How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8


  1. Posts : 155
    Windows 7 - 64 bit
       #1011

    I am curious as to why KB3161608 (June 2016 update rollup for Windows 7 SP1) appears on many lists here. I didn't install at first because it didn't originally list what was included, but looking again, I didn't see anything particularly onerous:

    This update package fixes the issues that are documented in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:

    I understand many folks don't install anything that doesn't relate to security, but many issues involve compatibility with hardware / software they may or may not have. My approach is, as long as it's not doing anything I don't approve of (i.e installing new OS, telemetering, etc.)

    I don't know if anyone else does this but Belarc Advisor provides an easy way to list all missing updates as well as installed updates. I check this list every once and a while to see if anything snuck by. Being searchable, it makes it much easier to see what's in / out than scrolling down in windows.
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  2. Posts : 1,797
    Win 7 Ultimate, Win 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
       #1012

    The OP originally included updates to the Windows update client. As these have continually been released they've been included in some users updated lists. As the update rollup includes another WU client update then it's also been included for anyone who wants to completely avoid them.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #1013

    GWX control panel works well. Ultimate Outsider - Software Downloads
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  4. Posts : 155
    Windows 7 - 64 bit
       #1014

    GWX control panel works well. Ultimate Outsider - Software Downloads
    GWX Control Panel has been mentioned extensively in this thread. There's also "Never10" from Gibson Research. Those stop your PC from having Win10 installed.

    But, AFAIK, they don't stop any of Win10's features (Tracking) from being added to Win7 and 8 which MS has foisted upon us in various other KB's.


    The OP originally included updates to the Windows update client. As these have continually been released they've been included in some users updated lists. As the update rollup includes another WU client update then it's also been included for anyone who wants to completely avoid them.
    I was just curious as to what was in the various WU fixes, changes, updates, etc that were the cause of concern.
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  5. Posts : 1,797
    Win 7 Ultimate, Win 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
       #1015

    In all the WU clients there has been a wu.upgrade.ps.dll file included. These can place a Windows 10 offer in the Windows update control panel. However, this doesn't seem to do anything unless KB2952664 and KB3035583 are installed. Haven't looked into it in detail but they all seem to work together.
    Those updates also add the reg/group policy settings to avoid the upgrade when set.

    Personally, I don't have a problem installing these as they do improve my update scans on new installs.
    But some people want to avoid these updates completely, which is understandable.

    I'm sure all these things will be removed after the end of the month anyway. There won't be any need for them.
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  6. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #1016

    Brds7t7 posted all of them
    Here are the ones I avoid
    Of course some 1-2 are related to remote desktop stuff
    KB2952664
    KB2999226
    KB3035583
    KB3075249
    KB3013531
    KB3021917
    KB3068708
    KB3080149
    KB3123862
    KB3150513
    KB3173040
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  7. Posts : 353
    64-bit Windows 7 Professional
       #1017

    In a short while to finish offering free upgrade to W10.
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  8. Posts : 8
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #1018

    I had to install KB3161608 to stop Windows Update svchost using 100% of 1 core... is there anything nasty in it?
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  9. Posts : 4,776
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #1019

    Darkfalz said:
    I had to install KB3161608 to stop Windows Update svchost using 100% of 1 core... is there anything nasty in it?
    Not really nasty. Just some telemetry. See here:

    Whatever happened to that promised Windows 7 convenience rollup?
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  10. Posts : 1,797
    Win 7 Ultimate, Win 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
       #1020

    Callender said:
    Darkfalz said:
    I had to install KB3161608 to stop Windows Update svchost using 100% of 1 core... is there anything nasty in it?
    Not really nasty. Just some telemetry. See here:

    Whatever happened to that promised Windows 7 convenience rollup?
    No telemetry in KB3161608, those telemetry patches are included in the convenience rollup but not the June update rollup.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/3125574
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