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Will an In-Place Dist Upgrade of Windows (with Windows Updates) Prevent Uninstalling Microsoft Telemetry updates later?

Q: Will an In-Place Dist Upgrade of Windows (with Windows Updates) Prevent Uninstalling Microsoft Telemetry updates later?

There is a lot of Microsoft spy ware included in certain updates nobody wants on their computers and if performing a Dist-Upgrade will embed them without an option to remove them later, then we would rather do the installation without them; and choose what
we want to upgrade later.
Examples of Windows 7 Native Telemetry/Spyware updates and the necessary steps to harden your PC against Microsoft (TM) spy ware:
https://www.ghacks.net/2016/09/12/ancile-block-spying-on-windows-7-and-8/
https://superuser.com/questions/972501/how-to-stop-microsoft-from-gathering-telemetry-data-from-windows-7-8-and-8-1#972506

For windows 10 users, I recommend blackbird www.getblackbird.net/ , (also works on windows 7) O&O Shutup 10 https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10 , and Spybot-Anti-beacon https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/
For windows 7, Ancile, Blackbird, Spybot Anti-Beacon

Also make sure your Persistent routes is clean under TCPIP parameters, I had 329 embedded entries the majority of which were pointing directly to Microsoft servers.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Tcpip\Parameters\PersistentRoutes]

Will an in-place dist upgrade of a Windows/OS with Updates included embed updates in such a way they cannot be uninstalled later?

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Preferred Solution: Will an In-Place Dist Upgrade of Windows (with Windows Updates) Prevent Uninstalling Microsoft Telemetry updates later?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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There is a lot of Microsoft spy ware included in certain updates nobody wants on their computers and if performing a Dist-Upgrade will embed them without an option to remove them later, then we would rather do the installation without them; and choose what
we want to upgrade later.
Examples of Windows 7 Native Telemetry/Spyware updates and the necessary steps to harden your PC against Microsoft (TM) spy ware:
https://www.ghacks.net/2016/09/12/ancile-block-spying-on-windows-7-and-8/
https://superuser.com/questions/972501/how-to-stop-microsoft-from-gathering-telemetry-data-from-windows-7-8-and-8-1#972506

For windows 10 users, I recommend blackbird www.getblackbird.net/ , (also works on windows 7) O&O Shutup 10 https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10 , and Spybot-Anti-beacon   https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/
For windows 7, Ancile, Blackbird, Spybot Anti-Beacon 

Also make sure your Persistent routes is clean under TCPIP parameters, I had 329 embedded entries the majority of which were pointing directly to Microsoft servers. 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Tcpip\Parameters\PersistentRoutes]

Will an in-place dist upgrade of a Windows/OS with Updates included embed updates in such a way they cannot be uninstalled later?

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Microsoft Re-Releases Windows Telemetry Updates KB2952664 and KB2976978

Even though this month?s Patch Tuesday was delayed, Microsoft rolled out non-security Office updates this week, targeting both Office 2013 and Office 2016 with a total of 17 patches.

But what?s more interesting is that this week, the company also re-released two patches there were previously linked to telemetry data collection in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

First and foremost, the Office patches. Microsoft shipped 5 different updates for Office 2013, with dedicated patches for OneDrive, Project, and Visio. Then, there?s Office 2016, which is getting not only general patches, but also updates that are specifically aimed at Access, OneDrive for Business, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, and Visio, bringing the total count to 12 updates.

Telemetry patches
In addition to these Office updates, Microsoft is also re-releasing KB2952664 and KB2976978 for Windows 7 and 8.1, respectively for a reason that?s not yet known.

As Woody Leonhard of InfoWorld notes, these updates first showed up at a time when everyone was struggling to deal with the infamous Get Windows 10 (GWX) app, though Microsoft specifically mentions that they are not related to this application in any way.

Their official KB pages indeed indicate that both updates were re-released on March 7, while their descriptions point out that only users who are part of the Windows Consumer Experience Improvement Program should get them.

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A:Microsoft Re-Releases Windows Telemetry Updates KB2952664 and KB2976978

Exterminator said:


But what?s more interesting is that this week, the company also re-released two patches there were previously linked to telemetry data collection in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1Click to expand...

no big deal now , the CIA will own you (eventually)
 

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Microsoft Re-Releases KB2652664, KB2976978 Telemetry Updates for Windows 7/8.1

Microsoft has silently re-released two Windows telemetry updates that were linked to the infamous Get Windows 10 (GWX) app that the company pushed to Windows 7 and 8.1 users in mid-2015 to prepare the migration to Windows 10.

The company, however, does not disclose what exactly is new in KB2952664 for Windows 7 and KB 2976978 for Windows 8.1, providing just a generic description that doesn?t say much about their purpose.

