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Updates to Hide to Avoid Telemetry or Windows 10 Upgrade

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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Updates to Hide to Avoid Telemetry or Windows 10 Upgrade


    KB2505438 (Although it claims to fix performance issues, it often breaks fonts)
    • KB2670838 (This update often breaks AERO on Windows 7 and makes some fonts on websites fuzzy. A Windows 7 specific update only, do not install IE10 or 11 otherwise it will be bundled with them, IE9 is the max version you should install to avoid this.
    • KB2952664 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
    • KB2976978 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
    • KB2977759 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
    • KB2990214 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
    • KB3021917 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparatioon + Telemetry)
    • KB3022345 (Telemetry)
    • KB3035583 (Windows 10 upgrade preparation)
    • KB3068708 (Telemetry)
    • KB3075249 (Telemetry)
    • KB3080149 (Telemetry)


    Thanks Matrix Leader for putting together this list of service bulletins. Read more at: http://tr.im/oQvOB
    From majorgeeks

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    St. Augustine
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    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    KB2505438 (Although it claims to fix performance issues, it often breaks fonts)
    • KB2670838 (This update often breaks AERO on Windows 7 and makes some fonts on websites fuzzy. A Windows 7 specific update only, do not install IE10 or 11 otherwise it will be bundled with them, IE9 is the max version you should install to avoid this.
    • KB2952664 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
    • KB2976978 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
    • KB2977759 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
    • KB2990214 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
    • KB3021917 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparatioon + Telemetry)
    • KB3022345 (Telemetry)
    • KB3035583 (Windows 10 upgrade preparation)
    • KB3068708 (Telemetry)
    • KB3075249 (Telemetry)
    • KB3080149 (Telemetry)


    Thanks Matrix Leader for putting together this list of service bulletins. Read more at: http://tr.im/oQvOB
    From majorgeeks
    Great Info, Thanks

    Someone with a lot more knowledge than I should write a little program or script that purges anything W-10 related from the system.

    There was GWX, now let there be GROWX - GET RID OF WINDOWS 10
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    W8.1, W7


    now let there be GROWX


    For already installed 10, there's many spy-killing programs out there, may make 10 tolerable (... maybe, someday, in 2023).
    From O&O, certified MS Partner, looking good: O&O ShutUp10: download free antispy tool for Windows 10
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    Cliff S, thank you for the list. It was a great help for me. I only had 3 from your list to hide which I finally hid yesterday. Now I no longer have that pesky "Get Windows 10" icon on my computer or the GWX,exe thing. My "Upgrade to Windows 10 Home" has been hidden for quite awhile. So, hopefully, I no longer have to worry about Windows 10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juliet68 View Post
    Cliff S, thank you for the list. It was a great help for me. I only had 3 from your list to hide which I finally hid yesterday. Now I no longer have that pesky "Get Windows 10" icon on my computer or the GWX,exe thing. My "Upgrade to Windows 10 Home" has been hidden for quite awhile. So, hopefully, I no longer have to worry about Windows 10
    You're welcome... even though I went Win10 on both my computers, I believe in choice with out annoyance for everyone But the real thanks goes out to Matrix Leader and Major Geeks for making it world wide public..
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    Like Juliet68's, my W8.1 system had three of the patches from the list. Uninstalling these patches is a mixed bag result. The system slower to start up, but shuts down much faster and seemingly runs faster.

    I've never questioned critical and important patches from Microsoft, that's over now. I may even trust Google more with my data than Microsoft...
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    Cliff, should update KB3075853 be included in your above list?
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    Trying to Sith things out
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Juliet68 View Post
    Cliff, should update KB3075853 be included in your above list?
    I have no idea sorry, I copy/pasted that list from Major Geeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Juliet68 View Post
    Cliff, should update KB3075853 be included in your above list?
    I have no idea sorry, I copy/pasted that list from Major Geeks.
    I'm sorry, Cliff, I made a mistake and posted in wrong forum.
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    Trying to Sith things out
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Juliet68 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Juliet68 View Post
    Cliff, should update KB3075853 be included in your above list?
    I have no idea sorry, I copy/pasted that list from Major Geeks.
    I'm sorry, Cliff, I made a mistake and posted in wrong forum.
    At least the question fit the thread, I made a comment once while flipping between tabs(different thread-same forum though), and everyone must of went "HUH???"
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