Bork Tuesday, Any Problems Yet?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Daveski17, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. Mr.X

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    Paste the following code in a notepad sheet and save as whateveryouwant.cmd. Right-click and runas admin.
    Code:
    reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Gwx /f /v DisableGwx /t REG_DWORD /d 1
    
    reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate /f /v DisableOSUpgrade /t REG_DWORD /d 1
    
    schtasks /Change /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser" /DISABLE
    schtasks /Change /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\ProgramDataUpdater" /DISABLE
    schtasks /Change /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\AitAgent" /DISABLE
    
    schtasks /Change /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\launchtrayprocess" /DISABLE
    schtasks /Change /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\refreshgwxconfig" /DISABLE
    schtasks /Change /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\refreshgwxconfigandcontent" /DISABLE
    schtasks /Change /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\refreshgwxcontent" /DISABLE
    
    sc config DiagTrack start= disabled
    net stop DiagTrack
    
    reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update" /v OSUpgradePendingReboot /f
    reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\RebootRequired" /f
    reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\Volatile" /v OSUpgradeStartTime /f
    reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade" /v AutoRebootDelay /f
    reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade" /v KickoffDownload /f
    reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade" /v AllowOSUpgrade /f
    reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade" /v KickoffUpgrade /f
    reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade\State" /f
    reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Reporting\EventCache.v2\Legacy\9482f4b4-e343-43b6-b170-9a65bc822c77" /f
    pause
     
  2. Stupendous Man

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    According to Microsoft, as described in the article https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3080351, that mentioned registry key and value "block upgrades to Windows 10 through Windows Update."
    (I am not sure whether or not you need to have installed KB3065987 or KB3065988 to make this work, or that that is only the case if one wants to apply the Group Policy method.)

    So yes, that registry key and value should block upgrades to Windows 10 through Windows Update. But Microsoft's article doesn't say anything about other updates for Windows 7 and 8 related to Windows 10, so you should still carefully check any updates to see whether or not you want them.
    For instance, if you applied the mentioned registry key and value, you still get the recent update KB3112343 that "enables support for additional upgrade scenarios from Windows 7 to Windows 10".
    Furthermore, if you haven't done so already, you might want to disable "Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates" in Windows Update, so that so called "Recommended updates" won't be offered as "Important updates".

    And of course there are other options, like scripts as mentioned by Mister X. I haven't tried or applied such.
     
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  4. Mr.X

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  5. KindaParanoid21

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    @Mister X - While I'm trying to get my head around this, and scrambling around the boards, I cut pasted and ran your script and it worked perfectly!

    So what now? Just go about updating as usual WITH attention paid to future updates, not needing to worry about the past ones related to 10 \ telemetry \ etc?
     
  6. Mr.X

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    No need to worry about the past ones related to OSupgrade. Of course M$ could change or push another update forcing OS upgrade. As for telemetry you need to pay attention as usual.
     
  7. KindaParanoid21

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    @Mister X - Yep, that's my fear of course... In my one thread I summarized from what I've gathered from you and other posters and would love your thoughts.

    Either way yes, great, definitely appreciate the help and the knowledge that the script takes care of the previous forced upgrades. And yes, awareness is essential for all this, now more than ever!
     
  8. Mr.X

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    Thanks for your kind words but all credits go for abbodi1406
     
  9. KindaParanoid21

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    @Mister X - Ah okay, well thank you too @abbodi1406

    So does this seem like a good round up...

    - Run this edit from the group policy editor from this link...
    https://www.maketecheasier.com/stop...letter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=21092015

    - Run @MisterX's script form this link...
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/bork-tuesday-any-problems-yet.370217/page-58

    - Run the GWX control panel from this link...
    http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

    And FINALLY, keep updates ticked so you choose when where how and who to DL and install them and bam, you should be safe!?!
     
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    Smart strategy indeed, just hope M$ don't start to include telemetry/OSupgrade code into SECURITY updates as well.
    I mean what refrains them to do that ultimately?
     
  13. Peter2150

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    Absolutely nothing. Thats why I check them and look for that key phrase "enhances update ability" Blah, that means we are going to foist win 10 on you.
     
  14. anon

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    Peter2150

    You are not MS market. Their market is folks who wouldn't know squat about windows updates.

    anon

    :p
     
  15. paulderdash

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    Will this script work on Win 8.1 also?
     
  16. Peter2150

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    ROFL. Thanks, I take it as a compliment
     
  17. Daveski17

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    Yeah, 'enhances update ability' is definite M$ doublespeak.
     
  18. Mr.X

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    Yes it will.
     
  19. focus

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    Peter, Have you ever found a suspicious "security" update?
     
  20. Mr.X

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    That's what I am talking about guys. Security updates could start bringing "evilness" within not talking about Recommended or Optional ones, I mean what could stop M$ from doing it?
     
  21. Stupendous Man

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    Not the same, but this year I noticed KB3068708, "Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry", of which the Microsoft Knowledge Base article also states "The Windows 7 offering also supports the kernel updates that were deployed separately to Windows 8.1 through security update 3045999."
    So that was a telemetry update that also included a security update for Windows 7! Terrible!
     
  22. Mr.X

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    See? First case so far no?
     
  23. Peter2150

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    Well on the last go round, I found one, that didn't make a lot of sense, and since it required someone to be sitting at my computer, it went to the hide bin. Bottom line Microsoft has proved that they aren't worthy of my trust by their actions. So I watch and hide. If it weren't for the fact I do want to keep the kernel patched I'd ditch the whole effort altogether.
     
  24. Peter2150

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    "update for customer experience" is another one that to me translates to I am going to get you. Off to the hide bin it goes.
     
  25. focus

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    Ok, thanks. I haven't been checking the security updates but I guess it is time to start.
     
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