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

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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 No Description
KB971033 Windows Activation Technologies
KB3139929 Security update for Internet Explorer
KB3083710 Windows Update Client
KB3083324 Windows Update Client
KB3080149 Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
KB3080149 Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
KB3065987 Windows Update Client
KB3050267 Windows Update Client
KB3050265 Windows Update Client
KB3035583 Update installs Get Windows 10 app
KB3022345 Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
KB3021917 Update to Windows 7 SP1 for performance improvements
KB2952664 Compatibility update
KB3146449 Updated Internet Explorer 11 capabilities to upgrade to Windows 10

Windows 8.1

Update No Description
KB3139929 Security update for Internet Explorer
KB3083325 Windows Update Client
KB3080149 Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
KB3080149 Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
KB3075853 Windows Update Client
KB3075249 Update that adds telemetry points to consent.exe
KB3068708 Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
KB3065988 Windows Update Client
KB3050267 Windows Update Client
KB3046480 Helps to determine whether to migrate the .NET Framework 1.1
KB3044374 Update that enables you to upgrade
KB3035583 Update installs Get Windows 10 app
KB3022345 Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
KB2976978 Compatibility update
KB2902907 MS Security Essentials/Windows Defender related update
KB3146449 Updated 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.

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  • 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.

  • davidpro

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