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Windows 7: Windows 10 nag screen

07 Aug 2015   #1

win7 pro x64
Windows 10 nag screen

Microsoft's primary interest is money. Shorter upgrade cycles help Microsoft and everyone in the computer food chain from hardware to forced app upgrades.

The latest is the not optional Windows 10 nag screen on your taskbar.

I have put together a couple of scripts I found on other websites an made them single click easy to use.
It will completely remove the Windows 10 nag screen and associated usage capture spyware that uploads how you use your computer to Microsoft. It prevents it from coming back.

What it does is uninstall updates KB2952664, KB2990214, KB3022345 and KB3035583. Then it removes the junk GWX entries from the registry. Then it checks with Microsoft for updates and hides the above updates so they will not be reinstalled.

If you change your mind you can simply go to windows update in control panel and unhide the above updates and get them back.

I am using Win 7 but it should work just fine on Vista and Win 8.

BlockWin10NAG.bat must be run as an elevated command file. That means with administrator privileges and not have UAC (User Account Control) interfere. Everything is done using two scripts so you can view them with notepad and see exactly what it's doing to your computer. Sleep.exe is a wait timer... nothing nefarious.

Instructions for use are simple. Download and unzip the file. It's actually a folder when you unzip it. Then open the folder BlockWin10NAG and double click on BlockWin10NAG.bat. Be patient. The check for updates can take a long time... It will tell you when it's done. Restart your computer and boom... The nag is gone for good.

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08 Aug 2015   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Nice effort and thanks for sharing,

The only update that still appears and does so twice is kb2952664 but they both are in the Optional section I don't bother hiding it,
All of the others you show aren't hidden anymore so I would guess that M$ is going to rerelease them soon ?
They don't show as installed and I'm quite sure I did hide them. when they were first released and if they came back later :/
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19 Aug 2015   #3

win 7 pro x64

I thought win 8 pro sucked for gathering info, but 10 is the CIA reinvented.

Just finished a clean install of 7 pro and from now on MS can keep their SpywareUpgrades.

Want to insure the KB's above have not snuck in. It appears MS doesn't believe one when you choose to
hide, and, like a bad neighbor MS is there and they just won't go away.

Thanks for the batch file... the windows before windows.

Over 68 years on the planet and have found MS disgusting since the 80's when they stole IBM's DOS and recreated it.
Never mind the battles waged on the fledgling web.
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