Windows7/8 - Updates to hide to prevent Windows 10 Upgrade / Disable Telemetry

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  1. Riley Martin

    Riley Martin Notebook Geek

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    I was just going to mention EFAIL. You summed it up well. Is anything sacred? Geezus, one thing after another. Oh yeah, and don't forget to reboot your Routers, as I'm sure most of you have read the FBI announced last week some pesky Ruskies have developed whatever its called, "VPNFilter router exploit"?. (no offense to Aleksander [sidenote: to whom I've donated for his UpdatePacks project, or his tech savvy countrymen for that matter).

    To Mobile Artist's question, I was going to suggest using say, Outlook2007 (you can probably find a Key dirt cheap now that MS doesn't support it)... caveat being, IF you don't intend to use that AOL account anylonger. I'd set-up Office 2007 or use 2010 if you want security updates (when setting-up, make sure you go through all the settings, do not check "delete from server" for anything you want to keep, ofc. Then once your Outlook runs for a day or so (depending on connection)... you will "data file management" > "Compact" those .pst files down in your Archive, and Main Folder set-up (typically). Then disable Outlook from connecting (or you could check "work offline" permanently). You'd have all those files forever & ever :). *Plus, aside from Efail news, Thunderbird can be quirky with some email clients (I dunno about AOL). Oh yeah, and using SMTP & POP vs IMAP (you will prob have better luck not removing them from the server). Sorry if some of that was already covered. Peace.
     
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    Riley Martin Notebook Geek

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    Extraneous info: I just installed a Samsung 970 Pro NVMe M.2 (they are sick, wow). To my question, I figured I'd run Windows Update after cloning existing (old SATA SSD) to new Nvme. Win7 Update populated a bunch of previously hidden updates. So I ran the last simplix update (and patch) from Mid-May. Then installed a cpl KB's that were legit through WinUpdate. [I've been meaning to ask this forever btw]. I took a screenshot, see attached. I'm concerned I am messing up my KB Updates location? (I'm too lazy/busy to read up on Temp KB locations, et.). So thanks in advance for any help & insight one may be able to offer!

    Typically, I'll save the UpdatePack7R2 on a Flash (say P: ) So I'll run cmd prompt as admin, change system32 with P:, then type UpdatePack7r2(whatver file name) / Silent / Reboot . You know the drill, machine reboots, system file clean-up, all is well (seemingly).

    Am I missing a step specifying KB locations? Again, check screenshot from recent installs. I installed some from Simplix (first), then some using Regular Windows Update. Much obliged to anyone for taking the time to read this. ;)
     

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  3. MobileArtist

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    Any opinions of those 5 updates?

    I haven't used Thunderbird much yet, but a trial run with AOL worked fine. Thunderbird seems simple, clear, and with a good UI.

    Outlook apparently saves archives in its own proprietary file format. and I've read that people have had data disappear, requiring a MS repair tool.
     
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  4. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    That shouldn't matter as it's the Installers temp location, and Windows Update uses another for the final destination to track what's installed.

    This Q is Answered similarly:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.co...temporary-folder-location?forum=winserverwsus
     
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    New Simplix Update,
    https://blog.simplix.info/update7/
    My Russian is sub-par, non-existent. Can someone shed some insight as to why Simplix is nowadays doing update 'patches', where after running the .exe patch one is then given a more typical UpdatePack7R2.exe? Thanks!
     
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    A bit confused here. I want to install an anti telemetry program on Windows 7 32 bit. From previous posts I've been led to understand that newer versions of Spybot Anti Beacon are 64 bit only. Yet various websites claim that the newest version is 32 and 64 bit. The makers website is remarkably free of description.

    There is a portable version. Is that 32 bit friendly?
     
  8. Riley Martin

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    Hey now. Thanks in advance for your time and any feedback/help one could offer.

    * 1st question:
    What does this mean (taken from the Simplix page) https://blog.simplix.info/update7/
    right beneath his list of newest KB additions...
    "Tweak Registry instead of MRT ( KB890830 )"
    I never run the MRT scans, but just caught the mention and want to disable it or address it.


    *2nd observation/question:
    This was interesting on the Simplix oszone.net page (post #7136)
    http://forum.oszone.net/thread-257198-714.html
    Translated,
    "KB4338818 was withdrawn, so the release of the new version is postponed."
    Then post #7140, Translated,
    "There are problems with Server 2008 R2 and at the moment I have stopped offering WU at all, even on Win7 x86-x64."

    *3rd Question: On page #1, which I've used as MS Update protocol reference since the nonsense began (and Simplix), these were the only Net Framework KB's (page #1 is dated, ofc..KB2972107,KB2972216,KB2978128,KB2979578,KB3023224,KB3035490,KB3037581,KB3074230,KB3074550, all for Net Framework 4.5.2).

    *So my question, can we safely install the newer Net Framework 4.5.2 updates? (I looked at all 130 pages, and I couldn't find Net Framework updates addressed -strictly w/ respect to Net Framework 4.5.2, cool to update?).

    Thanks everyone. Peace
     
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  9. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks! Dont wast your $$ on FILTH

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  10. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    See... There is a reason I say they are Nazis. And, people thought it was only cute sarcasm about their ugly child. They are evil bastards that deserve to die for their totally unacceptable behavior.

    Their updates are cancer. This is an example of why I do not allow them and why their "support" does not matter to me. Their "support" is a curse that is best avoided.
     
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