinXP Pro, 1xWin 2k and Linux Mint Mate
 
 

Hello again. :)

Okay.. Here is my version of "be aware of list"..

This list is focused on Win7, but there are also some Win8 KB's
It's KB's both for telemetry, Win10 related and some just a little naughty and can mess with the computer. As well as all KB's on windows update clients are listed at the end.
And a link to MS to windows update history and the KB's up to now.

I don't like MS ways to embed telemetry and the OS upgrade, so I have edited some posts in scheduler which collects the data. As a side effect, it has also calmed down the hard drive's activity. I also have edited a few posts in some reg files.
Since my operating system is in Swedish, then I didn't do any print screens to post.
And the most important Disabled WUC windows update client's automatic downloads of updates
I have also added two domain names to win telemetry that I have blocked in my Host file. And I have blocked googles spying also.

I hope this list is helpful and it's okay that i typed the KB-numbers in sequence rather than in categories. If you all think the list is okay/good, then I can put it in my first post in this thread, so it will be easy to find in the future.

Regards Marie :)


References for this list is.
Windows 7 Help Forums
https://www.********.com (ask woody but the forum censured the link)
https://support.microsoft.com
Resources and Tools for IT Professionals | TechNet
Microsoft Community

-------------------------------------------------------- Marie's be aware of KB-list -----------------------------------------------------
KB894199 hmm.. Description of Software Update Services and Windows Server Update Services changes in content for 2018
KB947821 System Update Readiness tool. This update can be useful in some situations: an update or SP1 might not install if a system file is damaged. The DISM or System Update Readiness tool may help to fix some Windows corruption errors
KB949810 Office Genuine Advantage Notification
KB971033 Update for activation and validation components in Windows Activation Technologies for Windows 7.

KB2505438 - Slow performance in applications that use the DirectWrite API on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 = It often breaks fonts
KB2506928 fixes an issue in which a link in an .html file that you open in Outlook does not work. This issue occurs on a Win7 that has IE9
KB2545698 (IE9)
KB2592687 Remote desktop protocol

KB2660075 Time and date if the time one is set to samoa
KB2670838 - Platform update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 = breaks AERO functionality and gives you blurry fonts on some websites. And brakes Resource monitor in 125DPI in classic mode

KB2719857 Fix for USB RNDIS device to connect to a 3G or 4G network in Windows 7 fix for a computer that is running Windows 7
KB2726535 Adds South sudan to the list o countries
KB2732059 fix for cannot open an .oxps file in Windows 7

KB2830477 Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) 8.1 client update
KB2834140 Stop error "0x00000050" after you install update 2670838 on a computer that is running Windows 7 SP1
KB2840149 security update for the Windows file system kernel-mode driver (ntfs.sys) Some have had some boot problems with it.
KB2876229 SKYPE
KB2882822 as of 07.10.13 Diagnostics Tracking Service, replaced by KB3068708; (Very fishy update that just popped up with not enough detail about it)

KB2902907 microsot security essentials ???? questionable or??++ win defender with not enough details...
KB2922324 – (reportedly pulled, uninstall it anyway if already installed)
KB2923545 RDP Remote desktop protocol
KB2938066 An update to harden Windows Server Update Services that further improves the security of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and the Windows Update Agent (WUA) (Fishy info)
KB2952664 - is the Windows 7 nagware patch that touts the Windows 10 upgrade. Prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10 (sends a bunch of telemetry data to M$, reported to corrupt system files)
KB2966583–Improvements for the System Update Readiness Tool in Windows 7
KB2970228 Russian ruble symbol
KB2976897 Recomended to uninstall from microsoft
KB2976978 - the Windows 8/8.1 nagware patch that touts the Windows 10 upgrade.
KB2976987 telemetry?? Description not available on Microsoft
prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10 (sends a bunch of telemetry data to M$, reported to corrupt system files)
KB2977759 – prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10, installs telemetry
KB2978092 Graphics software or applications crash
KB2982791 Recomended to uninstall from microsoft
KB2990214 - update that supports you to upgrade to a later version of Windows Win7
KB2994023 Remote desktop session constantly disconnects and reconnects
KB2999226 win10 universal CRT