?This update performs diagnostics on the Windows systems that participate in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program. The diagnostics evaluate the compatibility status of the Windows ecosystem, and help Microsoft to ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows. There is no GWX or upgrade functionality contained in this update,? the company says on the KB page.
The two updates are currently listed as optional and it?s not known if the company wants to promote them to the important branch next week when it releases this month?s Patch Tuesday updates.

Telemetry updates
What?s also important to know is that these updates are supposed to be shipped to users in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program and are listed as compatibility updates for keeping Windows up-to-date.

In the past, the two updates were linked with telemetry data collection in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, and they launched a Windows task identified as Do... Read more

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Hello, I have a question about Windows Updates and Telemetry.

Really, I have a question about the trustworthiness of this website: http://www.askvg.com/tip-disable-telemetry-and-data-collection-on-windows-7-and-8/

I have followed the tips there for disabling telemetry and CEIP in Windows 7, except I did not edit my Registry.

My question is, should I trust the list of Windows Updates to uninstall/not install? Some of them, I have seen red-flagged on another website, which people here told me was a reliable website. Other updates, that I don't recall seeing flagged before, are:

KB2976978
KB3044374
KB3050267
KB3058168
KB3064683
KB3065988
KB3072318
KB3083711
KB3083325
KB3112343
 

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Hi, I have a question about the telemetry (spying and personal data theft) Windows updates. I have read that Microsoft created a bunch of these and want to uninstall them.

I found 3 websites that list a bunch of updates. I know how to uninstall using command prompt and "wusa", and don't plan to use any third-party batch scripts, I will do it all manually.

My question is whether these 3 sources are reliable/safe sources of lists of which updates to uninstall, or of there's some update they list that I really should not remove (because it's necessary for security or fixing a bug, or not actually telemetry/spyware nor altering the computer to prepare it to "upgrade" to Windows 10). These are the 3 sources I am asking about:

https://gist.github.com/xvitaly/eafa75ed2cb79b3bd4e9
https://www.hackread.com/microsoft-updates-spy-on-windows7-8-users/
https://freedomhacker.net/latest-windows-7-8-81-update-spy-windows-10-4568/
 

A:How to Uninstall Telemetry/Spyware Windows Updates?

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Windows KB2952664 and KB2976978 telemetry updates re-released (again)

Microsoft re-released the Windows 7 telemetry update KB2952664 and the Windows 8.1 telemetry update KB2976978 yesterday... these updates as they were the prerequisites for Microsoft's infamous Get Windows 10 (GWX) campaign that haunted users who did not want to upgrade to Windows 10 for almost a year.
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http://www.ghacks.net/2017/02/10/kb2652664-and-kb2976978-telemetry-updates-re-released-again/
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http://www.infoworld.com/article/3168397/microsoft-windows/microsoft-re-releases-snooping-patches-kb-2952664-kb-2976978.html

A:Windows KB2952664 and KB2976978 telemetry updates re-released (again)

I got the one for Win 7 yesterday and promptly hid it.
They never learn... 

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Hello,

before week Microsoft released these January updates:
KB3108664
KB3109560
KB3110329
KB3121212
KB3121918
KB3123479
KB3124000
KB3124001

And my question is. Are these updates safe and clean without any Microsoft telemetry or Enforcement upgrade W10? Thank you in advance.

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It's my understanding that Microsoft Updates/Upgrades will create the folder C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\ and should clean it up after the upgrade/update is done.  However, on many occasions
with various flavors/versions of Windows, I have found that not to be the case.  Is Microsoft aware of this and, if so, is there a plan to fix that?

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Previous issue

I have found a new flaw on this issue. It turns out that if IE is NOT the default browser, the option to move from Windows only to MS Updates will be missing! I guess this is part of the improved customer experience. This is after the site is added in compatibility
mode.
We were unable to get Office updated with Chrome as the default brower. Even using IE and pasting in the Windows update link directly in, the option to use MS Update is hidden. For what possible purpose?
Simply by setting IE as the default and using the EXACT SAME LINK, the option is now present. Wow! Really?
Really?
Really?
I hope this saves someone some time as it wasted about two hours today.

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This is an inconvenient delay, not anything serious. Running Windows 7, if it makes a difference.

Issue: Microsoft Security Essentials auto-updates block Microsoft Updates until MSE is finished.

Description: I have Microsoft Update (or Windows Update, whichever it's known as in 7) set to automatically check for updates but not download or install without my approval. I do this so I can review what's being updated, (I'm a little wary of Microsoft putting an anti-piracy app in as a "critical" update in the last year or two). Anyways, when I boot up the computer, it checks for updates and alerts me of them.

