Remove ALL telemetry updates from Windows 7 & 8 and 8.1

ragnarok1968

Well-Known Member
I found this script, use Notepad and put this script in notepad and save under "all files" and give it a name with a .CMD extension. then you simply double-click it and all telemetry updates will be removed.

I did it on my system

Link: Remove telemetry updates for Windows 7 and 8.1

I'll list the entire script. simply use notepad, paste the code below into notepad, save as "all file" types

I recommend using the name like "remove-windows7-telemetry-update.cmd" without quotes!

Code:
@echo off
echo Uninstalling KB3075249 (telemetry for Win7/8.1)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3075249 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3080149 (telemetry for Win7/8.1)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3080149 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3021917 (telemetry for Win7)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3021917 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3022345 (telemetry)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3022345 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3068708 (telemetry)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3068708 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3044374 (Get Windows 10 for Win8.1)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3044374 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3035583 (Get Windows 10 for Win7sp1/8.1)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3035583 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB2990214 (Get Windows 10 for Win7)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2990214 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB2952664 (Get Windows 10 assistant)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2952664 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3075853 (update for "Windows Update" on Win8.1/Server 2012R2)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3075853 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3065987 (update for "Windows Update" on Win7/Server 2008R2)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3065987 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3050265 (update for "Windows Update" on Win7)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3050265 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB971033  (license validation)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:971033 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB2902907 (description not available)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2902907 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB2976987 (description not available)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2976987 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB2976978 (compactibility update for Windows 8.1)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2976978 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3102810 (update for "Windows Update")
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3102810 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3112343 (Windows Update Client for Windows 7)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3112343 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3135445 (Windows Update Client for Windows 7)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3135445 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3123862 (Windows Update Client for Windows 7)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3123862 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3081954 (Telemetry Update for Windows 7)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3081954 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3139929 (Get Windows 10 update for MSIE)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3139929 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3138612 (Windows Update Client for Windows 7)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3138612 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3138615 (Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3138615 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3150513 (Compactibility Update (another GWX) for Windows 7/8.1)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3150513 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3133977 (buggy update)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3133977 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3139923 (Another GWX for Windows 7/8.1)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3139923 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3173040 (Another GWX for Windows 7/8.1)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3173040 /quiet /norestart
or download a completed version already made, download it here
 
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ragnarok1968

Well-Known Member
Here's a listing of the various updates and their purpose

Might be overkill but this is what I have compiled from various sources:

