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Remove telemetry updates for Windows 7 and 8.1
@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
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commented Aug 24, 2015

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

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commented Sep 1, 2015

Very helpfull.
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commented Sep 12, 2015

2990214 is duplicated

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commented Sep 25, 2015

This is great, thanks.

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commented Oct 1, 2015

Thank you.

A script that'd autohide all these updates would be fanstastic. Formatting imminently and would rather these never installed in the first place and finding each one manually is very tedious

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commented Oct 11, 2015

all telemetry and win10 update remove

@echo off
echo Uninstalling KB3021917 (Get Windows 10 preparation & telemetry for Win7)
wusa /uninstall /KB:3021917 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3050265 (update for "Windows Update" on Win7 Jun.2015)
wusa /uninstall /KB:3050265 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3035583 (Get Windows 10 for Win7sp1/8.1)
wusa /uninstall /KB:3035583 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2952664 (Get Windows 10 assistant)
wusa /uninstall /KB:2952664 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2952664 (Get Windows 10 assistant)
for /L %%i in (1,1,13) do start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2952664
echo Uninstalling KB2990214 (Get Windows 10 for Win7 without sp1)
wusa /uninstall /KB:2990214 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3068708 (telemetry)
wusa /uninstall /KB:3068708 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3022345 (telemetry & replaced the update KB3068708)
wusa /uninstall /KB:3022345 /norestart /quiet

echo Uninstalling KB3075851 (update for "Windows Update" on Win7/Server 2008R2 Aug.2015 replace KB 3065987)
wusa /uninstall /KB:3075851 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3045999 (MS15-038)
wusa /uninstall /KB:3045999 /norestart /quiet

echo Uninstalling KB3065987 (update for "Windows Update" on Win7/Server 2008R2 Jul.2015 KB3050265)
wusa /uninstall /KB:3065987 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2976978 (Get Windows 10 preparation for Win8/8.1)
wusa /uninstall /KB:2976978 /norestart /quiet

echo Uninstalling KB2919355 (ie11 for Win8.1RT/8.1/Server2012r2 Apr.2015
wusa /uninstall /KB:2919355 /norestart /quiet

echo Uninstalling KB2977759 (Get Windows 10 preparation for Win7 RTM)
wusa /uninstall /KB:2977759 /norestart /quiet

echo Uninstalling KB3075249 (telemetry for Win7/8.1)
wusa /uninstall /KB:3075249 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3080149 (telemetry for Win7/8.1)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3080149 /quiet /norestart

echo Uninstalling KB3044374 (Get Windows 10 for Win8.1)
wusa /uninstall /KB:3044374 /norestart /quiet

wusa /uninstall /KB3075851 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3050265 (update for "Windows Update" Group Police on Win7 Jun.2015 replace 2990214)
wusa /uninstall /kb:3050265 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3083324 (update for "Windows Update" on Win7sp1/Server 2008R2sp1 Sep.2015)
wusa /uninstall /kb:3083324 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2882822 (telemetry "ITraceRelogger" to Embedded Standard7sp1/Win7sp1/Server2008r2Sp1)
wusa /uninstall /kb:2882822 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3075249 (telemetry on Win8.1/RT8.1/Server2012r2/Win7sp1/Server2008r2Sp1)
wusa /uninstall /kb:3075249 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3083325 (update for "Windows Update" on Win8.1/Server2012r2 Sep.2015)
wusa /uninstall /kb:3083325 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3075853 (update for "Windows Update" on Win8.1/Server 2012R2 Aug.2015 replace KB3075851)
wusa /uninstall /kb:3075853 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB2902907 (Microsoft Security Essentials)
wusa /uninstall /kb:2902907 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3068708 (telemetry "CEIP" on Win8.1/Server2012r2/Win7sp1/Server2008r2Sp1
wusa /uninstall /kb:3068708 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB971033 (license validation)
wusa /uninstall /kb:971033 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB2976987 (description not available)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2976987 /quiet /norestart
ECHO OFF
ECHO All done. Press any key to exit.

PAUSE

EXIT

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commented Oct 20, 2015

Yeah spotted the license validation removal, don't do that...

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commented Oct 27, 2015

Nah man, fuck the license validation update. It does absolutely nothing for legit users, and inconveniences illegitimate ones who may not even realize their copy is pirated; eg. computers built by friends.

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commented Nov 7, 2015

thank,
I wrote a light version for my job. But your version is very helpfull.
I add the kb:3072630 for Solidworks Software.
Best Regards.

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commented Nov 18, 2015

all telemetry and win10 update remove

echo Uninstalling KB3021917
wusa /uninstall /KB:3021917 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3050265
wusa /uninstall /KB:3050265 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3035583
wusa /uninstall /KB:3035583 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2952664
wusa /uninstall /KB:2952664 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2952664
for /L %%i in (1,1,13) do start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2952664
echo Uninstalling KB2990214
wusa /uninstall /KB:2990214 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3068708
wusa /uninstall /KB:3068708 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3022345
wusa /uninstall /KB:3022345 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3075851
wusa /uninstall /KB:3075851 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3045999
wusa /uninstall /KB:3045999 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3065987
wusa /uninstall /KB:3065987 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2976978
wusa /uninstall /KB:2976978 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2919355
wusa /uninstall /KB:2919355 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2977759
wusa /uninstall /KB:2977759 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3075249
wusa /uninstall /KB:3075249 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3080149
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3080149 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3044374
wusa /uninstall /KB:3044374 /norestart /quiet
wusa /uninstall /KB3075851 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3050265
wusa /uninstall /kb:3050265 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3083324
wusa /uninstall /kb:3083324 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2882822
wusa /uninstall /kb:2882822 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3083325
wusa /uninstall /kb:3083325 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3075853
wusa /uninstall /kb:3075853 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB2902907
wusa /uninstall /kb:2902907 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3015249
wusa /uninstall /kb:3015249 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3012973
wusa /uninstall /kb:3012973 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2922324
wusa /uninstall /kb:2922324 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3088195
wusa /uninstall /kb:3088195 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3093983
wusa /uninstall /kb:3093983 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3093513
wusa /uninstall /kb:3093513 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3042058
wusa /uninstall /kb:3042058 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3083710
wusa /uninstall /kb:3083710 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2505438
wusa /uninstall /kb:2505438 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2670838
wusa /uninstall /kb:2670838 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB971033
wusa /uninstall /kb:971033 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3072630
wusa /uninstall /kb:kb:3072630 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2976987
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2976987 /quiet /norestart