However, Microsoft Security Essentials also auto-checks for updates upon boot, and if it has an update it will automatically being downloading and installing it in the background. Which is all well and good, except whenever that's happening it causes MU to "fail" updates until it's done updating. Thus, I have to remember to wait until the MSE update is done, then run the MU update.

Question: MSE definition updates are included under "Optional" updates in MU, is there a way to make MSE stop updating independent of MU so I can queue all the updates together? I feel like this would be the easiest way to prevent this annoyance. I don't see an option, and I'd rather put up with this annoyance if the only solution is to put all updates back into Microsoft's hands completely.
 

A:Microsoft Security Essentials updates blocking other windows updates

My understanding of MSE is it will check several times during the to make it has the latest updates. Most GOOD VA programs will do this as there are several releases daily for AV definitions. This is the only way you and your machine will be aware of these releases.

When some of these attacks happen, a definition is released, but as the infection is refined, the the definition must also be refined and/or improved. I use F-Prot on my machines, but I install MSE on the kids and grand kids machines. I have seen as many as 12 releases in one day from F-Prot, this is what is call" being on top of things".

So I would not want to rely on ME being the one to check several times daily on all of my machines to see if a new release has been made.
 

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Dear Microsoft Community
Is there any way to prevent Windows 7 to Download Windows Updates over a metered connection (like SIM Card, etc)?
In Windows 10 its easy, i can just set a specific Adapter as Metered Connection, but what is the solution in Windows 7?
Kind regards,
Eiven

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I've just had a laptop returned from repair
I've had the hard disc replaced
Problem now: it's taking me a million years to update ALL windows updates
It seems to take a 1000 years for the updates to download in the first place
But then it takes another 1000 years for the installation

I was thinking: could I speed up the download anyhow?
Is there somewhere on Microsoft's website where I can download all current updates?

I heard this is normally only reserved for engineers with an account at Microsoft

In total, I've spent 5+ hours updating!!!

Thanks
OM
 

A:Where can I get ALL current windows updates in one place?

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By Donna, in Donna's Nook.






Windows Software and Security Updates: A restart is required or not?

A software update is what you need to take advantage of new fixes or features for a program or for any application in Windows. A security updates is your first defense in protecting your computer against known vulnerabilities in any affected software. Both type of update sometimes requires a restart before the update is placed properly but there are times, Windows has failed or has not place the installed software update or security updates for your system unless you will restart the computer. How is that possible?

Scenario: You installed a software update or security update but after installation, a reboot is not required. Not required because Windows did not prompt you to restart.
This means... the user is not sure whether the security update is in its place and protecting already the PC from known vulnerabilities that was fixed by installing the said security update.

Scenario: You installed a software update or security updates... Windows prompted you to restart the system to complete with security updates' installation. You followed the rules by restarting the PC. You ran Windows Update check again and found no more updates is needed for your PC. Are you done? Maybe yes or maybe not.

How can you be sure that Windows software and/or security updates are in place already?



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Calendar Of Updates -> How can you be sure th... Read more

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This article is at How to Geek. 
 
http://www.howtogeek.com/224471/how-to-prevent-windows-10-from-automatically-downloading-updates/

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Each day i try to go on the internet but I have to use a restore point prior to January 24, 2011 in order for my computer to go online. If I allow the newer Microsoft updates, my computer tells me that I have a connection problem and cannot connect. I am connected with a Netgear ethernet switch. Has anyone else had this?
 

A:Windows 7 updates prevent internet access

Maybe you also need to update your network adapter driver?
 

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Hi guys. I'm planning to build a new W7 integrated installer package.

But I'm getting totally confused about which updates are currently good, bad or ugly.

So I'm trying a new tack and downloading (onto my testbed machine) every update that M$ has on offer.

(With the exception of 971033, of course, and Defender Updates)

My questions, then, are:
1) Once the install finishes and settles down, which updates should I uninstall?
and...
2) Having never tried the 'wusa uninstall' method, does it work on all updates?

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I recently installed some windows updates.

One of them was for my monitor, while th other was for the video card (along with other updates too).

Now when it asked me to restart my computer, i did. But now my screen resolution is 640 x 480, and the color quality is at like 7 bit!!

i tried to change the background color quality and resolution, but that doesnt work. i tried system restore, and that didnt work either!

please help me, i need to know how to uninstall a windows update.

Thanks,

Brian.
 

A:Uninstalling windows updates.

Sounds like you just need to reinstall the drivers for your video card.

wrs
 

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I would like to uninstall all of my windows 7 security updates. Can all of them be uninstalled at once or individually? Will the above have any affect on the registry?

