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Yes/No Update: (KB3173040)


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#1 softeyes

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 03:28 PM

Assistance please: To install or hide?

 

Windows 7 Microsoft current security update KB-3173040

"Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 end of free upgrade offer notification"

Link: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3173040

 

 

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3173040)
Download size: 5.3 MB
You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
Update type: Recommended
Install this update to resolve issues in Windows. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 05:50 PM

Depends if you want Win 10 or not. If you don't want Win 10 just hide it.

 

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 06:01 PM

@Chris ~ thank you, I will hide it. I have another question for clarification.

 

Let's say I have hidden the KB security update, it appears I will still receive the large blue notification, or will it also go away? 

 

Do I understand the Microsoft language correctly? Apologies for not having the light bulb turned on!  :idea:



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Posted 01 July 2016 - 06:47 PM

It should stop it appeariing, but if you really don't want Win 10 why don't you install GWXcontrol panel ?  I have it on four computers in my care and by all reports it works very well. Still I believe that MS have said they are going to stop the nagging after the 29th July - or was that a pious hope on someone's part ?

 

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 07:04 PM

Laughing...I do have GWX Control Panel in action. However I'm just not willing to let anything slip through! I have never gone through this degree of antics to keep a "free" software program from upgrading  :lmao:

 

Again ~ thanks :-)



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Posted 02 July 2016 - 08:26 AM

- This Update is meant remind the user that time is about to run out for a free upgrade from Win 7 or Win 8 to Win 10. And this message/reminder is perfectly logical because if the user want to upgrade to Win 10 after july 29 then that upgrade is no longer free.

- Is this update listed under "Recommended"  ?? On my Win 7 system this update is listed as "optional".

- Did you make a reservation to upgrade to Win 10 ? Or did you install KB 3035583 ? If you don't want Win 10 then cancel your reservation and remove KB 3035585.

 

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3173040



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Posted 02 July 2016 - 09:34 AM

@Willy22 ~ thank you for your reply!

 

  • KB3173040 security update showed up as "recommended" (using Windows 7 Ultimate)
  • No reservation made for Windows 10. The goal is to not migrate to W10 on this laptop, I l o v e W7!
  • I did not install KB 3035583, it is hidden

I appreciate that Microsoft is reminding those users currently running OS Windows 7/Windows 8.1 to upgrade for 'free'.....

 

I'm doing everything possible to NOT install W10  :guitar:



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Posted 02 July 2016 - 10:49 AM

Simple solution to stop Windows 10 upgrade is to uninstall updates that are use to upgrade to Windows 10.

 

 

Uninstall KB3035583 Update for Get Windows 10 App icon

 
The KB3035583 update installs the Get Windows 10 app icon which helps users understand their Windows 10 upgrade options and device readiness.
This update creates Get Windows 10 icon on Notification area and to remove this icon uninstall KB3035583 update and make sure to hide this update as its available for you to install next time you visit Windows Update.
Additionally, Windows 7 users need to uninstall and hide the update KB2952664. Windows 8/8.1 users need to uninstall and hide update KB 2976978. These last two updates are responsible for checking whether or not your system is compatible with Windows 10 but theyre also downloading Windows 10 in the background.


Uninstalling KB3035583 Update
To remove KB3035583, open Control Panel --> Programs and Features ---> View install updates.
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To quickly find KB3035583, you can sort by name. Once youve located it, right-click and choose Uninstall.

When you select to uninstall this update, youll be asked to confirm and then you will need to restart your computer.

If you remove an installed update (or decide not to install a particular update), Windows Update will constantly warn you that there are updates available. The solution to this problem is to hide the update. You can always use the Restore Hidden Updates command (in the left pane of the Windows Update window) if you later decide to restore and install the hidden update.
From Windows Update window click the link indicating that updates are available.
Right-click the update that you would like to hide and click Hide Update. Click OK.
The update is removed from the list of available updates.

 

Note: Get Windows 10 app update may have to be hidden more then once so till Microsoft give up check for new updates each time Get Windows 10 app update is hidden and if there is new Get Windows 10 app update do same.


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Posted 02 July 2016 - 10:50 AM

If that's what you want, you should run Steve Gibson's Never 10. This is what I used and it works perfectly. If your PC is not completely updated, it may not work the first time. Keep running it until it works.

 

 

 

 

https://www.grc.com/never10.htm



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Posted 03 July 2016 - 06:43 AM

- Since that Update is some 5 MB in size I suspect MS still has some hideous/nasty tricks up its sleeve. Better be VERY careful.

- One can change the way Windows handles those "Optional" Updates. Go to the "Windows Update" screen in Win 7 and uncheck the box that make Windows treat the "Optional" Updates the same as the "Important" Updates. Then the "Important" updates can be safely installed because the Win 10 nagware is one of those "Optional" Updates (KB 3035583).

- However, I would strongly recommend to install "optional" update KB 2852386. For more info:

 

https://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=46454






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