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commented Nov 30, 2015

THANKS! I went through this thread: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/list-of-windows-7-telemetry-updates-to-avoid.379151/ and found a reference to your site posted by a user there. I basically grabbed all updates recommended from that thread and referred links and compiled my list.

As mentioned, I have listed all the updates found on this thread and referenced and included a description based on what I found in either MS kb database and/or any negative references from other forums/websites that recommend removal from Win platform. My spreadsheet has a column labeled "remove?" to which a "1" is a "YES" and a "seems ok" is an "IGNORE"; the next column is the KB#; and finally, the third column is the description/notes I pulled from the web when i did a search on the KB# lookup via google.

i have also questioned a few of the recommended window updates as I was weary of uninstalling just anything that may have been just grouped in for whatever reason...

http://j.mp/x10-remove - here's a pdf of the spreadsheet
and a copy/paste from that spreadsheet:
remove? kb desc
1 971033 w7 License validation check
seems ok 2505438 Slow performance in applications that use the DirectWrite API on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
seems ok 2506928 A link in an .html file that you open in Outlook does not work in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
seems ok 2545698 Text in some core fonts appears blurred in Internet Explorer 9 on a computer that is running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2
seems ok 2592687 Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 8.0 update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
1 2660075 You cannot change the time and date if the time zone is set to Samoa (UTC+13:00) and KB 2657025 is installed in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
1 2670838 – Windows 7 Only (breaks AERO functionality and gives you blurry fonts on some websites)
1 2726535 An update is available that adds South Sudan to the list of countries in Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2
1 2876229 Skype for Microsoft Update
seems ok 2902907 Microsoft Security Essentials; Compatibility update for upgrading
seems ok 2923545 Update for RDP 8.1 is available for Windows 7 SP1
1 2952664 Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7 - update helps Microsoft make improvements to the current operating system in order to ease the upgrade experience to the latest version of Windows.
1 2970228 http://www.infoworld.com/article/26...kb-2982791-and-kb-2970228-windows-update.html
1 2976978 Compatibility update for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8
1 2976987 Compatibility update for upgrading
1 2977759 W10 Diagnostics Compatibility telemetry
1 2990214 Update that enables you to upgrade from Windows 7 to a later version of Windows
seems ok 2994023 RDP 8.1 client for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 disconnects when it is connected through a RD gateway
seems ok 3008188 November 2014 Windows Update client improvements in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server
1 3008273 update that enables Windows RT to update to Windows RT 8.1, and that enables Window 8 to update to Windows 8.1. See the prerequisites before you install the update.
1 3012973 Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro
1 3014460 (Upgrade for windows insider preview / upgrade to windows 10)
1 3015249 (Upgrade that adds telemetry points to consent.exe in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7)
1 3021917 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).
1 3022345 Telemetry [Replaced by KB3068708]; Compatibility update for upgrading
1 3035583 GWX Update installs Get Windows 10 app in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1
1 3044374 W8,8.1 Nagware for W10
1 3046480 Update helps to determine whether to migrate the .NET Framework 1.1 when you upgrade Windows 8.1 or Windows 7

1 3050265 Update that adds telemetry points to consent.exe in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: July 2015
1 3050267 Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: July 2015
seems ok 3065987 Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: July 2015; Compatibility update for upgrading
seems ok 3065988 Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: July 2015 - update allows Windows Update client to receive System Hardware Updates and System Firmware Updates from a future version of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
1 3068707 Customer experience telemetry point. W7,8,8.1
1 3068708 Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
1 3072318 Update for Windows 8.1 OOBE to upgrade to Windows 10
1 3075249 Update that adds telemetry points to consent.exe in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
seems ok 3075851 This update also resolves an issue in which certain Windows Update operations fail when you install Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: July 2015 (3065987) on Windows 7 Embedded editions.
1 3075853 Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: August 2015
1 3080149 Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry (w7/8.1)
1 3081452 Ensures smooth experience for updateing OS to future versions
1 3083710 Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: October 2015 - see: http://sensorstechforum.com/force-upgraded-to-windows-10-kb-3083710-and-kb-3083711-patches/
1 3083711 Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: October 2015 - http://sensorstechforum.com/forums/windows-updates-18/kb-3083710-and-kb-3083711/
1 3090045 Windows Update for reserved devices in Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 SP1

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commented Mar 9, 2016

Thank you so much. I have no idea what Microsoft think they're doing.

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commented Apr 3, 2016

How can we make the inverse action after having executed this script?

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commented Apr 7, 2016

Why does this script suggest removing KB3139929? MS16-023: Security update for Internet Explorer: March 8, 2016

"This security update resolves several reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage in Internet Explorer. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-023. "

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commented Apr 13, 2016

@Ismaki : Windows patch KB 3139929: When a security update is not a security update
http://www.infoworld.com/article/3042155/microsoft-windows/windows-patch-kb-3139929-when-a-security-update-is-not-a-security-update.html

Winsuxx :)

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commented May 2, 2016

Why does this script suggest removing KB3139929? MS16-023: Security update for Internet Explorer: March 8, 2016

It contains also "Get Windows 10 window for MSIE".