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Hello,
I have a program that doesnt run anymore, and I believe it is due to a Windows Update that causes a compatibilty issue. Anyway, to test my theory I plan to uninstall every Windows Update I have downloaded (thats all of them up to SP1). I was wondering, after I complete the un-install I will want to install them back one by one (until i find the offending update). But id there a way I can save the Windows Updates so that I don't have to re-download them all over again. Can I back up the Update files? I only have a 56k connection and it will take me hours to re-download them all again. Please help. Thanks. Im using Windows XP Home Edition.
 

A:Uninstalling Windows Updates

AtreideS
I may be wrong but to my knowledge there is no way to save the windows update locally for update later. Another note here, why not uninstall one at a time latest update first,and retest your system after each uninstall to find the offender if that is indeed the offender. Also note some updates cannot be uninstalled and the windows update site will tell you which.

Dave
 

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I have a Sony Vaio with windows 7 64 bit, home premium. Sony did not update drivers for my laptop model. They advised not to update to windows 10, which I haven't. Although windows has updated with window 10 updates and I want to uninstall the ones I don't need, for my windows 7. I'm not sure which ones I need to uninstall. I believe those updates are causing my laptop to be slow. Could someone advise me which updates to uninstall? I would appreciate your help very much. I still have the windows 10 app showing on the task bar. I now have the windows update, on ask first.
Thanks very much
 

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When I recently installed a bunch of windows updates, among them was a driver update for my Wacom Intuos 3 tablet. When I looked at the list of downloaded (but not installed) updates I saw the Wacom one but assumed (I should know better!) that it was a newer one than the April update that I had already installed. Long story short...it was the same update and now my tablet is acting slow, sluggish, hinkey, etc. Still works but its extremely annoying.

So, I went to the Windows Updates in Ctl Panel to uninstall the Wacom update but though it shows up as an installed update it does NOT show when I switch to the uninstall screen???? Anyone got a clue as to why this is? I tried rolling back my Wacom driver but it didn't solve the problem. I know it could be one of the other Win. updates that's causing this (it's happened in the past) but just got stuck on the question of why all the updates don't show up in the uninstall screen? Makes sense to me to try uninstalling the Wacom update first, right? Wrong? Anybody?

Thanks!

A:Uninstalling Windows Updates

Do a system restore from before the updates. Install a few at a time. Never install a large number all at once.

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I've never had any major problems with Win7 before and last year I installed some of the KB updates that turned out to be Win10 gubbins -mainly cos they were all labelled as 'Win7 updates'. Yeh, I wasn't being vigilant enough at the time, but then with no Win7 problems before, I had no problems with M$.

I always boot up my laptop offline -mainly cos I have stuff to do on the computer first and then I'll go online afterwards. I have a USB mobile internet dongle for my laptop -not a fixed line -and the wifi is turned off. Following an install of some of these updates, the next time I booted up, I got the usual opening screen (Dell logo + F2 Set Up/F12 Boot Options), then the screen goes black . . . and then nothing - the screen stayed black. Normally it then goes to 'Starting Windows' yada yada, log-in screen appears, sign in, off we go . . .

So after nothing, I tried again . . . and nothing. F2 = BIOS, change the settings . . . and nothing. Tried all sorts of BIOS settings . . . and nothing. F8 = advanced . . . nothing. Couldn't reach the log-in screen, no sign of 'Starting Windows'. After about half an hour - various BIOS settings making no difference at all - I made a cup of tea and thought 'Well that's that then . . .'

The previous weeks had been 'GWX! GWX! You want Win10! Yes you do!' but my approach was to leave it a bit -wait until after the initial fanfare had died down, any early bugs fixed, and check out the feedback after a few months of people using Win10 proper... Read more

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I have very carefully uninstalled all of the windows updates that I have found relating to both the installation of Win 10 as well as the recent MS telemetry updates for Win 7. My question is that if I have none of these now appearing under installed updates will my Win 7 computer be completely free of any effect that the uninstalled updates might have had?

I ask this because even after I uninstalled KB3035583 the GWX file remained in the System 32 folder and eventually enabled Win 10 to attempt an install on my computer even though I had set windows update to download, but allow me to approve installation. Fortunately the installation failed, but I remain concerned about the possible lingering effects of the other updates that were once installed and then uninstalled might still have on my computer?

Maxx

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On October 25, 2013, I'm seeing Microsoft uninstalling a ton of updates from my computer as evident in the event viewer.
 
