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

14 Dec 2015   #651
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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Josh Mayfield, a software engineer and developer for GWX Control Panel, said that he has been getting several reports from users that the upgrade option keeps popping up on their Win 7 and 8.1 PCs several times a day.

“Over Thanksgiving weekend I started getting reports that the Windows Update “AllowOSUpgrade” setting was getting flipped back on a number of peoples’ PCs,” he said.

In addition, he mentioned that the setting resets itself at least once a day if the user switches his PC off.
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14 Dec 2015   #652
MTS52

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

GWX Control panel worked for me as well.
I just run it after windows updates to double check nothing has been slipped in by Micro$oft

Simple.
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14 Dec 2015   #653
CarlSD

Win 7 Professional 64 (Main PC)/Win 7 Home Premium 32 (Laptop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Quote:
Josh Mayfield, a software engineer and developer for GWX Control Panel, said that he has been getting several reports from users that the upgrade option keeps popping up on their Win 7 and 8.1 PCs several times a day.

“Over Thanksgiving weekend I started getting reports that the Windows Update “AllowOSUpgrade” setting was getting flipped back on a number of peoples’ PCs,” he said.

In addition, he mentioned that the setting resets itself at least once a day if the user switches his PC off.
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A Guy
Interesting.

I'm guessing that could have something to do with one or more important/recommended/optional W7 updates that have been installed since the beginning of 2015?

Maybe there's more Windows 10 related stuff in some of those updates than we already know about?

I still seem to be immune (according to GWX Control Panel) because I did a clean install of Windows 7 just recently and I didn't install anything other than security updates dated from the start of 2015. Actually, I did do the time zone updates and maybe one or two others after checking them all out carefully... no W10 stuff, no telemetry, no Windows Update Client updates and no MS malicious software removal tools. All hidden (for now).

If W10 still manages to 'sneak' it's way onto this PC (and my 9 year old HP laptop which also has a clean install of W7) then I think it will be time for a W7/Linux Mint dual boot - with W7 at SP1 level only and no internet access whatsoever. I've been thinking about that more and more lately.
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14 Dec 2015   #654
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I found on one of my PCs that the optional updates introduced the W10 nagging. Solution was to revert to restore to a previous image and avoid optional updates.
On my personal/main PC I just don't bother with optional updates anymore. Is this wise ... who knows but it's what I do. Even with important updates I have a look before the update and create a system image before I install them.

Do not check "give me recommended updates the way I receive important updates"
and choose
"Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them"

*********It really is all a pain but that's the way it is *************
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14 Dec 2015   #655
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Quote:
Josh Mayfield, a software engineer and developer for GWX Control Panel, said that he has been getting several reports from users that the upgrade option keeps popping up on their Win 7 and 8.1 PCs several times a day.

“Over Thanksgiving weekend I started getting reports that the Windows Update “AllowOSUpgrade” setting was getting flipped back on a number of peoples’ PCs,” he said.

In addition, he mentioned that the setting resets itself at least once a day if the user switches his PC off.
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A Guy
That sir is one weird site I feel dirty
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14 Dec 2015   #656
PierreC

Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (build 7601) 32bit
 
 
This helps to solve corruption in windows 7 with windowsupdate!!

There are some questions about the usefulness of removing the mentioned windows 10 related winupdates.
Incidentally I discovered that removing mentioned updates solved my problem with very slow working or hanging of windows updates.
And also aborting windows update resulted in failed or corrupt installation of update!
I was in a state of reinstalling windows when problems remained occurring also wit manual updating or using alternatives like AutoPatcher.
After removing the mentioned updates windows update works like a charm again!
Also for me update to Windows 10 was no option because my Pentium 4 processor was not compatible for the upgrade.
So this action is very usefull, thank you very much Tookeri!



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tookeri View Post
Updated: added KB 3022345 to the list.
And highlighted updates that are only for Windows 8

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  • KB 3035583 - According to Microsoft, this update enables "additional capabilities for Windows Update notifications when new updates are available".
  • KB 2952664 - Labeled a compatibility upgrade for upgrading Windows 7, its purpose is to "make improvements to the current operating system in order to ease the upgrade experience to the latest version of Windows".
  • KB 2976978 - A compatibility update for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 which "performs diagnostics on the Windows system [..] to determine whether compatibility issues may be encountered when the latest Windows operating system is installed.
  • KB 3021917 - Does the same as KB 2976978 but on Windows 7.
  • KB 3044374 - This update for Windows 8.1 enables systems to upgrade from the current operating system to a later version of Windows.
  • KB 2990214 - Does the same as KB 3044374 but on Windows 7.
  • KB 3022345 - Update to enable the Diagnostics Tracking Service in Windows (Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1)

Do the following to check if an update is installed:
  1. Tap on the Windows-key, type cmd and hit enter.
  2. Type powershell and hit enter.
  3. Use the command get-hotfix -id KB3035583 to find out whether the update is installed
  4. To speed things up, query for all updates in a single command like this:
    get-hotfix -id KB3035583,KB2952664,KB2976978,KB3021917,KB3044374,KB2990214,KB3022345

You can use the command line to remove Windows Patches as well.
  1. If you are still in Powershell type exit to leave.
  2. Use the command wusa /uninstall /kb:2952664 to uninstall a patch
How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8 - gHacks Tech News
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15 Dec 2015   #657
jsanchez1221

California
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Once again, my current list and my WUA version is 7.6.7601.18979


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
KB3083710
KB3097966

Are these all Windows 10 related updates? I am so ready to get rid of this Windows 10 nagging off my Win 7 computer.
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15 Dec 2015   #658
gordoclimbs

64 bit win7 pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
I don't understand the point as to why someone would want to remove them.
Except that for some of us in "industry" win10 breaks our proprietary software and then I have to remote into my clients pc's every week and reverting them to 7. I work for a company that sells and maintains software that is not win10 compatible and we sell and maintain our clients win7 pro machines for them. Its really a pain that an employee that has little or no computer experience can upgrade their system to 10 and create hours of work bringing down the whole restaurant or store or bar just because MS is forcing this garbage on us.
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15 Dec 2015   #659
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I am getting the impression more and more that Win 10 is the "Edsel of OS's". I have not seen very many people who are really happy with it like those who raved when Win 7 came out.
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15 Dec 2015   #660
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I believe the Edsel was more dependable so I wouldn't use that association to win-10
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