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commented May 8, 2016

Is there an updated list available ?
Need to reinstall Win 7 Pro on friends computer due to malware, and looking to get as up to date a list as possible.

Thanks.

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commented May 9, 2016

I searched for Win 7 updates and found this one in my list, I did not find it in your script, so it may be good to add it ;) https://support.microsoft.com/fr-fr/kb/3035583

Thanks ;)

//edit: my bad, i was searching with incorrect parameter in Notedpad++ (entire words only) so it did not find it with only last three digits, this update is in the script.

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commented Jun 8, 2016

Is this still being updated? Last time I tried to use it it seems as though a GWX entry slipped through.

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commented Jul 1, 2016

So why is KB3135445 included in this list?

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commented Jul 25, 2016

I have also written a batch script that removes a list of telemetry and nagware updates, and then uses a powershell module, installed separately, to silence said updates automatically on the Windows Update UI. Feel free to submit commits in case new KBs are rolled out. I am planning to keep this updated.

https://github.com/Zelmor/win7sans

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commented Aug 2, 2016

Little error (copy/paste ?) :

echo Uninstalling KB3133977 (buggy update)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3173040 /quiet /norestart

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commented Aug 2, 2016

Why is 3050265 and 3065987(replaces the previous) included? this actually allows one to block windows 10 via group policy. Uninstalling it would break those policys and programs like Never10.

I also have questions for the reasoning of having 3102810 in this list. I cant find anything anywhere that says its related to windows 10 or tracking, only that it reduces high cpu and disk usage caused by windows update.

3139923 is listed as a GWX update When it is not. It fixes some things with msi repairs, and only causes issues if 3072630 Is not installed. Since 3072630 is not in this list 3139923 shouldn't be either.

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commented Aug 6, 2016

I would suggest to sort the updates on KB in all scripts and all subsequent comments to avoid tedious comparison work
merged script: trunk with
++ addons from comments (marked via * in echo)
-- disputed updates (in comments) commented out with rem
@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)
rem start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2952664 /quiet /norestart
for /L %%i in (1,1,13) do start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2952664 /quiet
echo *Uninstalling KB3045999
wusa /uninstall /KB:3045999 /norestart /quiet
echo *Uninstalling KB2919355
wusa /uninstall /KB:2919355 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3075853 (update for "Windows Update" on Win8.1/Server 2012R2)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3075853 /quiet /norestart
rem echo Uninstalling KB3075851 (some improvements to Windows Update Client)
rem start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3075851 /quiet /norestart
echo *Uninstalling KB3083325
wusa /uninstall /kb:3083325 /quiet /norestart
echo *Uninstalling KB2902907
wusa /uninstall /kb:2902907 /quiet /norestart
echo *Uninstalling KB3015249
wusa /uninstall /kb:3015249 /norestart /quiet
echo *Uninstalling KB3012973
wusa /uninstall /kb:3012973 /norestart /quiet
echo *Uninstalling KB2922324
wusa /uninstall /kb:2922324 /norestart /quiet
echo *Uninstalling KB3088195
wusa /uninstall /kb:3088195 /norestart /quiet
echo *Uninstalling KB3093983
wusa /uninstall /kb:3093983 /norestart /quiet
echo *Uninstalling KB3093513
wusa /uninstall /kb:3093513 /norestart /quiet
echo *Uninstalling KB3042058
wusa /uninstall /kb:3042058 /norestart /quiet
echo *Uninstalling KB3083710
wusa /uninstall /kb:3083710 /norestart /quiet
echo *Uninstalling KB2505438
wusa /uninstall /kb:2505438 /norestart /quiet
echo *Uninstalling KB2670838
wusa /uninstall /kb:2670838 /norestart /quiet
echo *Uninstalling KB3072630
wusa /uninstall /kb:kb:3072630 /norestart /quiet
rem echo Uninstalling KB3065987 (update for "Windows Update" on Win7/Server 2008R2)
rem start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3065987 /quiet /norestart
rem echo Uninstalling KB3050265 (update for "Windows Update" on Win7 - installs a new Group Policy object that enables you to block Win10 upgrades)
rem 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 KB2977759 (compactibility update for Windows 8.1)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2977759 /quiet /norestart
rem echo Uninstalling KB3102810 (update for "Windows Update - slow and high CPU usage occurs")
rem 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
rem echo Uninstalling KB3139929 (MS16-023: Security update for Internet Explorer: March 8, 2016 / Get Windows 10 update for MSIE???)
rem 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 KB3173040 (end of free upgrade)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3173040 /quiet /norestart
rem echo Uninstalling KB3139923 (Another GWX for Windows 7/8.1)
rem 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

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commented Aug 11, 2016

I guess this is a bug :
echo Uninstalling KB**3133977** (buggy update)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3173040 /quiet /norestart

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commented Aug 16, 2016

I guess this is a bug :

Fixed. Thanks.

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commented Sep 5, 2016

Zelmor, thanks for your great code. I ran the batch file according to your directions on a Windows 7 Home Professional 64 bit machine. The removal of updates went smoothly. However, once the program reached the hiding updates section, I received many error messages about how the computer would not run further code without digital signatures.

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commented Sep 5, 2016

Anyone here with updated list of spying updates? Most comprehensive script was probably aegis-voat but it is not worked on anymore.
It's free out there to be forked by someone and continued https://github.com/th3power/aegis-voat

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commented Nov 8, 2016

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commented Nov 23, 2016

@StarSphere What kind of code was you trying to run afterwards?