 
 
Level Date and Time Source Event ID Task Category
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2876315 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2870699 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2862772 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2859903 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2859537 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2850851 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2846071 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM... Read more

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I recently installed a bunch of updates from the Windows update site. Now, some of the previously installed enterprise Java applications on my computer are not functioning properly, so I would like to back out these updates. Ideally, System Restore would do the trick, but the IT admins here disabled that feature. From Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs I can select any single update and remove it without issue. Unfortunately, it doesn't give you a nice sortable list (i.e. install dates are often missing and you can't sort by KB#). I already uninstalled the handful of updates that I could find without fixing the problem. Is there another way (command line or another tool or utility) that I can use to selectively uninstall Windows updates? Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Selectively Uninstalling Windows Updates

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Would it be ''safe'' to uninstall-''older'' Microsoft visual C redistributable updates,
while maintaining the ''newer'' updates at  the windows 7 programs & features page,
to (save) desired disk space.
LVP-Jan 26 2012*
 Lee Payne

A:Uninstalling "older'' Microsoft visual C++ redistributable updates.

Hi,
 
Why do you want to remove this update? For more disk space? You can delete IE temporary files or system temporary files to save disk space, or move the large program
 to other drive.
 
The Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run applications developed with Visual C++ on a computer that
does not have Visual C++ 2010 installed.

This package installs runtime components of C Runtime (CRT), Standard C++, ATL, MFC, OpenMP and MSDIA libraries.

If you don’t use visual c++, you can remove it.
 
Regards,
Leo  
Huang
 
 Leo Huang
TechNet Community Support

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Hello everyone! Recently, I had a bout of manually uninstalling Windows 7 telemetry and Get Windows 10 updates as well as disabling the tasks Consolidator, KernelCEIPTask, and UsbCeip of the Customer Experience Improvement Program. Exactly right after this happened, I now sometimes - especially when using many tabs in Chrome - get a blue screen telling me that netio.sys has a DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error 0xD1, and sometimes this changes to a PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA error.

After a bit of research, some have told me this is due to a corrupt driver for my network card, but I've checked and I'm pretty sure I have the latest, uncorrupted driver, same with my graphics card drivers. Incidentally, my browser also now frequently has problems loading some websites' layouts properly, and sometimes, image files have visible tearing or noise unlike anything I've experienced before.

Attached is my minidump file as per the instructions. Does anyone have an inkling as to what may be going on here? Is one of the Windows updates I uninstalled perhaps essential in fixing this error? Thank you for any help!

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Heeeeelp!

I have a new Yoga 3 11, 64-bit, Windows 8.1 OS, running Windows Defender as my antivirus software as I've had no issues with it in the past. After about 1 month of use I did an Virus/Spyware Update and the next day the touch screen and bluetooth drivers were not working. Not only that, but Bluetooth option was completely removed from the PC Settings. At that time I didn't realize what update caused the driver issues, so I called Lenovo and wasted an entire day while they tried a bunch of troubleshooting resulting in the conculsion that "There's something wrong with your drivers." Rather than be without my computer for 10 days to have them send it back in the same condition (what usually happens), I reset the system to a previous point in time. Poof no problem, but I had to reinstall a bunch of programs.

Fast forward to today, and the only update that was installed yesterday was Virus/Spyware Definitions for Windows Defender. Computer sat spinning on "Shutting Down" this morning when I tried to boot it up. Again, Bluetooth and touchscreen not working, Bluetooth doesn't show up in PC Settings. The Defender update shows as installed successfully under Control Panel - View Your Update History, but no way to uninstall it as it does not show up under Uninstall Updates. (Not that I think that would help, because the drivers are already jacked up).

HELP Please! I cannot be without my computer and Lenovo "repairs" are horrible, anywa... Read more

A:HEEEELP! Windows Defender Updates Uninstalling Drivers

Do you have the Disk that has the drivers, or do you have access to the Drive partition that they are on?
If so reinstall the drivers, after the update.
If not go here: Home - Lenovo Support (US) get the drivers you need and reinstall them.

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Hi, Does anyone have a comprehensive list of all the telemetry & gwx updates for Windows 7?

A:Telemetry & GWX Updates

Hi:

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Hi, Does anyone have a comprehensive list of all the telemetry & gwx updates for Windows 7?
 
I'm trying to find all the updates so I can remove them, I've come across a few lists but I have no idea how detailed or up to date they are.
 
If someone could link me to somewhere that lists them all I'd be very grateful.
 
Thanks!

A:Telemetry & GWX Updates

Hi:
 
Not sure about the telemetry stuff (most of which is overblown tinfoil-hat FUD), but the free Win10 offer ended ~2 months ago, so there's nothing to fear about that any longer.
 
There is an optional MS update to remove the GWX software from Windows 7:
 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3184143
 
Cheers,
 
MM

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I just installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on an HP Envy m6 laptop. I went to check for updates due to the fact that this laptop originally had Windows 8.1. Windows updates just keeping Checking for updates with the green progress bar keeps turning and
turning. I had this problem awhile back and there is an issue with two KB files which are windows update agents but I did not write them down. Does anybody have that information?
Thanking you in advance,
Dennis Sturgill

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For the past day windows wants to install the same 4 updates over and over, I have windows update set to download and let me choose when to install.

