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

11 Mar 2019   #51
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 Megahertz07 View Post
Welcome back Marie.
I have installed the security only updates from MS catalog - Win 7 SP1 update history.
I have installed and run Spybot Anti-Beacon Spybot Anti-Beacon - Spybot Anti-Malware and Antivirus : Spybot Anti-Malware and Antivirus

You can use Dism++ (it will tell you witch update to avoid to skip telemetry. https://www.chuyu.me/en/index.html
Thanks
I also only install security updates from MS catalog.
But it isn't obviously written in MS catalog if the updates contain specter and meltdown. and whether the updates cause more problems than they protect

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I stopped installing updates and rolled back to December 2017. There were just too many broken updates starting in 2018. The absolute worst was the "fix" for Spectre/Meltdown bug. It so badly crippled my computer, it was pretty much useless.
I also stopped installing the updates in December 2017 just to wait for them to stop pushing the spectre-meltdown updates.
And in end of May 2018 my life started to become a bit stressful, so I didn't have the time or energy to think about my computers..
And it doesn't feel good to have computers with one year without security updates

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Welcome back Marie SWE .
Thanks.


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11 Mar 2019   #52
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Marie SWE,

A quick, safe and easy way to update is to use DISM++!

DISM++ - Basic Overview

DISM++ is a FREE implementation tool that has the ability to perform Windows Updates [WU]. Some of the advantages [but not all] are:

[1] The GUI is very easy to understand and use.
[2] It is much faster than M$ís WU because it uses a different engine.
[3] It downloads the latest WU DB from the M$ servers, scans your OS, and then lists the updates available.
[4] It doesnít install superseded updates like M$ does.
[5] It gives you the option of what you want to install.
[6] The pre-ticked updates are what is recommended and are similar to the WU critical and recommended updates. The un-ticked updates are similar to the WU optional updates.

[7] It warns you if an update:
  • Includes telemetry.
  • Has known issues with certain hardware.
  • Needs exclusive access.
  • Is suspect.
  • Your OS doesn't need it.
  • Has any other known issues.
[8] It doesnít require re-booting between updates.
[9] It can be used to either update an install.wim image OFFLINE, or to update the LIVE OS.

I hope this helps!
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12 Mar 2019   #53
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 Paul Black View Post
Hi Marie SWE,

A quick, safe and easy way to update is to use DISM++!

DISM++ - Basic Overview

DISM++ is a FREE implementation tool that has the ability to perform Windows Updates [WU]. Some of the advantages [but not all] are:

[1] The GUI is very easy to understand and use.
[2] It is much faster than M$ís WU because it uses a different engine.
[3] It downloads the latest WU DB from the M$ servers, scans your OS, and then lists the updates available.
[4] It doesnít install superseded updates like M$ does.
[5] It gives you the option of what you want to install.
[6] The pre-ticked updates are what is recommended and are similar to the WU critical and recommended updates. The un-ticked updates are similar to the WU optional updates.

[7] It warns you if an update:
  • Includes telemetry.
  • Has known issues with certain hardware.
  • Needs exclusive access.
  • Is suspect.
  • Your OS doesn't need it.
  • Has any other known issues.
[8] It doesnít require re-booting between updates.
[9] It can be used to either update an install.wim image OFFLINE, or to update the LIVE OS.

I hope this helps!
Thank you for the tip.
I don't want to use third-party applications for windows updates. maybe I can have a lab computer running the program to get the messages, but to install the updates manually on my others computers.

I guess I have to use google and search the KB updates to see which of these KB's I listed, should and should not install.
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12 Mar 2019   #54
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marie SWE View Post
I plan to put the list in my first post soon so everyone easily can find the list
Is there anyone else who has a point of view or would like to add something to the list I posted on page 3? KB-list
I intend to include the CMD file as dg1261 created include dg1261's description as goes with it.

Any thoughts??

The list i have from the fellow who built my computer, has 18 updates. You have only 11.

2952664 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
2976978 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
2977759 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)

2990214 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
3021917 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation + Telemetry)
3022345 (Telemetry); may affect System File Checker

3035583 (Windows 10 upgrade preparation)
3050265 (a June 2015 replacement for 2990214)
3065987 (a July 2015 replacement for 2990214) might allow a way to block other Win 10 related KBs.