I found this script to work perfectly for my problem. Telemetery was causing 100% load on my SSD, and I had to get rid of it. Fast.

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commented Nov 24, 2016

I'm not sure I'd want to delete KB971033 since it involves Windows Activation for your license key. The rest I have no problem with.

@Elliott-Green, you ran Zelmor's script and didn't run into any problems?

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commented Jan 22, 2017

@gwt10 I ran the script on two different Win-7 PCs and KB971033 was deleted with no issues on the "Genuinousity" of Windows.

@xvitaly Thank you for your hard work and for sharing.

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commented Mar 23, 2017

Thanks for compiling and sharing this!

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commented Apr 24, 2017

Thank You Guys ....I am old school on low key now, trying to evade all Microsoft pushing updates. I am currently migrating from Vista to Windows 7. I need this. Thanks..

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commented Apr 26, 2017

Great script, thanks. Have been using Anti-spy beacon 1.6 and noticed there are two entries in the 'Optional' tag that only seem to be temporarily blocked. They always come back after you re-run this app. Don't have any other info as the program doesnt seem to show it. They are 'Office 15 (2013) Telemetry Scheduled Tasks' and 'Office 16 (2016) Telemetry Scheduled Tasks'. Would be nice for these to be added. I have noticed after using your script that one entry in Spy-beacon disappeared, So maybe removing these 'Office' telemetry entries maybe possible. All the Best,

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commented Apr 26, 2017

Is there any reason why you don't use a simple FOR loop instead of gazillion of lines?

 @ECHO OFF
 SETLOCAL ENABLEDELAYEDEXPANSION
 FOR /F "EOL=; DELIMS=| TOKENS=1,2*" %%I IN (hotfix.txt) DO (
 	ECHO Uninstalling %%J [%%I]...
 	SET U=%%I
 	SET KB=!U:~2!
 	WUSA.EXE /uninstall /kb:!KB! /norestart
 )
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commented Apr 26, 2017

The above batch file needs a data file called hotfix.txt in the following format:

 KB3075249|Telemetry for Win7 / Win8.1
 KB3080149|Telemetry for Win7 / Win8.1
 KB3021917|Telemetry for Win7
 KB3022345|Telemetry
 KB3068708|Telemetry
 KB3044374|Get Windows 10 for Win8.1
 KB3035583|Get Windows 10 for Win7SP1 / Win8.1
 KB2990214|Get Windows 10 for Win7
 KB2952664|Get Windows 10 assistant
 KB3075853|Update for "Windows Update" on Win8.1 / Srv2012 R2
 KB3065987|Update for "Windows Update" on Win7 / Srv2008 R2
 KB3050265|Update for "Windows Update" on Win7
 KB971033|License validation
 KB2902907|Description not available
 KB2976987|Description not available
 KB2976978|Compatibility update for Windows 8.1
 KB3102810|Update for "Windows Update"
 KB3112343|Windows Update Client for Win7
 KB3135445|Windows Update Client for Win7
 KB3123862|Windows Update Client for Win7
 KB3081954|Telemetry Update for Win7
 KB3139929|Get Windows 10 update for MSIE
 KB3138612|Windows Update Client for Win7
 KB3138615|Windows Update Client for Win8.1
 KB3150513|Compatibility Update (GWX) for Win7 / Win8.1
 KB3133977|Buggy update
 KB3139923|GWX for Win7 / Win8.1
 KB3173040|GWX for Win7 / Win8.1

That way you can easily add new updates as they are discovered.

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commented May 5, 2017

@levicki +100 man

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commented May 22, 2017

I have updated @levicki's code to include options to either automatically run the uninstalls, or allow the user to review each one individually.

Uninstall Updates.bat

@ECHO OFF
SETLOCAL ENABLEDELAYEDEXPANSION
SET /P REVIEW="Would you like to review each update before attempting uninstall ([Y]/N)? "
IF /I "!REVIEW!" EQU "N" (
	REM AUTO UNINSTALL
	FOR /F "EOL=; DELIMS=| TOKENS=1" %%I IN (updates_list.txt) DO (
		SETLOCAL
			ECHO Uninstalling [%%I]...
			SET U=%%I
			SET KB=!U:~2!
			WUSA.EXE /uninstall /kb:!KB! /quiet /norestart 
			REM !ERRORLEVEL! returns decimal value of error code
			CALL :PRINTERROR !ERRORLEVEL!
		ENDLOCAL
	)
	ECHO That's all!
	PAUSE
	EXIT
) ELSE (
	REM MANUAL UNINSTALL
	FOR /F "EOL=; DELIMS=| TOKENS=1,2*" %%I IN (updates_list.txt) DO (
		SETLOCAL
		ECHO Update: [%%I]
		ECHO Description: %%J
		SET /P CONFIRM="Uninstall this update ([Y]/N)? "
		IF /I "!CONFIRM!" EQU "N" (
			ECHO Skipping...
		) ELSE (
			ECHO Uninstalling [%%I]...
			SET U=%%I
			SET KB=!U:~2!
			WUSA.EXE /uninstall /kb:!KB! /quiet /norestart 
			REM !ERRORLEVEL! returns decimal value of error code
			CALL :PRINTERROR !ERRORLEVEL!
		)
		ENDLOCAL
	)
	ECHO That's all!
	PAUSE
	EXIT
)
	
:PRINTERROR
SET FOUND=0
FOR /F "EOL=; DELIMS=| TOKENS=1-3" %%X IN (wusa_returns.txt) DO (
	IF %1==%%X (
		ECHO ^(%%Y^) %%Z
		SET FOUND=1
	)
)
IF %FOUND%==0 ECHO An unknown error has occurred.

I have updated hotfix.txt (now called updates_list.txt) with more sources concerning unwanted updates.

