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Windows 7: How to uninstall an update in a live environment?

1 Week Ago   #41

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

It isn't showing an OS on your encrypted drive. Were you expecting it to?

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1 Week Ago   #42
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Okay, I didn't know it should show an OS. That screen grab was from VMware. I guess when it sees an OS it will have some sort of icon for uninstalling updates? Can you do a screen grab and show me what that looks like?

Those options in that screen grab was what I saw in VMware and on my computer when I boot the disk. So yeah, all drives are encrypted thus no OS icon you purport to.
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1 Week Ago   #43

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

1. It automatically scans all mounted (i.e. lettered ) drives and lists found OS along the top.

How to uninstall an update in a live environment?-dism-os-list.jpg

2. Click the OS you want to work on and it highlights in blue. Then click open session.

How to uninstall an update in a live environment?-dism-os-lis-2t.jpg

It is unlikely to find an OS on an encrypted disk, and I don't know how well it works in a vm.

You are doing very peculiar things.

3. Then click Updates in the left pane, then click Update History

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1 Week Ago   #44
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks. I just now came here to say I discovered this myself when I booted my DVD on a computer that isn't encrypted and saw how I can remove updates like you show. I feel like an idiot here and must sound like one, but it was just the fact I couldn't see anything while testing this to remove updates never having to think it scans for Windows installations.

Yeah, I'm peculiar I guess. I encrypt all my computers and my clones on external HDDs. I also encrypt all of my USB sticks and my smartphone is encrypted (however good that is). But I figure since I know how, why not? LOL Besides, I have important data I'd rather not let anyone gain access to. Like my FTP directory though the WinSCP program. I guess I can elect not to have it save my password and just launch Keepass every time I want to access a FTP directory or Amazon S3 bucket, but that's a PITA. I do use Keepass though with some very, very long and complex passwords. Though, not all websites, etc use Keepass. I use an add-on in my browser called PWDHash for most website passwords. In Pale Moon (my main browser of choice) the XUL based add-on version works great. But now in Firefox with their choice of security plagued Webextension based add-ons the PWDHash add-on doesn't work right and there's now a fork, but it isn't the same.

Anyway... I saw on the computer that I was testing DISM++ with updates that can't be removed. What do you wanna make a bet I decrypt my computer, boot DISM++ and discover this one damn update can't be removed? It'll make me want to reinstall Windows and all my crap again which is something I never want to do. That's why I periodically clone my computers in case of catastrophe so It'll be like noting was changed. Just clone back rather than lose all my stuff, etc.
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1 Week Ago   #45
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government,”

And keep his data from prying eyes from the government and companies. LOL At least try. One reason why I'm not rolling Win 10 anytime soon unless I use a hardware-based firewall and block all of M$'s ASNs, etc.
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