KB3006137 Update changes the currency symbol of Lithuania from the Lithuanian litas (Lt) to the euro (€) in Windows
KB3012973 Force trigger download and install of win10
KB3013531 Some says win10 ralated MS says to support copying .mkv files to Windows Phone from a computer that is running Windows
KB3014406 Some says fishy MS says: fix for Startup delay occurs after you disable IPv6 in Windows
KB3014460 – Windows 8 - Nags you to install Windows 10 technical preview
KB3015249 – Telemetry, reports UAC prompt choices when making changes to the system
KB3021917 – prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10 (CEIP) This update performs diagnostics in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) in order to determine whether performance issues may be encountered when the latest Windows operating system is installed. Telemetry is sent back to Microsoft for those computers that participate in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP).
KB3022345 – installs diagnostic/usage tracking service, reported to corrupt system files, went through 3 versions
KB3029606 Telemetry?? Update to improve Bluetooth driver diagnosis in Windows 8.1
KB3032359 IE update that can mess some..
KB3035583 – "Get Windows 10" App (System Tray Nagware/Telemetry) pitches the free Windows 10 upgrade
KB3038314 messing with set default search provider..
KB3040272 fix.. Start time increases after another language pack is added to Windows.. very little info.
KB3042058 (microsoft claims its a security update, but it contains winlogon spying)
KB3044374 - update that supports you to upgrade to a later version of Windows Win8
KB3045645 Some says win10 related. MS says: Update to force a UAC prompt when a customized .sdb file is created in Windows. little info.
kb3046480 Update helps to determine whether to migrate thr .net Framework 1.1 when you upgrade windows8.1 or windows7 more info
KB3048043 Some had problems with corrupted files when installed. MS Says: fix for Screen flickers or becomes blank when you drag tiles on the Start screen in Windows
KB3050265 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: June 2015 = WU service updated to accept upgrade to W10 + other fixes
KB3050267 – Windows 8 - prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10
KB3054476 A little bit fishy, no real info and many avoid it. MS says:This update helps Microsoft improve the experiences when users run stream.sys driver-based applications in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1
KB3064683 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8)
KB3065987 – win7 makes “improvements” to the windows update client (really Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7)
KB3065988 - win8 makes “improvements” to the windows update client (really Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8)
KB3068707 - Customer experience telemetry points (update appears to be nuked from microsoft.com)
KB3068708 – installs telemetry service, prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10
KB3070773 Telemetry Win o IE
KB3072318 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 8)
KB3074677 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
KB3075249 – Telemetry, reports UAC prompts to Microsoft
KB3075851 – makes “improvements” to the windows update client (really Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7)
KB3075853 - updated Windows Update stuff for the upgrade process (really Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8)
KB3077715 Some says bad and win10 related MS says: August 2015 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems
KB3078667 Some says bad and win10 related. MS says: fix for System malfunction because memory leak occurs in dwm.exe in Windows 7
KB3080079 Some have said bad win10/telemetry.. MS says: Update to add RDS support for TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 in Windows 7
KB3080149 – Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry, CEIP
KB3080351 Win10 related
KB3081437 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
KB3081454 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
KB3081954 (Telemetry Update for Windows 7)
KB3083225 Some says Telemetry. No info avalible on MS
KB3083324 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 7)
KB3083325 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 8)
KB3083710 replacing kb3083324
KB3083711 Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: October 2015 ()
KB3086255 (Flagged as an Important update. It disables SafeDisc games in Windows Vista, 7, and 8/8.1)
KB3088195 (Miscorosft Claims it's a security update but also has a key logger on the Kernel Level)
KB3090045 (Windows 10 Upgrade Update for Windows 7/8)
KB3093983 (Microsoft claims it's a security update but it contains IE spying)
KB3095649 Some says win10 related MS says: Fixes a crash in Win32k.sys in Windows 7 SP1
KB3097877 can get desktop gadgets stop working
KB3097966 Some says Telemetry and win10 related.. MS says:Microsoft security advisory: Inadvertently disclosed digital certificates could allow spoofing: October 13, 2015