KB971033|License validation
KB2505438|Often breaks fonts
KB2670838|Breaks AERO on Windows 7
KB2882822|Very fishy update that just popped up with not enough detail about it
KB2902907|Microsoft Security Essentials
KB2952664|Get Windows 10 assistant
KB2976978|Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 8
KB2976987|Description not available
KB2977759|Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 7
KB2990214|Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 7
KB2999226|Windows 10 Universal CRT + Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Dependancy for Universal CRT in Windows 10 SDK
KB3012973|Force Trigger Download and Install of Windows 10
KB3015249|Adds telemetry points to consent.exe in Windows 7 & Windows 8
KB3021917|Windows 10 Upgrade preparation + Telemetry + CEIP
KB3022345|Telemetry + W10 readiness package + Corrupts some files (typical Microsoft)
KB3035583|Get Windows 10 for Win7SP1 / Win8.1
KB3042058|Microsoft claims its a security update but it contains Winlogon Spying
KB3044374|Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8 systems
KB3050265|Update for "Windows Update" on Win7
KB3050267|Windows 10 upgrade preparation + option in GPEDIT to disable Windows 10 upgrade altogether so you may want to actually install this
KB3064683|Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8 
KB3065987|Update for "Windows Update" on Win7 / Srv2008 R2
KB3065988|Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8 
KB3068708|Telemetry
KB3072318|Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 8
KB3074677|Windows 10 Upgrade preparation
KB3075249|Telemetry for Win7 / Win8.1
KB3075851|Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7
KB3075853|Update for "Windows Update" on Win8.1 / Srv2012 R2
KB3080149|Telemetry for Win7 / Win8.1
KB3081437|Windows 10 Upgrade preparation
KB3081454|Windows 10 Upgrade preparation 
KB3081954|Telemetry Update for Windows 7
KB3083324|Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 7
KB3083325|Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 8
KB3083710|Update for the Windows Update client with sketchy details for Windows 7, see this thread
KB3083711|Update for the Windows Update client with sketchy details for Windows 8, see this thread
KB3086255|Flagged as an Important update. It disables SafeDisc games in Windows Vista, 7, and 8/8.1
KB3088195|Miscorosft Claims it's a security update but also has a key logger on the Kernel Level
KB3090045|Windows 10 Upgrade Update for Windows 7/8
KB3093983|Microsoft claims it's a security update but it contains IE spying
KB3102810|Fixes long wait while searching for updates + Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 7
KB3102812|Fixes long wait while searching for updates + Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 8
KB3107998|Removes Lenovo USB Blocker
KB3112336|Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8
KB3112343|Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7
KB3118401|Allows Windows 10 dependant Universal Runtime apps to run on earlier versions of Windows.
KB3123862|Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7 & 8
KB3123862|Windows Update Client for Win7
KB3133977|Buggy update
KB3135445|Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7
KB3135449|Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8
KB3138612|Windows Update Client for Win7
KB3138615|Security update for IE11 which adds Windows 10 preparation / Windows Update Client for Win8.1
KB3139923|GWX for Win7 / Win8.1
KB3139929|Fishy update for Windows 7/8 to Windows 10 Upgrade / Security update for IE11 which adds Windows 10 preparation
KB3146449|Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7/8
KB3148198|Cumulative update for IE11. Includes previous Windows 10 preparation.
KB3150513|Compatibility Update/GWX for Win7 / Win8.1
KB3173040|GWX for Win7 / Win8.1
KB3184143|Claims to remove /all/ software related to GWX free upgrade offer (If you never installed the GWX updates this may be useless)

Additionally, I have compiled and formatted a list of all error codes returned by WUSA in order to keep on top of what is happening exactly during the uninstall process. These codes will be useful in troubleshooting and generally provide helpful feedback.

You can download the wusa_returns.txt here (right click on RAW button and click Save link as...) and view the latest version of all of the above files here.

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commented May 30, 2018

It would be nice to have a list that exclusively deals with telemetry updates instead of including every update that anyone else has a problem with. I don't want to remove non-telemetry updates. It should not be called "remove telemetry updates" when it removes so much more than that.

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commented May 30, 2018

@AACJ. If you are still around: How can I log execution errors when running your batch file?

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commented Jul 11, 2018

Anyone know if this is still recent?

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commented Nov 29, 2018

+1 thanks
tested on several win8.1pro: performance where much much better (especially at boot time)

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commented Feb 13, 2019

Hi, this of course has a fair amount of duplication, but before condensing this down I thought it would be sensible to make sure that all the available alternate sources of information are credited (especially since this Gist has not been updated since 2016 and there's no way for us to push updates to it - if anyone has created a current version of this please link it!).

Three line gaps are between different information sources. This is a collation of around two weeks work on and off looking into this when I can find time, like many others I will finally be making the jump to focus on Linux soon, since we have been given a deadline in the form of security updates for Windows 7 from Microsoft stopping and putting computers at risk in 2020 - probably PureOS or Linux Mint. I've noted the very welcome move from many games developers to push to adding Linux or emulation support now.
I hope it helps people:

https://gist.github.com/xvitaly/eafa75ed2cb79b3bd4e9

@echo off
REM --- uninstall updates
echo uninstalling updates ...
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 (update for "updating" to Windows 10)
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
echo ... COMPLETED (please remember to REBOOT, and Hide the KB Updates of the matched numbers)

