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

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  1. Posts : 6,741
    W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
       #11

    andrew129260 said:
    Okay. You might miss out on the free windows 10 though, I am still not sure how this is all going to play out. But that is my thought.

    I think Microsoft is doing this for the average users out there who otherwise would not know.

    ThrashZone said:
    Boozad said:

    Because they don't want them.
    Bingo
    My machine is not compatible = old mother board so 10 is not going to happen
    Luckily I found out testing instead of covering win-7 with a windows update,

    I always expected to update win-8.1 but now that's not probably going to happen either the mother board is the same no matter which os is on it

    Hmm that is a good point. Windows 10 has the same requirements of cpu 8 has which some older systems won't have. Wonder what happens if an average user tries to upgrade and cannot?
    I presume there'll be some form of Upgrade Advisor a la Windows 7, although I'd trust that as far as I could throw my rig. I could be wrong though.
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  2. Posts : 2,047
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT
       #12

    ThrashZone said:
    Boozad said:
    andrew129260 said:
    I don't understand the point as to why someone would want to remove them.
    Because they don't want them.
    Bingo
    My machine is not compatible = old mother board so 10 is not going to happen
    Luckily I found out testing instead of covering win-7 with a windows update,

    I always expected to update win-8.1 but now that's not probably going to happen either the mother board is the same no matter which os is on it
    look at my PC Specs, I feel you
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  3. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #13

    Yep I have no clue I posted feedback about the issue since I couldn't using win-10t
    I posted to a Microsoft website that I tripped on here,
    New win-10tp feedback option even for win-7-8-8.1 users found :)

    But in the end I believe these updates now are just a new way to deliver win-10 to the masses but either way did the 7 upgrade advisor know about or send info about mother boards and would anyone test every mother board for compatibility

    As far as the original bricking of hdd's everything seems calm as far as new reports
    I have not tried again I got bricked well after the fix was sent out so was GregRocker
    In both of our cases Hitachi were effected but I have no idea of what his mother boards were not able to sent the wake command ?

    In the end it's a mother board issue not a hdd issue
    I imagine my laptop might be compatible since it leans more towards the "Mobile" realm but personally from what I've seen of 10 there's just nothing there I like enough to replace win-7 with
    I added a ssd to lappy and it's faster than ever so I'm not looking to go to 10 with either,

    A new build possibly but I do have one win-7 64 bit license left for that build which I might do after a year or so builds are expensive os's are cheap compared
    10 being free or not means nothing to me Clean installs are better anyway and No win-old folder on a ssd
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  4. Posts : 797
    Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
       #14

    My reason for uninstalling the updates was very simple - I had no Internet for about a week (thanks, Telekom) and then once I got back online there was a long list of updates to download. After downloading and restarting there was suddenly some new program, gmx something, that wanted to call home. I don't want any program to call home unless I know what its doing, so I uninstalled it. I certainly don't care about any OS upgrades, I don't install new OSs on old hardware. I never understood why would anyone want to do so.
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  5. Posts : 9,615
    Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
       #15

    andrew129260 said:
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    Layback Bear said:
    Why.
    I don't want nothing telling me if I want to, or I should, or I could update my perfectly working Windows 7 to Windows 10.
    That is why I have already remove them.

    When and if I choose to use Windows 10 all I want to do is buy it, install it and use it.
    I don't want Microsoft muching with my Windows 7 systems with Windows 10 B/S.
    You seem a little angry about it. You could always just hit no when it offers and that is that. Just seems like more of an annoyance to go through and remove the updates when you can simply decline the 10 offer. Just my opinion.
    I don't blame our large furry friend for being a little angry; heck I'm more than just a little angry. I don't appreciate anyone putting adware and sneakerware on my computer. The fact that it was M$ doing it doesn't make it any less odious, especially with the underhanded method M$ employed—adware deliberately disguised as a security update—to do so.
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  6. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #16

    unifex said:
    I don't install new OSs on old hardware. I never understood why would anyone want to do so.
    Good for test purposes but is risky :)
    Acer WG43M Mobo not compatible how else would I know that 10tp's install sure didn't think it was incompatible
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  7. Posts : 1,167
    W10 32 bit, XUbuntu 18.xx 64 bit
       #17

    A Guy said:
    And how about...

    Attachment 356718

    Attachment 356719

    A Guy
    A guy

    Did they change something to prevent it from being un-installed? Isn't there a force command as well?
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  8. Posts : 4,776
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #18

    Uninstall works fine for me running PowerShell from an Elevated Command Prompt.

    How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8-elevated-command-prompt-powershell.jpg
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  9. Posts : 1,167
    W10 32 bit, XUbuntu 18.xx 64 bit
       #19

    I don't see what that KB3021917 has to do with updating windows 10, the article I linked is a little confusing. However, with or without that update you can turn off or on the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program.

    1. In the Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating system, start the control panel and click Action Center > Change Action Center settings.

    2. Click Customer Experience Improvement Program settings.
    3. Select No or Yes click Save changes.
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  10. Posts : 53,678
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #20

    Nah, likely because I ran cleanmgr.exe as admin, removing the ability to uninstall updates after. A Guy
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