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How to avoid being "upgraded to Win 10" against your will:

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Double check the list at the top.


After that, I'd only suggest even considering the ones that say "Security", and only if they're well-documented.  Always remember, it's Microsoft's programmers we're talking about.  These are the same folks who brought us Windows 10 and who are working to shoehorn malware in via Windows Update.  They are not to be implicitly trusted!


Consider Woody Leonhard's advice here:  http://www.askwoody.com/


MS-DEFCON 2:  Patch reliability is unclear.  Unless you have an immediate, pressing need to install a specific patch, don't do it.



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In my wife's mini-office with two Win 7 Pro 64-bit machines, I've been fairly vigilant the last few months about NOT installing recent non-security updates.  However, both machines have the following updates from a while back, and I'm concerned that if I UNinstall them now I'll cause issues:

2952664 (listed four times in the View Updates list in each machine)






One more fact - the machines do NOT have GWX folders, thanks to my other UNinstalls.


In your experience, if I UNinstall the above five now, after many months have passed, what might happen?



Edited by glnz, Today, 11:04 AM.

glnz      old Dell Optiplex 755DT XP Pro SP3 (4GB RAM) and new Optiplex 7010MT dual-booting Win7 Pro 64-bit and Win 10 Pro 64-bit (16GB RAM)

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