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
      W10 Diagnostics Compatibility telemetry 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
      update for "updating" to Windows 10

all telemetry and win10 update remove

@echo off
echo Uninstalling KB3021917 (Get Windows 10 preparation & telemetry for Win7)
wusa /uninstall /KB:3021917 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3050265 (update for "Windows Update" on Win7 Jun.2015)
wusa /uninstall /KB:3050265 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3035583 (Get Windows 10 for Win7sp1/8.1)
wusa /uninstall /KB:3035583 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2952664 (Get Windows 10 assistant)
wusa /uninstall /KB:2952664 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2952664 (Get Windows 10 assistant)
for /L %%i in (1,1,13) do start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2952664
echo Uninstalling KB2990214 (Get Windows 10 for Win7 without sp1)
wusa /uninstall /KB:2990214 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3068708 (telemetry)
wusa /uninstall /KB:3068708 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3022345 (telemetry & replaced the update KB3068708)
wusa /uninstall /KB:3022345 /norestart /quiet

echo Uninstalling KB3075851 (update for "Windows Update" on Win7/Server 2008R2 Aug.2015 replace KB 3065987)
wusa /uninstall /KB:3075851 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3045999 (MS15-038)
wusa /uninstall /KB:3045999 /norestart /quiet

echo Uninstalling KB3065987 (update for "Windows Update" on Win7/Server 2008R2 Jul.2015 KB3050265)
wusa /uninstall /KB:3065987 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2976978 (Get Windows 10 preparation for Win8/8.1)
wusa /uninstall /KB:2976978 /norestart /quiet

echo Uninstalling KB2919355 (ie11 for Win8.1RT/8.1/Server2012r2 Apr.2015
wusa /uninstall /KB:2919355 /norestart /quiet

echo Uninstalling KB2977759 (Get Windows 10 Diagnostics Compatibility telemetry for Win7 RTM)
wusa /uninstall /KB:2977759 /norestart /quiet

echo Uninstalling KB3075249 (telemetry for Win7/8.1)
wusa /uninstall /KB:3075249 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3080149 (telemetry for Win7/8.1)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3080149 /quiet /norestart

echo Uninstalling KB3044374 (Get Windows 10 for Win8.1)
wusa /uninstall /KB:3044374 /norestart /quiet

wusa /uninstall /KB3075851 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3050265 (update for "Windows Update" Group Police on Win7 Jun.2015 replace 2990214)
wusa /uninstall /kb:3050265 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3083324 (update for "Windows Update" on Win7sp1/Server 2008R2sp1 Sep.2015)
wusa /uninstall /kb:3083324 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2882822 (telemetry "ITraceRelogger" to Embedded Standard7sp1/Win7sp1/Server2008r2Sp1)
wusa /uninstall /kb:2882822 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3075249 (telemetry on Win8.1/RT8.1/Server2012r2/Win7sp1/Server2008r2Sp1)
wusa /uninstall /kb:3075249 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3083325 (update for "Windows Update" on Win8.1/Server2012r2 Sep.2015)
wusa /uninstall /kb:3083325 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3075853 (update for "Windows Update" on Win8.1/Server 2012R2 Aug.2015 replace KB3075851)
wusa /uninstall /kb:3075853 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB2902907 (Microsoft Security Essentials)
wusa /uninstall /kb:2902907 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3068708 (telemetry "CEIP" on Win8.1/Server2012r2/Win7sp1/Server2008r2Sp1
wusa /uninstall /kb:3068708 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB971033 (license validation)
wusa /uninstall /kb:971033 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB2976987 (description not available)
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2976987 /quiet /norestart
ECHO OFF
ECHO All done. Press any key to exit.

PAUSE

EXIT

all telemetry and win10 update remove

echo Uninstalling KB3021917
wusa /uninstall /KB:3021917 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3050265
wusa /uninstall /KB:3050265 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3035583
wusa /uninstall /KB:3035583 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2952664
wusa /uninstall /KB:2952664 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2952664
for /L %%i in (1,1,13) do start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2952664
echo Uninstalling KB2990214
wusa /uninstall /KB:2990214 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3068708
wusa /uninstall /KB:3068708 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3022345
wusa /uninstall /KB:3022345 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3075851
wusa /uninstall /KB:3075851 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3045999
wusa /uninstall /KB:3045999 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3065987
wusa /uninstall /KB:3065987 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2976978
wusa /uninstall /KB:2976978 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2919355
wusa /uninstall /KB:2919355 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2977759
wusa /uninstall /KB:2977759 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3075249
wusa /uninstall /KB:3075249 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3080149
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:3080149 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3044374
wusa /uninstall /KB:3044374 /norestart /quiet
wusa /uninstall /KB3075851 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3050265
wusa /uninstall /kb:3050265 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3083324
wusa /uninstall /kb:3083324 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2882822
wusa /uninstall /kb:2882822 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3083325
wusa /uninstall /kb:3083325 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3075853
wusa /uninstall /kb:3075853 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB2902907
wusa /uninstall /kb:2902907 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3015249
wusa /uninstall /kb:3015249 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3012973
wusa /uninstall /kb:3012973 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2922324
wusa /uninstall /kb:2922324 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3088195
wusa /uninstall /kb:3088195 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3093983
wusa /uninstall /kb:3093983 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3093513
wusa /uninstall /kb:3093513 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3042058
wusa /uninstall /kb:3042058 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB3083710
wusa /uninstall /kb:3083710 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2505438
wusa /uninstall /kb:2505438 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2670838
wusa /uninstall /kb:2670838 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB971033
wusa /uninstall /kb:971033 /quiet /norestart
echo Uninstalling KB3072630
wusa /uninstall /kb:kb:3072630 /norestart /quiet
echo Uninstalling KB2976987
start /w wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2976987 /quiet /norestart

1 3015249 (Upgrade that adds telemetry points to consent.exe in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7)
1 3008273 update that enables Windows RT to update to Windows RT 8.1, and that enables Window 8 to update to Windows 8.1. See the prerequisites before you install the update.
1 3046480 Update helps to determine whether to migrate the .NET Framework 1.1 when you upgrade Windows 8.1 or Windows 7
1 3081452 Ensures smooth experience for updateing OS to future versions

