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

21 Dec 2015   #761
JackNaylorPE

Windows 7 - 64 bit
 
 
Driver Updates

Using Windows Update, not MS Update, I had never seen driver updates appear under Optional Upgrades other than the WDM VAG driver on my lappie. However wife's machine last night popped up a driver for "Other Hardware - Microsoft Wieless Router Module" .... huh ?

What's this for ? To capture wireless router traffic ? :)

MS .... stay away from my Hardware Drivers !


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21 Dec 2015   #762
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JackNaylorPE View Post
Using Windows Update, not MS Update, I had never seen driver updates appear under Optional Upgrades other than the WDM VAG driver on my lappie. However wife's machine last night popped up a driver for "Other Hardware - Microsoft Wieless Router Module" .... huh ?

What's this for ? To capture wireless router traffic ? :)

MS .... stay away from my Hardware Drivers !
It might also be worth trying to disable windows update drivers search.

Start> Right click Computer

Choose "Properties"

On the left side choose "Advanced System Settings"

On the Hardware tab choose "Device Installation Settings"

Set it like this:
How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8-device-installation-settings.jpg


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21 Dec 2015   #763
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

He Challender :)

That is very interesting, considering my audio drivers problem. So, if I would change the settings as you show above and I would uninstall drivers in the device manager, windows will not be able to re-install as always the same Bl""dy old drivers but look elsewhere or what? Or not at all and let me do the searching?

You see, I am afraid of that, know nothing about drivers and the like

Let me choose? From Dell, Realtek, what ever?
How would I know what to choose ........
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21 Dec 2015   #764
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

thelma,

For me I selected, Yes, do this automatically. However, I would remove any programs that downloads updates directly from dell. Before, I did a clean install I notice dell driver program conflicted with windows update driver. Ironically, the windows update drivers are provide to Microsoft by dell.
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21 Dec 2015   #765
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Groze :), This is spinning my head
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21 Dec 2015   #766
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Sticky Thread and/or Tutorial

Perhaps we need a sticky thread/tutorial listing the known "Get W10" updates that have been delivered to W7.
Obviously it would need to be updated every month.

A single location would make it easier to find the information, as opposed to searching a 700+ post thread.

I'll suggest it to Brink, so the that all the necessary people can discuss the idea and take any action they think is appropriate. :)
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22 Dec 2015   #767
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
thelma,

For me I selected, Yes, do this automatically. However, I would remove any programs that downloads updates directly from dell. Before, I did a clean install I notice dell driver program conflicted with windows update driver. Ironically, the windows update drivers are provide to Microsoft by dell.
Ok Groze :), sorry I come back to what you posted earlier on.

I see in your sys specs that you have a Dell desktop,( I thought for some reason they only made laptops ) ,never mind, so you think I should not try to install drivers proposed by Dell system detect

Or do I get really mixed up here
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22 Dec 2015   #768
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JackNaylorPE View Post
Using Windows Update, not MS Update, I had never seen driver updates appear under Optional Upgrades other than the WDM VAG driver on my lappie. However wife's machine last night popped up a driver for "Other Hardware - Microsoft Wieless Router Module" .... huh ?

What's this for ? To capture wireless router traffic ? :)

MS .... stay away from my Hardware Drivers !
That's the stupidest thing I've read here in a while.

Windows 7 has always delivered occasional hardware driver updates to a range of hardware, more commonly the video drivers, but not exclusively so. Its a well-known and proven fact that drivers issued & certified by Microsoft are far less likely to clash with the operating system and cause BSOD's. That's why they do it : to keep your system stable.

Some examples from my system:
How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8-1.png

How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8-2.png


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22 Dec 2015   #769
thelma

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Found in the tutorials " Nir Soft Driver View" designed by Arc.

Gonna use that I think, looks good and safe to use for a beginner like me:)
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22 Dec 2015   #770
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Perhaps we need a sticky thread/tutorial listing the known "Get W10" updates that have been delivered to W7.
Obviously it would need to be updated every month.

A single location would make it easier to find the information, as opposed to searching a 700+ post thread.

I'll suggest it to Brink, so the that all the necessary people can discuss the idea and take any action they think is appropriate. :)
That is a great idea. == It is a shame that people who have paid money to Microsoft have to do this stuff to keep using something that was paid for.
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