KB2505438
Slow performance in applications that use the DirectWrite API on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2505438
Although it claims to fix performance issues, it often breaks fonts
KB2670838
Platform update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2670838
Windows 7 Only (breaks AERO functionality and gives you blurry fonts on some websites)
The EVIL Update, breaks AERO on Windows 7 and makes some fonts on websites fuzzy, 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
KB2952664
Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7
This update helps Microsoft make improvements to the current operating system in order to ease the upgrade experience to the latest version of Windows.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2952664
Windows 10 Upgrade preparation
Get Windows 10 assistant
KB2976978
Compatibility update for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8
This update performs diagnostics on the Windows systems that participate in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program. These diagnostics help determine whether compatibility issues may be encountered when the latest Windows operating system is installed. This update will help Microsoft and its partners ensure compatibility for customers who want to install the latest Windows operating system.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2976978
Windows 10 Upgrade preparation
KB2977759
Compatibility update for Windows 7 RTM
This update performs diagnostics on the Windows systems that participate in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program. These diagnostics help determine whether compatibility issues may be encountered when the latest Windows operating system is installed. This update will help Microsoft and its partners ensure compatibility for customers who want to install the latest Windows operating system.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2977759
Windows 10 Upgrade preparation
KB2990214
Update that enables you to upgrade from Windows 7 to a later version of Windows
update that enables you to upgrade your computer from Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to a later version of Windows.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2990214
Get Windows 10 for Win7
Windows 10 Upgrade preparation
KB3021917
Update to Windows 7 SP1 for performance improvements
This update performs diagnostics in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) in order to determine whether performance issues may be encountered when the latest Windows operating system is installed. Telemetry is sent back to Microsoft for those computers that participate in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP). This update will help Microsoft and its partners deliver better system performance for customers who are seeking to install the latest Windows operating system.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3021917
Telemetry for Win7
Windows 10 Upgrade preparatioon + Telemetry
KB3022345
Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
This update introduces the Diagnostics and Telemetry tracking service to in-market devices. By applying this service, you can add benefits from the latest version of Windows to systems that have not yet been upgraded. The update also supports applications that are subscribed to Visual Studio Application Insights.
This update has been replaced by the latest update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry that was first released on June 2, 2015. To obtain the update, see 3068708 Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3022345
Telemetry
KB3035583
Update installs Get Windows 10 app in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1
This update installs the Get Windows 10 app, which helps users understand their Windows 10 upgrade options and device readiness.
This update applies to Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Internet Explorer 11 (IE11).
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3035583
Windows 10 upgrade preparation
KB3068708
Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
This update introduces the Diagnostics and Telemetry tracking service to existing devices. By applying this service, you can add benefits from the latest version of Windows to systems that have not yet upgraded. The update also supports applications that are subscribed to Visual Studio Application Insights.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3068708
Telemetry
KB3075249
Update that adds telemetry points to consent.exe in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
This update adds telemetry points to the User Account Control (UAC) feature to collect information on elevations that come from low integrity levels.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3075249
Telemetry
KB3080149
Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
This package updates the Diagnostics and Telemetry tracking service to existing devices. This service provides benefits from the latest version of Windows to systems that have not yet upgraded. The update also supports applications that are subscribed to Visual Studio Application Insights.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3080149
Telemetry
KB971033
Update for Windows Activation Technologies
There is an update available to the activation and validation components in Windows Activation Technologies for Windows 7.
Windows Activation Technologies helps you confirm that the copy of Windows 7 that is running on your computer is genuine. Additionally, Windows Activation Technologies helps protect against the risks of counterfeit software. Windows Activation Technologies in Windows 7 consists of activation and validation components that contain anti-piracy features.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971033
Windows Activation Technologies
KB3044374
Update that enables you to upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10
Update that enables you to upgrade from Windows 8.1 to a later version of Windows
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3044374
KB3075853
Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: August 2015
Update that contains some improvements to Windows Update Client in Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3075853
update for "Windows Update" on Win8.1/Server 2012R2
KB3065987
Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: July 2015
update that contains some improvements to Windows Update Client in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. This update is incompatible with Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) servers without the hardening update 2938066
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3065987
update for "Windows Update" on Win7/Server 2008R2
KB3050265
Windows Update Client for Windows 7: June 2015
General improvements are made to support upgrades to a later version of Windows.
This update installs a new Group Policy object that enables you to block upgrades to the latest version of Windows through Windows Update.
Microsoft is making Windows 10 available for free for one year from the date of availability to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers for non-Enterprise editions. If you have Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 Pro deployed in your organization, Windows 10 will be offered to you. Computers that have this Group Policy object enabled will never detect, download, or install an upgrade to the latest version of Windows.
You can configure this Group Policy object by using Group Policy (if the update is installed and if you use the updated WindowsUpdate.admx file by copying the file from where the editing policy is located). You can also do this by going to Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update, double-clicking Turn off the upgrade to the latest version of Windows through Windows Update, and then clicking Enabled.
Policy path Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Windows Update
Policy setting Turn off the upgrade to the latest version of Windows through Windows Update (enabled or disabled)
To suppress this offer through the registry, set the following registry key:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
DWORD: DisableOSUpgrade = 1
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3050265
update for "Windows Update" on Win7
KB2902907
description not available
KB2976987
description not available
 

Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
I'd be careful with disabling telemetry especially Windows 10. You should at least leave it on basic. Disabling telemetry completely on Windows 10 will prevent Windows update from working
 

ragnarok1968

Well-Known Member
I'd be careful with disabling telemetry especially Windows 10. You should at least leave it on basic. Disabling telemetry completely on Windows 10 will prevent Windows update from working
Well yeah because Windows 10 is based upon telemetry. But Windows 7's was implemented AFTER the release of Windows 7. So it's not integrated into the OS so much as was Windows 10. Windows 10's telemetry is integrated into the OS.

But I'm ONLY concerned about Windows 7. But thanks for mentioning that too

-RAG
 

Jody Thornton

New Member
I hope it's OK to ask this question, but it seems to be a relevant thread, despite it's over a year ago.

I run Windows 8 (yes the original), and I kept it updated by using updates from Server 2012, which are codebase identical. I was of the belief that Windows 8 was free of the telemetry and CPU blocking that Windows 8.1 was plagued with, but now I'm not so sure.

Would anyone know if there are telemetry updates for Server 2012 (again not R2), that would contain telemetry?
Your help is appreciated. Cheers!

Jody
 
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