BAT file to run after updater:
http://archive.today/2019.02.11-164603/https://hardforum.com/threads/avoiding-telemetry-windows-7-8-1.1962849/

@echo off

echo "Compatibility" update for upgrading Windows 7
wusa /uninstall /kb:2952664 /quiet /norestart
echo "Compatibility" update for Windows 7 RTM
wusa /uninstall /kb:2977759 /quiet /norestart
echo Update that enables you to upgrade from Windows 7 to a later version of Windows
wusa /uninstall /kb:2990214 /quiet /norestart
echo Update that adds telemetry points to consent.exe in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
wusa /uninstall /kb:3015249 /quiet /norestart
echo Update to Windows 7 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).
wusa /uninstall /kb:3021917 /quiet /norestart
echo Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
wusa /uninstall /kb:3022345 /quiet /norestart
echo Update installs Get Windows 10 app in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1
wusa /uninstall /kb:3035583 /quiet /norestart
echo Update that enables you to upgrade from Windows 8.1 to a later version of Windows
wusa /uninstall /kb:3044374 /quiet /norestart
echo Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
wusa /uninstall /kb:3068708 /quiet /norestart
echo Update that adds telemetry points to consent.exe in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
wusa /uninstall /kb:3075249 /quiet /norestart
echo Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
wusa /uninstall /kb:3080149 /quiet /norestart
echo Updated capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
wusa /uninstall /kb:3123862 /quiet /norestart
echo Updated Internet Explorer 11 capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
wusa /uninstall /kb:3146449 /quiet /norestart

pause

http://archive.fo/2019.01.30-090442/https://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/398428-fresh-install-what-updates-avoid.html

skip these updates to fully avoid Windows 10 related nagware:

KB2952664 - Compatibility update for Windows 7 SP1 https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2952664
KB3021917 - Update to Windows 7 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). https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3021917
KB3022345 - Update for customer experience diagnostic telemetry (superseded by KB3068708) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3022345
KB3035583 - "Get Windows 10" App (System Tray Nagware/Telemetry) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3035583
KB3068708 - Update for customer experience diagnostic telemetry (superseded by KB3080149) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3068708
KB3075249 - Update that adds telemetry points to UAC in Windows 7 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3075249
KB3080149 - Update for customer experience diagnostic telemetry (replaces previous 2 CEDT updates) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3080149
KB3123862 - Updated capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3123862
KB3150513 - May 2016 Compatibility Update for Windows https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3150513
KB3173040 - Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 end of free upgrade offer notification https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3173040

https://chefkochblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/16/windows-10-telemetry-and-data-collection-tools/

Scripts
[Guide]Way to Disable Keylogger/ Telemetry
Windows Firewall Configuration – Truly Block EVERYTHING
Ancile
Windows 10 TNBT (The next big Tweak)
Uninstall Forced Win10 & Telemetry
BlockWindows
Win10-Initial-Setup-Script
equk/windows
WindowsLies/BlockWindows
modzero/fix-windows-privacy
win10-unfuck
DisableWinTracking
AikonCWD Windows 10 Script
Windows10Debloater
win10privacyfix
madbomb122/Win10Script
MichiMunich/Windows10-Privacy
Windows 10 Privacy Configurations
Set-Privacy
nathan-alden/windows-10-tracking
Nawor3565/Windows-10-DeBloater
BetterPrivacy
WIN_10_BLOAT_KILLER
ClubObsidian/Windows-10-Privacy
Kuret/windows10-tweaks
win10-privacy-tool
kopilo/Windows10-Weightloss
Windows-10-Reaper
win10cleaner

Tools
Windows 10 Lite
Destroy Windows Spying
Blackbird
O&O ShutUp10
Spybot Anti-Beacon
W10Privacy
Win.Privacy
Disable Windows 10 Tracking
iSpy Privacy-X
DoNotSpy10
Ashampoo Antispy for Windows 10
Novicorp Remove Windows 10 Spying Features
Abelssoft Win10 PrivacyFix
10AntiSpy
Total Defence Privacy Shield
XP-Astispy
Pointstone AntiTrack for Windows 10
Windows Privacy Tweaker
Win10 Spy Disabler
Never 10
Windows 10 Privacy Fix
WPD (Windows Privacy Dashboard)
Privacy Repairer
DisableWinTracking
WindowsSpyBlocker
Windows 10 Dominator
Debloat-Windows-10

http://archive.fo/2017.07.08-193416/https://www.ghacks.net/2017/02/11/blocking-telemetry-in-windows-7-and-8-1/
KB971033-- Description of the update for Windows Activation Technologies
KB2952664 -- Compatibility update for keeping Windows up-to-date in Windows 7
KB2976978 -- Compatibility update for keeping Windows up-to-date in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8
KB2990214 -- Update that enables you to upgrade from Windows 7 to a later version of Windows
KB3021917 -- Update to Windows 7 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).
KB3022345 -- Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
KB3035583 -- Update installs Get Windows 10 app in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1
KB3044374 -- Update that enables you to upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10
KB3068708 -- Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
KB3075249 -- Update that adds telemetry points to consent.exe in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
KB3080149 -- Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
KB3123862 -- Updated capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7

	Note: the following servers cannot be blocked using the hosts file. You need to block them using another means, e.g. router firewall or installed firewall.

onesettings-hk2.metron.live.com.nsatc.net
onesettings-bn2.metron.live.com.nsatc.net
onesettings-cy2.metron.live.com.nsatc.net
vortex-hk2.metron.live.com.nsatc.net
vortex-db5.metron.live.com.nsatc.net