I can't understand why I even need them, as I uninstalled net framework.


Notice how the update at 8:17 AM., KB2656368, is the same as one of the 4 updates installed at 7:47 PM.
Windows wants to install the same four kb files again.
How do I stop this?


Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2656368)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:47 PM

Installation status: Successful
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Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2656405)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:46 PM

Installation status: Successful

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Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2686827)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:45 PM

Installation status: Successful

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Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2604121)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:45 PM

Installation status: Successful

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A:Windows 7 updates same for updates every time it checks for updates

See if you can System Restore to before Net Framework 4 was installed and then Hide it when it is again offered in Updates.

But be aware that some programs will need it and may not prompt you of this leaving you to guess why they are not installing or performing correctly. For this reason I always install it.

So you might want to reinstall it using its standalone installer since it may not have uninstalled correctly anyway.

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Hi there,

I am designing a Windows 7 Ent. to Windows 10 Ent. in-place upgrade task sequence. I have also included compatibility scan without the upgrade step before the actual upgrade. One ask I have come across before the solution roll out is what are all
the possible reasons/ways the upgrade can go wrong? This goes as a input to communications sent out to users so they can prep them before the upgrade with what to expect.

Can someone having gone through this in-place upgrade, please guide me here?

Thanks in advance.
Madhusudan

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For those who don't mind sending telemetry to MS, skip this post. For all others...

I happened to be in Task Scheduler for something completely unrelated, and noticed MS had setup tasks to send telemetry about my computer to MS, even though I had opted out of doing so when I installed W7. These tasks were located in the "Customer Experience Improvement Program" folder under Microsoft/Windows branch in the Task Scheduler Library tree. Digging into this, it turns out a KB update issued 4th quarter 2015 ignores your privacy settings and sets up tasks to send telemetry anyway. (See Forbes article link below.)

Forbes Welcome

To check this on my machines, I went to the original setting for CEIP and saw it was indeed set to NOT participate... you can see by going to Control Panel -> Action Center -> click hyperlink at left to "Change Action Center settings", then in the new window, look at the bottom for the hyperlink that says "Customer Experience Improvement Program setting" ... and see if it is set to NOT participate (as mine was).

Now go into Task Scheduler and into the folder of the same name under MS/Windows... and see if there aren't 2 or 3 enabled tasks... in the description in the lower part of the window, you will see the tasks are for CEIP and involve sending telemetry.

After disabling those tasks, I also found three other folders setup to send telemetry, apparently (as per the article above and others sources I read) from other KB... Read more

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Yesterday I serviced a Win7 Toshiba laptop that was in tough shape: it's performance was terrible. A big part of the problem was that the computer was umpteen behind in Windows Updates plus the owner had just about every Microsoft Office product and all of them needed Windows Updates, both security and updates. OK that's not the first time I've seen that; however, the owner uses Google Chrome as his browser.
My questions are
Aren't Microsoft's Windows Updates supposed to be kept up to date even when a different browser is being used?
And doesn't Google Chrome or other browsers have a method for that to happen?
Fortunately the good news is the computer is back to running like new again.

A:Do non-microsoft browsers have a method for Microsoft's Windows Updates?

Only Microsoft products (and certain drivers pushed via Windows Updates) are being updated via Windows Updates. Other products and web browsers uses their own update process/program. Google Chrome uses the Google Update Program, while Mozilla Firefox uses the Mozilla Maintenance Service (I think). So no, Windows Update isn't responsible for the update of other web browsers, other than Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge (on Windows 10).

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My Dell laptop has not been able to install the newest 2018 updates for Windows 7.  A total of 8 fail to install every night.  I have turned off my McAfee firewall to reinstall - failure.  I have tried installing the 6 lesser important &
smaller updates (5 downloaded, 1 failure) only to find that when laptop was restarted all failed to install.  System reverted.  What to do now?  I am NOT a techie and don't want to fiddle around with folders that I am not famiiar with.

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I went to Microsoft Windows Updates and thankfully I dont' have any critical updates, but I check under the other updates. Are any of these really required?http://yanowhiz.netrulon.com/updates.png

A:Microsoft Windows Updates

Personally, I install all updates from M$, that is just me though. Of the four you have showing, I would recommend for sure installing the outlook express update, the others are your choice. If you do install any, make to sure to check again because I know that the net framework will have a critical update to it.Also, you should not insert pictures into the forum like you did here. It is better to get an account at an image hosting site and post a link to the photo. There are many that are available for free. Here is a link to an article which lists many of them: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/6602/image-hosting/I use a couple but Image Shack works pretty well and is easy to use.