KB3102429 Update that supports Azerbaijani Manat and Georgian Lari currency symbols in Windows
KB3102810 May be sensible .. in some cases .. (Fixes an issue regarding long wait while searching for Windows Updates but also has Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 7)
KB3102812 (Fixes an issue regarding long wait while searching for Windows Updates but also has Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 8)
KB3106614 Security update for Silverlight to address remote code execution: December 8, 2015
KB3107998 (Removes Lenovo USB Blocker)
KB3112148 December 2015, cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems
KB3112336 is update for Windows 8.1 users. Both are for making your upgrade to windows 10 easier and better
KB3112343 is the update for Windows 7 users. Both are for making your upgrade to windows 10 easier and better
KB3114409 May cause Outlook 2010 to crash
KB3118401 Update Universal C Runtime (CRT) Windows 10 universal CRT
KB3123862 Telemetry adds capabilities to some computers that lets users easily learn about Windows 10 or start an upgrade to Windows 10. (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7 & 8)
KB3124263 Cumulative security update for Windows 10
KB3125574 win7 SP2?? Ms call it Convenience rollup update for Windows 7 SP1.(((if you do want total control over the updates that may contains telemetry and so on. Skip this one and take them one by one.)))
KB3135445 it is a fix to the WU client (it maybe a Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7)
KB3135449 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8)
KB3138612 win10 related (Fishy update to for Windows Updates)
KB3138615 win10 related
KB3139923 Found this info on ask woody. KB3075249 is no longer offered anymore as it is superseded by KB3139923-v2. MS says: Fix for Windows installer (MSI) repair doesn't work when MSI package is installed on an HTTP share in Windows
KB3139929 Cumulative security update for IE, carries KB3146449, Woody says avoid (Fishy update for Windows 7/8 to Windows 10 Upgrade)
KB3141092 Installed itself on LH computer 3/3/16 even though not selected, reportedly piggybacks on Security Update KB3134814 if IE11 is installed
KB3143736 After you install security update 3093983, Oracle Siebel CRM crashes in the Mshtml.dll file and returns code "c0000602" in Internet Explorer.
KB3146449 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7/8)
KB3146706 - Security update for Windows OLE. Not needed. Break pirate copies of Windows 7.
KB3148198 important but worrying - Cumulative update for IE11. Includes previous Windows 10 preparation.
KB3150513 this one only gets offered if you have one of the previous Telemetry updates installed (KB2977759, KB2952664, or KB2976978), so it hasn't shown up on any of my systems
KB3150513 Looks like it needs to be added to the list of updates to block/prevent.
KB3154996 After you install security update 3100773, you discover that you can't type Korean characters correctly by using the Korean Hangul input method editor (IME) in Internet Explorer 11.
KB3156417 -May 2016 non security update rollup for Windows 7 SP1
KB3159398 I read that several users have decided to postpone the patch KB3159398 for certain problems that it causes :
KB3159706 is intended to sync and distribute Windows 10 upgrades
KB3161102 Removes Windows Journal component.
KB3161608 - June 2016 Update Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 (Includes Windows Update Client for Windows 7: June 2016) contains some telemetry.
KB3167679 MS-says: Description of the security update for Windows authentication methods: August 9, 2016.. But,KB3167679 breaks password changing on Win7 joined in NT style domain (samba 3.6.23)(This info found on Microsoft TechNet)
3170735 Is on many block lists. Says Win 10 related. MS says:July 2016 Update for Windows Journal... No real info about what it is in it.
KB3173040 - Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 end of free upgrade offer notification

--------> KB3184143 Remove software related to the Windows 10 free upgrade offer. <-----------

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Windows Update Client list Win7 WUC updates.