3068708 (Telemetry) (a later replacement for 3022345)
3075249 (Telemetry); first seen 8/19/15
3080149 (Telemetry); first seen 8/19/15

3090045 (update revision)
3112343 (Windows 10 attack vector)
3123862 (Upgrade vector)

3133977 (Windows 7 'Bitlocker' = Asus landmine)
3139929 SECURITY update that includes ad-ware
317304 The final nag
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12 Mar 2019   #55
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 RoWin7 View Post
The list i have from the fellow who built my computer, has 18 updates. You have only 11.

2952664 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
2976978 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
2977759 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)

2990214 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
3021917 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation + Telemetry)
3022345 (Telemetry); may affect System File Checker

3035583 (Windows 10 upgrade preparation)
3050265 (a June 2015 replacement for 2990214)
3065987 (a July 2015 replacement for 2990214) might allow a way to block other Win 10 related KBs.

3068708 (Telemetry) (a later replacement for 3022345)
3075249 (Telemetry); first seen 8/19/15
3080149 (Telemetry); first seen 8/19/15

3090045 (update revision)
3112343 (Windows 10 attack vector)
3123862 (Upgrade vector)

3133977 (Windows 7 'Bitlocker' = Asus landmine)
3139929 SECURITY update that includes ad-ware
317304 The final nag
3173040 you missed a zero at the end.. i guess/hope it was a typo
All of this above is listed in my list on page 3
I didn't list 3133977 Bitlocker.. since it is not telemetry or windows 10 related.. and it's works on my computers
I thank you for your message. And I added your tip about 3133977.
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12 Mar 2019   #56
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Remove telemetry updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 . GitHub

That has a list of updates to avoid and a script that will check for them. Check the last post.
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13 Hours Ago   #57
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi Marie SWE,

A quick, safe and easy way to update is to use DISM++!

DISM++ - Basic Overview

DISM++ is a FREE implementation tool that has the ability to perform Windows Updates [WU]. Some of the advantages [but not all] are:

[1] The GUI is very easy to understand and use.
[2] It is much faster than M$ís WU because it uses a different engine.
[3] It downloads the latest WU DB from the M$ servers, scans your OS, and then lists the updates available.
[4] It doesnít install superseded updates like M$ does.
[5] It gives you the option of what you want to install.
[6] The pre-ticked updates are what is recommended and are similar to the WU critical and recommended updates. The un-ticked updates are similar to the WU optional updates.

[7] It warns you if an update:
  • Includes telemetry.
  • Has known issues with certain hardware.
  • Needs exclusive access.
  • Is suspect.
  • Your OS doesn't need it.
  • Has any other known issues.
[8] It doesnít require re-booting between updates.
[9] It can be used to either update an install.wim image OFFLINE, or to update the LIVE OS.

I hope this helps!
Do have a link and instructions for this?
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13 Hours Ago   #58
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

https://www.chuyu.me/en/index.html

The UI is very obvious.

I am just about to update install.wim, so will take some screenshots.
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12 Hours Ago   #59
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

To update the current running OS ( C: highlighted in blue ), just click updates in left pane, then scan at bottom right.

Reinstall Win7 what updates to avoid for telemetry & winX preparation?-1.jpg


To install updates into Install.wim - click File > Mount image

Reinstall Win7 what updates to avoid for telemetry & winX preparation?-mount1.jpg


Browse to install.wim and the mount folder. Select which image to mount in the Target Image dropdown ( I selected 1. HomeBasic ). click ok.

Reinstall Win7 what updates to avoid for telemetry & winX preparation?-mount2.jpg

It mounts in a few seconds. Make sure it is highlighted in blue, then click open session.

Reinstall Win7 what updates to avoid for telemetry & winX preparation?-open-session.jpg


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12 Hours Ago   #60
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Select Updates in left pane, then click Scan

Reinstall Win7 what updates to avoid for telemetry & winX preparation?-scan1.jpg

It will download the MS database (wsusscn2.cab ) and scans the highlighted OS. Then pops up a list with recommended security already ticked

Reinstall Win7 what updates to avoid for telemetry & winX preparation?-scan4.jpg


You can scroll down and tick some optionals, like this:

Reinstall Win7 what updates to avoid for telemetry & winX preparation?-scan6.jpg

Then click install at bottom right and off she goes. If you have ticked something with telemetry or known issues, it will pop up a window so you can avoid installing it.

Reinstall Win7 what updates to avoid for telemetry & winX preparation?-scan9.jpg


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