RKOV (paradoox) wrote,
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More nonsense from Microsoft

This article has some information about Windows 10 misfeatures that M$ is now pushing back into Windows 7 and Windows 8:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2015/08/30/windows-10-spying-on-windows-7-and-windows-8/

The following commands (at least on windows 7) will uninstall the patches referenced in that article:

wusa /uninstall /kb:3022345 /norestart /quiet
wusa /uninstall /kb:3068708 /norestart /quiet
wusa /uninstall /kb:3075249 /norestart /quiet
wusa /uninstall /kb:3080149 /norestart /quiet


(To see what any of these do, leave off the /quiet, but it will ask you to confirm the uninstall.)

Based on this additional article

http://www.infoworld.com/article/2911609/operating-systems/kb-2952664-compatibility-update-for-win7-triggers-unexpected-daily-telemetry-run-may-be-snooping.html

and this article

http://goliathtechnologies.com/blog/proactive-healthcare-cto/

it appears patch kb:2952664 also gathers data and causes performance problems so it should probably be uninstalled along with those 4.

wusa /uninstall /kb:2952664 /norestart /quiet

Other places are mentioning that kb-3021917 also add telemetry / reporting to Microsoft:

wusa /uninstall /kb:3021917 /norestart /quiet

Also, if you are still plagued by the nags to install Windows 10 or just in case:

wusa /uninstall /kb:3035583 /norestart /quiet
wusa /uninstall /kb:3075851 /norestart /quiet


Edited to add:
Note you need to run those commands one at a time or one after the other. You can't just start all at once from start-run. The easiest way to do this is to create a file (ui.bat) in notepad and then cut-n-paste the following lines into the file


         wusa /uninstall /kb:3022345 /norestart /quiet
         wusa /uninstall /kb:3068708 /norestart /quiet
         wusa /uninstall /kb:3075249 /norestart /quiet
         wusa /uninstall /kb:3080149 /norestart /quiet
         wusa /uninstall /kb:2952664 /norestart /quiet
         wusa /uninstall /kb:3021917 /norestart /quiet
         wusa /uninstall /kb:3035583 /norestart /quiet
         wusa /uninstall /kb:3075851 /norestart /quiet

save the file, and run it by double-clicking or from command line.

Also:
It was pointed out to me that some of the uninstall doesn't happen until you reboot. So, you do need to reboot once you have run the wusa commands. Once you have rebooted you should run windows update by hand (from control panel) and hide any of the patches referenced above. (Run Windows update to look for updates, uncheck the patch, right click on it, and choose hide.) Make sure you look under optional patches as well so that you don't accidentally reinstall anything later.


Sorry, I don't know the equivalent for windows 8 and have no way of testing it as I don't do windows 8!
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