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

30 Aug 2016   #1041

Windows 7 - 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Warrior View Post
So cant get rid of it. I couldnt anyway.
If you know how - do tell
This is method I been using for about 10 years:

1. Get a BlacX:
BlacX -

2. Yank HD from box, connect BlacX to another computer, use Disk Mangler (manager) to format disk.

3. Put back in original box

Also good for stubborn SSDs ..... had two instances where SSDs that wouldn't take an install when formatted in box, that once done via BlacX, worked just fine. I dunno why it works ... it just does .

By the way .... anyone have a source or know exactly what's in the July a August Updates for Windows 7 for (KB3172605 and KB3179573)

For June, they listed all the KB's included in the rollup, and was able to verify what each one was before installing the rollup. Now that they have supposedly stopped the Win10 stuff, I can't help but wonder if they gonna try and sneak some telemetering or other nasty in a rollup.

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30 Aug 2016   #1042

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Not really but KB3172605 did seem to kill some blue tooth features
Since they are rollups not really much can be done except create a system image before installing them.

KB3179573 will install net 4.6.1 I found out
I had 4.5.2 still and it was replaced.
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30 Aug 2016   #1043

Win7 Ult x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marie SWE View Post
Is it really over? no more win10 related updates?

So if I reinstall my computer, I only need to keep watch for telemetry updates?
Is it going to be a new thread regarding telemetry updates?

Appears so. Have yet to see definitive word about MS uninstalling the GWX app and its machinery (KB3035583) though.

As concerns a fresh install of Win7 SP1, here's my list of Telemetry updates to HIDE (edited from Brds7t7 posts)
KB2952664 Compatibility update for Windows 7 SP1 only (for Windows 7 RTM: KB2977759)
KB3021917 Update to Windows 7 SP1 for performance improvements
KB3022345 Update for customer experience diagnostic telemetry [shows if KB3068708 is Hidden]
KB3068708 Update for customer experience diagnostic telemetry (replaces KB3022345)
KB3075249 Update that adds telemetry points to UAC in Windows 7
KB3080149 Update for customer experience diagnostic telemetry
However, another irritation has appeared in recent months: extremely slow "Check for updates." Previously we've seen this problem be fixed by updates to the Windows Update Client (WUC). But recently that hasn't been enough this summer. Fixing the problem has required installing particular Security Updates for Windows kernel-mode drivers and Microsoft Graphics Component.

To avoid glacial waits for updating a fresh install of Win7 SP1 (base reference)
  • Download the updates below using Windows Update Catalog (requires IE unless you use this trick)
  • Disable internet access* -- unplugging your ethernet cable or turning off your WIFI
  • Stop WU service* -- "Start" > {type in} "Services" > {Enter} > "Windows Update" > {rt click} "Stop"
  • Install the following updates in order (either each one manually [requires reboots**] or as a batch)
  1. KB2533552 (might be already installed)
  2. KB3020369 - April 2015 servicing stack update
  3. KB3138612 - March 2016 WUC update
  4. KB3168965 - July 2016 Windows kernel-mode update
  5. KB3164033 - June 2016 Microsoft Graphics Component update
  6. KB3145739 - April 2016 Windows Graphics Component update
  7. KB3109094 - Dec. 2016 Windows kernel-mode update
  8. KB3078601 - Aug. 2015 update to fix TrueType / OpenType font vulnerability
NOTE: as of Aug 2016 Patch Tuesday, there's another update that looks like it needs to be installed too:
9. KB3177725 - Aug. 2016 Windows kernel-mode update
* If WU service is running and/or there's internet access -- manually installing an update will result in long wait times with this message being displayed: "Searching for updates"
** WU service will restart after a boot; stop it again after each reboot.
Afterwards, re-enable your internet access and reboot. Windows Update should automatically start and quickly list all the available updates for your fresh Win7 machine.

I did this last month and it worked wonderfully well. After plugging my ethernet cable back in, "Check for updates" took less than 30 minutes to find all the MS Updates needed to make my fresh Win7 SP1 current.

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