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


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  1. Posts : 1,049
    Windows 7 Pro 32
       #1

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


    Updated: added KB 3022345 to the list.
    And highlighted updates that are only for Windows 8



    • 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


    Last edited by Brink; 21 Dec 2015 at 22:41. Reason: added tip
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  2. Posts : 13,576
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #2

    Just uninstall through windows updates, then hide the update when it shows up again. :)
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  3. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
       #3

    Thanks for the link :)
    Yep it's been a fun month or two but a couple of those updates have morphed at least for me Now showing a couple as Important instead of optional as originally did,
    A couple even disappeared from the hide list and reappeared as Important is how I spotted them :/
    Namely KB2990214 the other morphed to Recommended KB2952664

    Originally the only recommended I ever showed was KB3035583 and I suppose ....1917 ?
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  4. Posts : 4,566
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    I don't understand the point as to why someone would want to remove them.
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  5. Posts : 246
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
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    andrew129260 said:
    I don't understand the point as to why someone would want to remove them.
    Paranoia, perhaps. I'd like to know why MS is rolling them out now piecemeal. Why not offer the upgrade package when a user wants it? My guess is they are trolling for install information to see what impact there will be when a W7 user actually tries to upgrade to W10. It won't be me.
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  6. Posts : 6,741
    W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
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    andrew129260 said:
    I don't understand the point as to why someone would want to remove them.
    Because they don't want them.
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  7. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #7

    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.
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  8. Posts : 20,583
    Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
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    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
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  9. Posts : 53,936
    Windows 10 Home x64
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    And how about...

    How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8-required.jpg

    How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8-req.jpg

    A Guy
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  10. Posts : 4,566
    Windows 10 Pro
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    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:
    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

    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?

    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.
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