KB2990214 - Apr '15 - WUC: enables ability to upgrade to Win10
KB3050265 - Jun '15 - WUC: allows Group Policy to set "DisableOS Upgrade" key (replaces 2990214)
KB3065987 - Jul '15 - WUC: unspecified "improvements" (replaces 3050265)
KB3075851 - Aug '15 - WUC: fixes mess due to KB3065987 [cuts down WUC memory usage, but hides Update notifications if GWX app is active] (replaces 3065987)
KB3083324 - Sep '15 - WUC: unspecified "improvements" (replaces 3075851)
KB3083710 - Oct '15 - WUC: unspecified "improvements" (replaces 3083324)
KB3102810 - Nov '15 - WUC: fixes slow updates & high CPU usage (doesn't replace any previous updates)
KB3112343 Dec '15 WUC: fix for issues with 3050265, e.g., "8007000E" error message (doesn't replace any previous updates)
KB3135445 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: February 2016
KB3138612 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: March 2016
KB3161647 Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: June 2016

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Block win telemetry domains in Host file.

vortex-win.data.microsoft.com
settings-win.data.microsoft.com


---------------------------- Monthly rolups begin here ----------------
KB3172605 July 2016 update rollup includes some new improvements and fixes including the improvements from June 2016 update roll up KB3161608 for the Windows 7 SP1

KB3179573 August 2016 update rollup includes some new improvements and fixes for the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

KB3185278 September qality rollup The September 2016 update rollup includes some new improvements and fixes for the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

-------- Download rollups.. Listing both security only AND monthly quality rollups. -----------
Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 update history https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4009469
https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/

2018-02 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB4075211
2018-02 Monthly Rollup - KB4074598 Unknown if it has spectre/meltdown patch
2018-02 Security-only update - KB4074587 Unknown if it has spectre/meltdown patch
2018-01 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB4057400
2018-01 Monthly Rollup - KB4056894 Contains spectre/meltdown patch
2018-01 Security-only update - KB4056897 Contains spectre/meltdown patch
2017-12 Monthly Rollup - KB4054518
2017-12 Security-only update - KB4054521
2017-11 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB4051034
2017-11 Monthly Rollup - KB4048957
2017-11 Security-only update - KB4048960
2017-10 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB4041686
2017-10 Monthly Rollup - KB4041681
2017-10 Security-only update - KB4041678
2017-09 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB4038803
2017-09 Monthly Rollup - KB4038777
2017-09 Security-only update - KB4038779
2017-08 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB4034670
2017-08 Monthly Rollup - KB4034664
2017-08 Security-only update - KB4034679
2017-07 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB4025340
2017-07 Monthly Rollup - KB4025341
2017-07 Security-only update - KB4025337
2017-06 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB4022168
2017-06 Monthly Rollup - KB4022719
2017-06 Security-only update - KB4022722
2017-05 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB4019265
2017-05 Monthly Rollup - KB4019264
2017-05 Security-only update - KB4019263
2017-04 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB4015552
2017-04 Security-only update - KB4015546
2017-04 Monthly Rollup - KB4015549
2017-03 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB4012218
2017-03 Monthly Rollup - KB4012215
2017-03 Security-only Update - KB 4012212
2017-01 Monthly Rollup - KB3212646
2017-01 Security-only update - KB3212642
2016-12 Monthly Rollup - KB3207752
2016-12 Security-only update - KB3205394
2016-11 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB3197869
2016-11 Security-only update - KB3197867
2016-11 Monthly Rollup - KB3197868
2016-10 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB3192403
2016-10 Security only update - KB3192391
2016-10 Monthly rollup - KB3185330
2016-09 - KB3185278
2016-08 - KB3179573
2016-07 - KB3172605


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Added information about update KB947821
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