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

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  1. Posts : 14
    64 bit windows 7
       #441

    GokAy said:
    Hedied4me:

    In Windows Update window click to go into details of which updates will be installed and unselect Windows 10, but you will have to unselect each time you update. So for a better solution, you can uninstall Windows 10 updates (see the list of updates mentioned in this thread) or add the following 2 keys to the registry (values are case sensitive):

    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
    new DWORD 32-bit value
    DisableOSUpgrade = 1

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx
    new DWORD 32-bit value
    DisableGwx = 1
    Thank you kindly for your response. The weird thing is I have kb:3035583 and kb:2952664 and Windows 10 updates hidden so they will not install. Even if I just try to select one update to install like Windows Malicious Software Removal tool I still get stuck with "getting setup files". I have the second registry key added (Disable Gwx), would you mind helping me with the first one. I ask because I do not see HKLM/SOFTWARE in the registry editor. All my options are hkeys. Again thank you for your help.
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  2. Posts : 5,656
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #442

    Yes, HKLM is HKEY Local Machine. Rest is same as written. I have a proper .reg file at another place so couldn't link and had to find these from the net. I see the format was different for the two. Sorry to confuse you.

    Edit: May need to restart PC
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  3. Posts : 14
    64 bit windows 7
       #443

    GokAy said:
    Yes, HKLM is HKEY Local Machine. Rest is same as written. I have a proper .reg file at another place so couldn't link and had to find these from the net. I see the format was different for the two. Sorry to confuse you.

    Edit: May need to restart PC
    Again thank you for your response. Apparently I already have that one set as well. Still same problem. Ill go through and check to make sure that list of kb updates a few posts back are not installed. Other than that Im at a loss at what else I can do. Several times Ive reset windows update using all methods listed here Windows Update - Reset and made sure im using the current windows update agent available. If anybody else has any other suggestions Id very much appreciate it.

    I simply cannot understand why Microsoft is doing this especially after all the lawsuits they've had over shoving software down our throats (ms office & internet explorer). /rant
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  4. Posts : 401
    W7 HP 64 bit
       #444

    Crikey! You mean you are getting Windows 10 updates while running Windows 7? So have we got to be careful of Windows updates currently then? My machine isn't 100% since upgrading to Windows 10 then going back to Windows 7 - think I might have to reinstall from a system image. It's not too bad but slow to load with all icons blanked out for a minute or two on boot up.
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  5. Posts : 10,485
    W7 Pro SP1 64bit
       #445

    GokAy said:
    Hedied4me:

    In Windows Update window click to go into details of which updates will be installed and unselect Windows 10, but you will have to unselect each time you update. So for a better solution, you can uninstall Windows 10 updates (see the list of updates mentioned in this thread) or add the following 2 keys to the registry (values are case sensitive):

    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
    new DWORD 32-bit value
    DisableOSUpgrade = 1

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx
    new DWORD 32-bit value
    DisableGwx = 1
    If the values are case sensitive, then where is an authoritative source for the values? This blog uses DisableGWX.

    And then there are these:
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade]
    "AllowOSUpgrade"=dword:00000000
    "ReservationsAllowed"=dword:00000000
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  6. Posts : 5,656
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #446

    UNI: I found this on another page (couldn't find it here at friend's place) but here is a MS page about the reg keys:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3080351

    I couldn't find anything about the case sensitivity, it was my understanding that registry keys would be case sensitive. I guess that is not the case always?
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  7. Posts : 14
    64 bit windows 7
       #447

    AddRAM said:
    My current list. And keep your eyes open, MS is always throwing us the same Windows 10 updates, 2 duplicates came out in the last 2 weeks.


    Updates not to Install

    KB2876229 SKYPE, If you want Skype then install it.
    KB2923545 RDP
    KB2970228
    KB3035583
    KB2990214
    KB3021917
    KB3068708 Telemetry
    KB2592687
    KB2660075
    KB2506928
    KB2952664 x2
    KB3050265
    KB2726535
    KB2994023
    KB3022345 Replaced by KB3068708 Telemetry

    KB3022345 Caused false sfc result
    KB2545698 (IE9)
    KB3065987
    KB3077715
    KB3078667
    KB3080149 Telemetry
    KB3075249 Telemetry
    KB2999226
    Thank you so much for this list. I had several of these installed:

    kb:2923545
    kb:2970228
    kb:2952687
    kb:2660075
    kb:2506928
    kb:3050265
    kb:2726535
    kb:2545698
    kb:3065987

    I uninstalled them, rebooted and ran windows update. And now I can update again. It seems we need to be vigilant about not installing these specific updates listed by AddRAM. Perhaps we can make a sticky somewhere of these and any future ones added, just to have an updated list. For now my problem is solved but Im fairly certain the fight is not over yet. Again thank you AddRAM, please let us know in this thread if you find more.

    EDIT: Also thank you as well GokAy
    EDIT2: Funny thing is almost every optional update I had except for 3 of them were those listed by AddRAM. Makes you wonder if any of their security updates are really necessary.
    Last edited by Hedied4me; 11 Oct 2015 at 15:06.
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  8. Posts : 14
    64 bit windows 7
       #448

    Well apparently there is one or more missing from that list because Im getting "getting setup files" and downloading Windows 10 again after updating. Here are the updates I installed:

    KB3069114
    KB3086255
    KB3075226
    KB3084135
    KB3071756
    KB3087918
    KB3080079
    KB3060716
    KB3083710
    KB3076949
    KB3076895
    KB3087038
    KB2758857
    KB3078601
    KB3046017
    KB3092627
    KB3083992
    KB3079757
    KB3087039
    KB3083324

    I hope me posting this isnt considered spamming the thread. Im just trying to help others and myself in the process. Thanks
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  9. Posts : 1,797
    Win 7 Ultimate, Win 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
       #449

    Hedied4me said:
    Well apparently there is one or more missing from that list because Im getting "getting setup files" and downloading Windows 10 again after updating. Here are the updates I installed:

    KB3069114
    KB3086255
    KB3075226
    KB3084135
    KB3071756
    KB3087918
    KB3080079
    KB3060716
    KB3083710
    KB3076949
    KB3076895
    KB3087038
    KB2758857
    KB3078601
    KB3046017
    KB3092627
    KB3083992
    KB3079757
    KB3087039
    KB3083324

    I hope me posting this isnt considered spamming the thread. Im just trying to help others and myself in the process. Thanks
    The main ones you need to avoid are KB2990214 and all subsequent Windows update client updates. Those are the updates that download and install 10 through WU. And of course KB3035583 which is the annoying Get Windows 10 app.
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  10. Posts : 380
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
       #450

    Its early morning Monday 12 Oct and I have had a repeat attack KB2952664 Compatibility Update.
    Also one I had not seen before but is now Hidden KB3083710 Windows Update Client for Windows 7 : October 2015.

    Both were Optional and may have been there a day of two, I don't know.
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