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We have approximately 5-to-6,000 machines, that we use in K-12 Education... The problem arises during the ever-increasing 'Testing' environments...

We are constantly having Student Computers either 'Installing', 'Restarting', from Updates, or something in between, that causes the machines being used for 'Testing' to either become 'unresponsive', or such an INTERRUPTION due to Updates, and Restarting
(both of which causes the unit(s) in question to become USELESS), that it knocks the kids out of testing, at which point they have to sit (sometimes for an hour or more) while the machine installs and subsequently restarts (sometimes 2-to-3 times) before
the student can get back on, and continue testing.

The frustration, at this point, has become SO INFURIATING, that the ENTIRE District has resorted to completely turning off Updates, from Microsoft, for the entire school year, because, the teachers can't get any 'useable' time for 'instruction OR testing,
on the machines.

There has got to be a way, that ALL OF THE UPDATES can be downloaded AND INSTALLED, and then either have the machine NOT attempt to 'Restart', or anything (including that STUPID damned "Do Not Power Down Your Machine Installing 1 of 83 Updates..."

I have looked at ALL of the Options for what can be done for Auto-Update, and none of them allows for the Installation of Updates without ANY Interruption/Input from the user, and without the machine doing an AUTO-Restart, both... Read more

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Hello all,

These days we have been getting many problems with Windows updates issue's. Some had issue's with installation/un-installation and some of users are complaining that everytime they install and configure the updates and after the restart the number of updates getting increased everytime they do this task.

I encountered a problem with Windows update in (Windows7 - Pro SP1),wherein there was only 1 update which was not getting installed and was completely grayed our that means we can't select/de-select the update.I have found a resolution and it worked for me very well and is applicable on all Windows operating systems (XP,Win Vista,7,8,8.1).Though we can't say this a permanent fix but still we can try this task to resolve many problems with Windows updates.Please review this suggestion and also suggest if anything is missing or required to make it more useful and helpful.

Below are the following steps:-
SoftwareDistribution:

Start > Run > (type or copy/paste) services.msc > [OK]
Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Stop
(Stopping the service will take a moment)

2. Rename the Download folder:

Start > Run > (type or copy/paste) %windir%\SoftwareDistribution > [OK]
Rename the "SoftwareDistribution" folder
In Windows Explo?e view, search for and locate the folder named "SoftwareDistribution".
Right-click on the folder and select the 'Rename' option and change the name to:
"SoftwareDistributionOld"
Close the window.

3. Start the Automat... Read more

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Is there any help out there?

I run a small home Office with 2 computers both loaded with Windows XP Pro and Office 2003 Pro. Anti-Virus installed is AVG Free Version 8.

When I turn off computers I am told that windows will update with "x" number of updates and turn off automatically. This "x" number only increases evry time I turn the computers off. Computer 1 also gives AVG update message as follows: "Updates have been installed and computer needs to reboot for updates to take effect" This is displayed shortly after booting. No matter how many times I reboot the computer this message appears and Microsoft message appears during turning off state.

I have reistalled windows and Office on this computer but the only differance is the number of updates needed to be installed. Presently on this computer updates = 15 and on other computer updates are 7.

I have done virus scans and Sypware detection, Cleaned registry, clean disk, defrag etc....

I have also followed instructions on "Joyof60's" and "Mattiq89ch" threads posted on this site without much improvements.

Is there a any hope for me?

Maybe somebody from Microsoft can give a hint of where the fix is located?

Help!!!!
 

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After factory-installing Windows 10 on PC's that were not compatible, is HP possibly preventing those PCs from connecting to Microsoft update and updating the PC's themselves in an effort to resolve the obviously multiple problems users encounter. Is
this why Microsoft error report logs are indicating failed error reporting; updates through settings often showed as failed and registry HCKEYS preventing reboot with Microsoft services only, as well as many stopped Microsoft services? Along with all the daily
use problems on a less than 1 month old new device directly received from HP.

All this after returning to stores, 3 devices that showed similar behaviors. My bad for keeping faith in HP.  On one of the devices I had to return. The minute I turned it on it showed a message that restore operation had failed,
I immediately repacked and returned it. Is this the new standard for PC's or is it just HP? Or is this simply a Windows 10 problem as they claim?

