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Can't uninstall KB2976978

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    Windows 7 Home Premium on 2 Windows 8.1 on 1

    Can't uninstall KB2976978


    I had done an OK job of not installing Windows 10 and Telemetry updates as described in many threads including Updates to Hide to Avoid Telemetry or Windows 10 Upgrade
    but a few got in. I want to uninstall them as suggested but have run in to an issue with KB2976978. I find it in installed updates but I have no option to right click and select uninstall. If I use the command "wusa /uninstall /KB: 2976978" I get the message "Update for Microsoft Windows (KB2976978) is required by your computer and cannot be uninstalled"

    Only thing I could find for that message mentions being part of a Group Policy editor for WU which I am sure I am not.

    Any hope of getting this one uninstalled or should I not bother?
    Last edited by bru; 27 Oct 2015 at 09:07.

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Can't uninstall KB2976978
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