A Complete List Of All Updates You Should Uninstall To Block Windows 10

Windows 10 has had an impressive adoption rate. The OS had a lot of promise when it was still in the preview stage and even though it started out infested with bugs, it has since improved a lot and Microsoft really wants you to check it out. It’s been aggressively pushing the new operating system through various updates and users who are weary of its attempts to get them to upgrade repeatedly have to block updates that try to download Windows 10 to their systems. Some updates don’t install or download files to install Windows 10 and instead install components to make the upgrade smoother. If you’re looking to block every single Windows 10¬†update completely, here is an exhaustive list of the updates you need to block on Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.

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Windows 7

Update NoDescription
KB971033Windows Activation Technologies
KB3139929Security update for Internet Explorer
KB3083710Windows Update Client
KB3083324Windows Update Client
KB3080149Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
KB3080149Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
KB3065987Windows Update Client
KB3050267Windows Update Client
KB3050265Windows Update Client
KB3035583Update installs Get Windows 10 app
KB3022345Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
KB3021917Update to Windows 7 SP1 for performance improvements
KB2952664Compatibility update
KB3146449Updated Internet Explorer 11 capabilities to upgrade to Windows 10

Windows 8.1

Update NoDescription
KB3139929Security update for Internet Explorer
KB3083325Windows Update Client
KB3080149Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
KB3080149Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
KB3075853Windows Update Client
KB3075249Update that adds telemetry points to consent.exe
KB3068708Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
KB3065988Windows Update Client
KB3050267Windows Update Client
KB3046480Helps to determine whether to migrate the .NET Framework 1.1
KB3044374Update that enables you to upgrade
KB3035583Update installs Get Windows 10 app
KB3022345Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
KB2976978Compatibility update
KB2902907MS Security Essentials/Windows Defender related update
KB3146449Updated Internet Explorer 11 capabilities to upgrade to Windows 10

If you haven’t blocked some of these updates, files for updating Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10 might already be on your system. You can uninstall these updates and if you want to avoid accidentally downloading them again with the essential updates, you might want to hide them as well. Do you know about an update we might have missed? Let us know in the comments so we can add it to the list.

  • Lange

    The first update on your list for Windows 7 KB971033 Windows Activation Technologies is a very old update from years ago why remove that one unless you have a pirated version of Windows

    • Flux

      Yeah, that was the entire purpose of that update. To fight piracy(which in the end didn’t really do much anyway, it killed already activated pirate windows, but you could simply activate again using newer methods)
      It has nothing to do with Windows 10 OR telemetry.

      • cdgoldin

        The problem with WAT is false detects. Then you have to spend hours on the telephone, talking to a M$ illiterate in Urduland, to get a 64-character key (that no one can type accurately) to try to reactivate the valid copy of windoze for which you paid $150-300.

  • davidpro

    Create a list which is updated regularly for telemetry updates too!

    • cdgoldin

      Ask, and ye shall receive:
      @echo ———————————————-
      @echo uninstall W7 data mining telemetry updates
      @echo ———————————————-
      wusa /uninstall /KB:2506928 /quiet /norestart
      wusa /uninstall /KB:2545698 /quiet /norestart
      wusa /uninstall /KB:2592687 /quiet /norestart
      wusa /uninstall /KB:2660075 /quiet /norestart
      wusa /uninstall /KB:2726535 /quiet /norestart
      wusa /uninstall /KB:2876229 /quiet /norestart
      wusa /uninstall /KB:2923545 /quiet /norestart
      wusa /uninstall /KB:2970228 /quiet /norestart
      wusa /uninstall /KB:2990214 /quiet /norestart
      wusa /uninstall /KB:2994023 /quiet /norestart
      wusa /uninstall /KB:3021917 /quiet /norestart
      wusa /uninstall /KB:3022345 /quiet /norestart
      wusa /uninstall /KB:3050265 /quiet /norestart
      wusa /uninstall /KB:3065987 /quiet /norestart
      wusa /uninstall /KB:3068708 /quiet /norestart
      wusa /uninstall /KB:3075249 /quiet /norestart
      wusa /uninstall /KB:3080149 /quiet /norestart
      wusa /uninstall /KB:3192403 /quiet /norestart
      @pause
      @echo ————————————————-
      @echo uninstall W10 downgrade related updates
      @echo ————————————————-
      wusa /uninstall /KB:2952664 /quiet /norestart
      wusa /uninstall /KB:2976978 /quiet /norestart
      wusa /uninstall /KB:2977759 /quiet /norestart
      wusa /uninstall /KB:3035583 /quiet /norestart
      wusa /uninstall /KB:3112343 /quiet /norestart
      wusa /uninstall /KB:3123862 /quiet /norestart
      wusa /uninstall /KB:3135445 /quiet /norestart
      wusa /uninstall /KB:3170735 /quiet /norestart
      wusa /uninstall /KB:3173040 /quiet /norestart
      @pause
      @echo ————————————————-
      @echo uninstall Windows Journal related updates
      @echo ————————————————-
      wusa /uninstall /KB:3170735 /quiet /norestart
      @pause
      @echo ———————————————-
      @echo now hide blacklisted updates in Windows Update
      @echo ———————————————-
      @echo must be run as elevated!
      d:batchHideWindowsUpdates.vbs 2506928 2545698 2592687 2660075 2726535 2876229 2923545 2970228
      d:batchHideWindowsUpdates.vbs 2990214 2994023 3021917 3022345 3050265 3065987 3068708 3075249
      d:batchHideWindowsUpdates.vbs 3080149 3192403
      d:batchHideWindowsUpdates.vbs 2952664 2976978 2977759 3035583 3112343 3123862 3135445 3170735 3173040
      d:batchHideWindowsUpdates.vbs 3170735
      @pause
      @echo —————————————————-
      @echo reboot Windows after the script has completed
      @echo if Microsoft releases a new revision of a particular update
      @echo it has to be hidden again. So run this every time you run WU.
      pause

      *** Warning: Do NOT install the W7 “cumulative update”, as it will install all of the above listed malware, without your permission or knowledge.