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Windows 7: KB2952664 Back From The Dead, Again!

11 Feb 2017   #11
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I've been telling people for a while that those updates will keep reappearing every time a revised version is issued.

The Windows 8.1 equivalent is KB2976978 and is even embedded into the newest 8.1 ISO's - no way to remove it.
If people are expecting these updates to go away - they won't and MS has no intention of removing them.
And eventually they will (most likely) be included in the monthly rollups when they become fully cumulative. MS said it will include all past patches so I'm assuming this one will be included. Anyone who opts to install the monthly rollups might eventually have no choice but to install it.

This doesn't mean there will be another GWX though (the revised KB article even states it includes no GWX functionality in the update, this was obviously added later). Just my opinion, but I can't see another GWX happening now. MS even admitted in an article recently that they got too pushy with the upgrade.

This update includes Telemetry collection yes, but GWX I highly doubt it.


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11 Feb 2017   #12
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Installing the security only updates instead of the monthly roll-ups may avoid the nastier stuff.
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11 Feb 2017   #13
Painter

W7Pro/64
 
 

I thought W7 and W8 were no longer issuing individual updates. Everything is supposed to be bundled in either monthly rollups or security-only updates. I know .net, wrt and IE are separate, but these 2 are not in that category.
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11 Feb 2017   #14
ethel

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
windows updates

Thank you Callendar for the screenshot of windows update settings. I will have to change mine to make
sure it does not pop up again as an important update.
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11 Feb 2017   #15
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ethel View Post
Do they think we are all imbeciles?
Yes they do.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
lehnerus, like the Kevin Bloody Wilson reference, would've post the youtube video, but it would violate a few of the forum rules. Especially #1 and 9.
I used to work for Telecom (in the 1980s).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Installing the security only updates instead of the monthly roll-ups may avoid the nastier stuff.
I've been using the Security Only updates for that reason.

Here's a link for those who don't know where to go:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...update-history
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12 Feb 2017   #16
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Installing the security only updates instead of the monthly roll-ups may avoid the nastier stuff.
Those are the only updates I install now. Along with the .NET security updates. They're a much better option for me. I'm not looking forward to doing a clean install though as it'll be much more work!

I really wish MS would make the security only updates fully cumulative too. This would mean we could install just one update and be up to date security wise without installing all the extra rubbish!
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12 Feb 2017   #17
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

As soon as I saw 2664, I hid it.
So hard to find what it is for so..... GOOD-BYE!
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12 Feb 2017   #18
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

To uninstall the crap, paste it on a text file and rename as *.cmd
wusa /uninstall /kb:3035583 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:2952664 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:3068708 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:3022345 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:3075249 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:3080149 /quiet /norestart

On Register, paste it on a text file and rename as *.reg

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection]
"AllowTelemetry"=dword:00000000
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14 Feb 2017   #19
SherriBabee

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spc3rd View Post
Microsoft's 'deviousness' is downright appalling. Glad I still have the GWX Control Panel Monitor program installed on this computer!
Tks for posting this spc3rd just downloaded and im good
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16 Feb 2017   #20
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Apparently KB2952664 has been pulled and currently isn't available from the MS Update Catalog.

Source: No February 2017 Patch Tuesday

Quote:
Some updates, including the telemetry updates KB2952664 and KB2976978 have been pulled from the Microsoft Update Catalog as well.
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