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Windows 7: Should I remove Windows 10 updates from Windows 7?

29 Apr 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit
Should I remove Windows 10 updates from Windows 7?

I have installed the Windows 10 related updates and found out later that they're concerning Windows 10.
The updates that I have installed are these: KB 3035583, KB 2952664, KB 3021917. And I haven't installed this update: KB 2990214.
I want to uninstall them because I'm not interested in Windows 10. But I don't know that uninstalling above mentioned updates will effect my system in any way.
So should I uninstall them without wasting any moment or they have something to do with Windows 7 too? Will it effect my Windows 7 performance?

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29 Apr 2015   #2

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

Personally I removed them and if I choose to upgrade - I'll reinstall them or else I'm hoping that MS will eventually release an all in one tool to get Windows 7 ready for an upgrade to Windows 10. I have experienced no performance issues other than one of those updates reset my WEI (I'd modified it) so I had to remodify it!

Some users reported that KB 3021917 could not be removed. See the thread here:
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29 Apr 2015   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

If you remove them, you have to watch because they will come back. Then you have to hide them. I don't think removing them has any negative effect. They are pure marketing stuff.
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29 Apr 2015   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]

Almost forgot about Kb3021917, briefly back in February thought about, but since my Customer Experience Improvement Program is turned off, didn't felt that could harm my system.
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29 Apr 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

I have removed these with no ill effects. Then I hid them when they came back.

KB 3021917
KB 3035583
KB 2952664
KB 2990214
KB 3013531
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29 Apr 2015   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

MS will probably 'update' all these updates - at which point they will re-appear in the WU listing.
It'll be interesting to see if MS provides a way to switch the nags off
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29 Apr 2015   #7
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I think it's not worth fighting those updates now. I just left them. I don't fancy to run after them in 8 different systems. When they start to bother me, I can still do something about it.

I don't like what MS is doing here, but what can you do. They are at the trigger and try to get a good W10 acceptance by all means. A W8 repeat is not in the cards for them.
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30 Apr 2015   #8

Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bit

Thank you, guys for help. I uninstalled all 3 updates. KB 2952664 installed itself again and again after uninstalling. But then again I uninstalled it and hide all four updates so eventually it stopped automatically installing. I also gained 4 GB worth of hard disk space after removing updates.
My system was laggy before uninstall but now it's fine. Now i will try not to install any kind of Windows updates for some months.
Once again thanks for response. *phew* I wish Microsoft stop playing games with us soon. But this Windows 10 updates saga made me join this forum which is a positive among all this fuss
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