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I wanted to upgrade to Windows 10 (free) but thought I might have a virus or malware. Also had 200 failed Windows updates. I am unsure if i should fix these before upgrading to Windows 10, or whether upgrading will effectively 'clean' the OS. If i dont ensure laptop is clean, will the (possible) virus or malware affect the downloading of Windows 10?
In more detail -
Before attempting Windows 10 upgrade, I checked that Windows updates were current and found 200 failed updates. On trying to install these updates it would not install any. My laptop (Lenovo Yoga 2) is fairly new but used infrequently and updates were not set to auto.
At the same time i had some difficulty updating Firefox and running some online scanners. I downloaded and ran Malwarebytes, which found Pup.Optional.WebSearchInfo. I didn't take action on this as i found advice online that suggested performing 4-5 steps in a particular order to remove it.
As I am a novice, i have left things as they are, stopped using the laptop and thought it best to ask for advice. Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Possible virus/malware/failed Windows updates - fix b4 upgrade to Windows 10?

to BleepingComputer.Hi there,my name is Jo and I will help you with your computer problems.Please follow these guidelines:Read and follow the instructions in the sequence they are posted.print or copy & save instructions.back up all your private data / music / important files on another (external) drive before using our tools.Do not install / uninstall any applications, unless otherwise instructed.Use only that tools you have been instructed to use.Copy and Paste the log files inside your post, unless otherwise instructed.Ask for clarification, if you have any questions. Stay with this topic til you get the all clean post.My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.*** Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.Vista / Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.*** Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit and save it to your desktop.Be sure to print out and follow the instructions provided on that same page.Caution: This is a beta version so please be sure to read the disclaimer and back up all your data before using.Double click on downloaded file. OK self extracting prompt.MBAR will start. Click in the introduction screen "next"... Read more

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Published: January 25, 2005, 9:00 PM PSTBy Ina Fried Staff Writer, CNET News.comAiming to crack down on counterfeit software, Microsoft plans later this year to require customers to verify that their copy of Windows is genuine before downloading security patches and other add-ons to the operating system. Since last fall the company has been testing a tool that can check whether a particular version of Windows is legitimate, but until now the checks have been voluntary. Starting Feb. 7, the verification will be mandatory for many downloads for people in three countries: China, Norway and the Czech Republic. In those countries, people whose copies are found not to be legitimate can get a discount on a genuine copy of Windows, though the price varies from $10 to $150 depending on the country. By the middle of this year, Microsoft will make the verification mandatory in all countries for both add-on features to Windows as well as for all OS updates, including security patches. Microsoft will continue to allow all people to get Windows updates by turning on the Automatic Update feature within Windows. By doing so, Microsoft hopes it has struck a balance between promoting security and ensuring that people buy genuine versions of Windows. "We think that the best foundation for the most secure system is genuine software," said David Lazar, director of the Genuine Windows program at Microsoft. "We want to urge all of our customers to use genuine software. (At ... Read more

A:Microsoft: Legit Windows or no updates

They talk about cost to the software industry in $bn's but how many of the users can actually afford the software at the prices quoted or would buy it at the given price, especially those in developing nations. I always think that's a misleading figure to quote.

Also M$ seem to be saying the cheapest way to get windows is to get a pirated copy then buy a discounted legit serial number from them, I suppose that there are no production costs (of the physical CD) and distribution costs aren't incurred.

Targeting China first may secure Linux as the OS of choice there.

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i AM AT MY WITTS END. Tried to update by: refreshing, resetting and by recovery. and troubled shootng.  Error Msessages READS ALL FAILED: .  HP SUPPORT ASSISTANT ERROR READS: " ENABLE WINDOWS UPATE TO KEEP YOUR PC SECURE".  HOW IS THAT DONE? FUTHERMORE, Troubshooting  listed 3 options:  1) reinstall Windows (how difficult is this)?  2)  apply how I would like to update (recommended) updates and I am not able to APPLY nor cancel .  3)  A  Advance option.   HOWEVER,  message continue to have rectangle with a !  in the center of iT  WHICH is located on INTERNET ACCESS  IN lower bar.   Last up date  5/16/17, pretty sure there are updates. Novice with all this.  Can somone help me please.  

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Hello Everyone,

I would like to all Windows 7 experts for help.
I have just bought a key for Windows 7 Ultimate

But for some reason i thing that may be MSDN Key not retail.
I would like to know he following things:
1.Is there a way to find out if this key is retail,OEM or MSDN?
2.In case that this key gets blocked from Microsoft,will i be notified by Microsoft?\
3.In case my key gets blocked will i still beable to get updates and will my Microsoft Genuine logo will be still on my PC?
4.Is Microsoft will deactivate my licence?and i need to buy new one?
I have just realise that the seller site is not that genuine,but i have already bought the key,so i think i learn my lesson.
I just hope that the key they have provided me with is Genuine not some used key which will be blocked .
Please anyone who can give me some information on my questions to let me know.

Thank to all of you.
 

A:Windows 7 Ultimate UPDATES from Microsoft!

If the key doesnt activate, you will know right away. Then you will have to buy a new key/DVD.

I would back up all the data from that computer first, because when and if activation fails, you will have very limited use of the computer.
 

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