Remove Telemetry and Windows 10 Related Updates from Windows 7

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  1. Skaendo

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  2. manix

    manix MDL Junior Member

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    Is there a way to exclude them from windows updates automatically instead of searching for them one by one and clicking on "hide update" ?
     
  3. cocachris89

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    #3 cocachris89, Aug 22, 2015
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    I have a vbs script that will do just that.

    Code:
    Dim hideupdates(9)
    
    hideupdates(0) = "KB2952664"
    hideupdates(1) = "KB2990214"
    hideupdates(2) = "KB3021917"
    hideupdates(3) = "KB3035583"
    hideupdates(4) = "KB3068708"
    hideupdates(5) = "KB2977759"
    hideupdates(6) = "KB3075249"
    hideupdates(7) = "KB3080149"
    hideupdates(8) = "KB3050265"
    hideupdates(9) = "KB3022345"
    
    
    set updateSession = createObject("Microsoft.Update.Session")
    set updateSearcher = updateSession.CreateupdateSearcher()
    
    Set searchResult = updateSearcher.Search("IsInstalled=0 and Type='Software'")
    
    For i = 0 To searchResult.Updates.Count-1
    set update = searchResult.Updates.Item(i)
    For j = LBound(hideupdates) To UBound(hideupdates)
    'MsgBox hideupdates(j)
    if instr(1, update.Title, hideupdates(j), vbTextCompare) = 0 then
      'Wscript.echo "No match found for " & hideupdates(j)
    else
    Wscript.echo "Hiding " & hideupdates(j)
    update.IsHidden = True
    end if
    Next
    Next
    
    You'd be best to remove the updates above, reboot and then run this script. Copy and paste into notepad a save with *.vbs. It will prompt you when it has hidden the updates.
     
  4. manix

    manix MDL Junior Member

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    You're amazing, thanks !!!
     
  5. andom

    andom MDL Novice

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    You have KB2990214 and KB3050265 listed, which have again been replaced by later updates. If you really want to remove all related updates you also need to remove:

    KB3065987/3065987-v2
    KB3075851.

    Removing this line of updates may also remove the new group policy option: "Turn off the upgrade to the latest version of Windows through Windows Update". They may also be required for anyone using WSUS that has applied KB2938066 to their servers.
     
  6. sapito

    sapito MDL Junior Member

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    I saw this lines in some website. Please, what do you think about these options to disable telemetry in W7?

    [h=2]*cmd:[/h]sc stop Diagtrack
    sc delete Diagtrack
    [h=2]*Task Scheduler Library:[/h]Everything under "Application Experience"
    Everything under "Autochk"
    Everything under "Customer Experience Improvement Program"
    Under "Disk Diagnostic" only the "Microsoft-Windows-DiskDiagnosticDataCollector"
    Under "Maintenance" "WinSAT"
    "Media Center" and click the "status" column, then select all non-disabled entries and disable them.
    [h=2]*services.msc:[/h]"Remote Registry" to "Disabled" instead of "Manual".
     
  7. asfaltas

    asfaltas MDL Senior Member

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    for win8.1 maybe list of spying updates ?
    i uninstall KB3080149, KB3075249 to add telemetry to your Windows 7 / 8.1 wzor
     
  8. andom

    andom MDL Novice

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    I don't have an active Windows 8.x install, however IIRC (I could be wrong on some of these):

    KB2952664/KB2977759 (Windows 7 SP1/RTM) appears equivalent to KB2976978 (Windows 8.x)

    KB2990214/KB3050265/KB3065987/3065987-v2/KB3075851 (Windows 7) appears equivalent to KB3044374/KB3050267/KB3065988/KB3065988-v2/3075853 (Windows 8.x)

    KB3021917 (Win 7) equivalent to ???

    KB3022345/KB3035583/KB3068708/KB3075249/KB3080149 same for both.

    Windows 8.x also has another KB3035583 related update (GWX.exe) with KB3064683
     
  9. Snoopyy

    Snoopyy MDL Junior Member

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    #9 Snoopyy, Aug 24, 2015
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    It would not be interesting skype too?!

    Code:
    0.0.0.0 *.ads2.msads.net
    0.0.0.0 ac3.msn.com
    0.0.0.0 ads1.msn.com
    0.0.0.0 apps.skype.com
    0.0.0.0 g.msn.com
    0.0.0.0 live.rads.msn.com
    0.0.0.0 rad.msn.com
    0.0.0.0 static.2mdn.net
     
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  10. sapito

    sapito MDL Junior Member

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    Yes, remove/dont install Skipe
     
  11. sapito

    sapito MDL Junior Member

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    Well, i unninstalled KB3075851 and hide this update. It reseted the list of updates installed but you can access the installed updates through Installed Updates in the left down column.

    What i dont know is if this update is also a telemetry one. Can someone give more information?
     
  12. Skaendo

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  13. windsman

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    KB3075851 replace KB3065987-v2, it's not related to telemetry, but windows 10 upgrading purpose.
    Plus it is optional one, so feel free to install or not.

    windsman.
     
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    #14 Skaendo, Aug 24, 2015
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    According to the KB article that I linked to for KB3075851 it says:

    It also says the same thing for KB3065987.
    And KB3065987 is considered an important update, according to MS.

    *I also have another source that is telling me other things as well, more closely to what is being said here. I am still sorting it out. No offense to anyone here, I just want to make sure before I add it to the list.
     
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    #16 Skaendo, Aug 24, 2015
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    Thanks for that. But KB3075851 very well might replace KB3065987.

    I am assuming that you did a update and got KB3065987, and then updated again and got KB3075851. Is this correct?

    I am going to run test in a VM to see if when I install an updated image that KB3065987 even shows up.

    abbodi1406's list is one of the sources that I am cross-referencing. I trust his list a lot.
     
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  17. windsman

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    #17 windsman, Aug 24, 2015
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    Yes correct, i don't care about all these Telemetry updates, because i've tweaked my tasksheduler and my third party firewall, registry, services, nothing go out with my consent, in that case M$ never asked me for an Upgrade to W10 and can't make remote Telemetry, all is very well tweaked. Imho, i'm also believe that's all these updates contains various upgraded files not related to telemetry and upgrading purpose.

    my two cents

    windsman.

    PS : i am also trust to abbodi1406, he's the king of KB.:worthy:
     
  18. E_B_M

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  19. E_B_M

    E_B_M MDL Member

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    KB3065987 will only show up if:

    1) You do not integrate KB3075851 & instead integrate WU Client 7.6.7600.320 cab
    2) If (1) then WU will offer 3075851... hide that & WU will offer KB3065987... hide that KB3050265... etc.

    Tested in VM 7 Pro x64 en-us

    HTH :biggrin:
     
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  20. andom

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    #20 andom, Aug 24, 2015
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