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

2 Weeks Ago   #1
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to uninstall an update in a live environment?

I asked this before and can't find the thread. I need to boot some kind of disk that can load a Truecrypt system drive to uninstall an update.


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
Paul Black

[1] Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit [2] Vista HB SP2 32-bit [3] Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi F22 Simpilot,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
I asked this before and can't find the thread. I need to boot some kind of disk that can load a Truecrypt system drive to uninstall an update.
Can you not uninstall the update using...

wusa - Overview

wusa must be run from an elevated command prompt:
  • Click Start.
  • In the search box type cmd.
  • Right-click the cmd icon from the search results under Programs and select Run as administrator.
  • The elevated command prompt window will now open.
Switches used:

[1] None. If no switches are used, then this will require user interaction and will re-start the computer automatically if it is required.
[2] /quiet mode. When the wusa tool runs in this mode, it runs without any user interaction. The computer will however, re-start if it is required. Additionally, the Microsoft Software License Terms will not appear.
[3] /quiet /no re-start mode. When the wusa tool runs in this mode, it runs without any user interaction and prevents the computer from re-starting if it is required. Additionally, the Microsoft Software License Terms will not appear.

NOTE: The /norestart switch is ignored if the /quiet switch is not present. If you run these two switches together, you must manually re-start the OS after the installation is complete if that particular update requires it.

wusa - Uninstall Update

Type one of the following commands [see Switches used above] at the elevated command prompt to uninstall the update [where xxxxxxx is the update number]:

[1] wusa /uninstall /KB:xxxxxxx [yes, there is a colon and 3 spaces there]. Press Enter.
[2] wusa /uninstall /KB:xxxxxxx /quiet [yes, there is a colon and 2 spaces there]. Press Enter.
[3] wusa /uninstall /KB:xxxxxxx /quiet /norestart [yes, there is a colon and 4 spaces there]. Press Enter.

wusa - Log File

NOTE: The wusa log can be found in the Event Viewer:

[1] Click Start.
[2] In the search box type eventvwr.msc and press Enter.
[3] On the left-hand side under Event Viewer (Local) expand Windows Logs and click Setup.
[4] On the right-hand side under the Actions pane click Filter current log.
[5] In the Event sources: dropdown box list select WUSA and press Enter, then click OK.

You should now only see the WUSA log files and the information pertaining to each of them.

I hope this helps!
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
Paul Black

[1] Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit [2] Vista HB SP2 32-bit [3] Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi F22 Simpilot, did you have any luck using the method above to uninstall the updates?
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I tried but got this.




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2 Weeks Ago   #5
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Is there a way to do this in DISM + I think it's called, but I need to mount an encrypted partition with Truecrypt.
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You would have to unencrypt it first.

Then try using dism++ from booted media.

17514x86.iso
17514x64-v10.iso


Is there is the option of booting from that drive and removing encryption?(open System menu in TrueCrypt and select Permanently Decrypt System Drive)

Otherwise:

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the TrueCrypt Rescue Disk allows you to permanently decrypt the partition/drive before Windows starts. In the Rescue Disk screen, select Repair Options > Permanently decrypt system partition/drive. Enter the correct password and wait until decryption is complete. Then you can e.g. boot your MS Windows setup CD/DVD to repair your Windows installation.
TrueCrypt Rescue Disk - Truecrypt
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1 Week Ago   #7
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Do you maintain DISM++? If so, can you add portable Truecrypt so that I can mount the drive in the live environment?

Yes, I know how to decrypt, but I really don't want to due to the fact SSDs are flash based and have data retention. Once unencrypted that data may end up being thrown in the over provisioned area.

In DISM ++, how do I uninstall an update?
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1 Week Ago   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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Do you maintain DISM++?
No.

If there is a portable truecrypt, you might be able to add it to to the boot.wim in my boot media. I have never used truecrypt, so you will have to figure it out yourself.

Or, if it is truly portable, then you should be able to reach across from the booted media to wherever the truecrypt portable is - e.g. on a usb stick.
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1 Week Ago   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
In DISM ++, how do I uninstall an update?
It is obvious when you look at dism++.
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1 Week Ago   #10
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ah! Reaching across sounds prudent. Thought never came to mind. Yes, Truecrypt can be portable or installed if you use FDE.
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