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Windows 7: New laptop with OEM Win7 PRO, what to update ?

12 May 2016   #1

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
New laptop with OEM Win7 PRO, what to update ?

I purchased a new (Lenovo) laptop 10 months ago. It came with Win7 PRO (x64)

So far I have shrunk the OS drive and activated Windows, and returned the machine into its box.
I have delayed using the PC until I feel confident about updating, especially with the risk of hijacking by Win-10.
But Win-10 threat is dragging on and on.

This forum and the web are full of snippets of do's and dont's with what KBs I am at my wits end.
I cannot find any definitive list of safe (or unsafe) KBs ... there is so much info out there dribbling in piece-meal and constant barrage of threads/articles opinions etc are numbing my brain.

So far I have this list of KBs to avoid ...
*= MS keep feeding these updates (Win10) even when KBs are hidden on your PC
2919355 win8
2976978* win8
3044374 win8
3097877 stops MS gadgets running (I don't use MS Gadgets anyway)
I would appreciate some guidance, please ?
- for years I have updated XP-PRO and Win7 Home 32bit machines when I knew (in hindsight) MS were playing fair. Now it is an all out invasion by MS ... and I don't want Win10 !

I have tried to take in comments in Reinstalled twice, but Windows still won't update and all of the tutes (I have found) are 5+ years old.
When I searched this forum for "Updates" there are 71,600 items.

I would appreciate any guidance thank you :)

Sent from my ailing 2012 Toshiba laptop, Win7 Home Premium
- which has not been updated in the last 2 years

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 May 2016   #2

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

Well first of all the win-10 related updates are these so far

Clean installing is a tad complicated but fairly straight forward
Reinstalled twice, but Windows still won't update

You can disable os upgrades using this pretty easily too
Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 New laptop with OEM Win7 PRO, what to update ?

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