Other servers you may want to block:

134.170.30.202
137.116.81.24
204.79.197.200
23.218.212.69
65.39.117.230
65.55.108.23
a-0001.a-msedge.net
choice.microsoft.com
choice.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
compatexchange.cloudapp.net
corp.sts.microsoft.com
corpext.msitadfs.glbdns2.microsoft.com
cs1.wpc.v0cdn.net
df.telemetry.microsoft.com
diagnostics.support.microsoft.com
fe2.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net
feedback.microsoft-hohm.com
feedback.search.microsoft.com
feedback.windows.com
i1.services.social.microsoft.com
i1.services.social.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
oca.telemetry.microsoft.com
oca.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
pre.footprintpredict.com
redir.metaservices.microsoft.com
reports.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
services.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
settings-sandbox.data.microsoft.com
settings-win.data.microsoft.com
sls.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net
sqm.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com
sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
statsfe1.ws.microsoft.com
statsfe2.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net
statsfe2.ws.microsoft.com
survey.watson.microsoft.com
telecommand.telemetry.microsoft.com
telecommand.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
telemetry.appex.bing.net
telemetry.appex.bing.net:443
telemetry.microsoft.com
telemetry.urs.microsoft.com
vortex.data.microsoft.com
vortex-sandbox.data.microsoft.com
vortex-win.data.microsoft.com
watson.live.com
watson.microsoft.com
watson.ppe.telemetry.microsoft.com
watson.telemetry.microsoft.com
watson.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com

http://archive.today/2017.12.29-220218/https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/list-of-windows-7-telemetry-updates-to-avoid.379151/
KB 3068707 - Customer experience telemetry points
KB 3050265 - Windows Update service updated to accept upgrade to W10
KB 2977759 - W10 Diagnostics Compatibility telemetry
KB 3044374 - W8,8.1 Nagware for W10

www.msdn.com
msdn.com
www.msn.com
msn.com
go.microsoft.com
msdn.microsoft.com
office.microsoft.com
microsoftupdate.microsoft.com
wustats.microsoft.com
support.microsoft.com
www.microsoft.com
microsoft.com
update.microsoft.com
download.microsoft.com
microsoftupdate.com
windowsupdate.com
windowsupdate.microsoft.com
You can't block above names with hosts file. They all were hardcoded in this DLL:
%WINDIR%\system32\dnsapi.dll

All text typed on the keyboard is stored in temporary files, and sent (once per 30 mins) to:
oca.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
pre.footprintpredict.com
reports.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com

Telemetry is sent once per 5 minutes, to:
vortex.data.microsoft.com
vortex-win.data.microsoft.com
telecommand.telemetry.microsoft.com
telecommand.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
oca.telemetry.microsoft.com
oca.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com
sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net

Typing the name of any popular movie into your local file search starts a telemetry process that indexes all media files on your computer and transmits them to:
df.telemetry.microsoft.com
reports.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
cs1.wpc.v0cdn.net
vortex-sandbox.data.microsoft.com
pre.footprintpredict.com

When a webcam is first enabled, ~35mb of data gets immediately transmitted to:
oca.telemetry.microsoft.com
oca.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
vortex-sandbox.data.microsoft.com
i1.services.social.microsoft.com
i1.services.social.microsoft.com.nsatc.net

Everything that is said into an enabled microphone is immediately transmitted to:
oca.telemetry.microsoft.com
oca.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
vortex-sandbox.data.microsoft.com
pre.footprintpredict.com
i1.services.social.microsoft.com
i1.services.social.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
telemetry.appex.bing.net
telemetry.urs.microsoft.com
cs1.wpc.v0cdn.net
statsfe1.ws.microsoft.com

This behaviour still occurs after Cortana is fully disabled/uninstalled.

Interestingly, if Cortana is enabled, the voice is first transcribed to text, then the transcription is sent to:

pre.footprintpredict.com
reports.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
df.telemetry.microsoft.com

While the inital reflex may be to block all of the above servers via HOSTS, it turns out this won't work: Microsoft has taken the care to hardcode certain IPs, meaning that there is no DNS lookup and no HOSTS consultation. However, if the above servers are blocked via HOSTS, Windows will pretend to be crippled by continuously throwing errors, while still maintaining data collection in the background. Other than an increase in errors, HOSTS blocking did not affect the volume, frequency, or rate of data being transmitted.

http://archive.today/2016.06.09-060928/http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/list-of-windows-7-telemetry-updates-to-avoid.379151/page-3
More:
sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com

telecommand.telemetry.microsoft.com

adaptv-pubnet.telemetryaudit.com

spc--cehhhdngdgedkhcfhekgjhje.telemetryverification.net

1009 spc--cehhhdngdgedkhcfhekgjhje.telemetryverification.net 1

This domain resolved normally. You can block this domain or block similar domains .

1010 au--cebhjdeeihkhghcdcejcidada1.telemetryverification.net 1
1011 au--3b154063ceihcdihbdbgdejhbdcdhenea5.telemetryverification.net 1
1012 au--cebhjdeeihkhghcdcejcidadceihcdihbdbgdejhbdcdhenea2.telemetryverification.net 1
1013 au--ceihcdihbdbgdejhbdcdhenea3.telemetryverification.net 1
1014 au--cejehfjfchggmeidkfpenepgceihcdihbdbgdejhbdcdhenea7.telemetryverification.net 1
1015 au--cejehfjfchggmeidkfpenepga6.telemetryverification.net

au--3b154063a4.telemetryverification.net

**I don't think a hosts file can stop this crap. They just use random odd urls to use telemetry.

I really have done a great deal to stop all this and they still found ways around it. and this is just win7, imagine what 10 is doing**

http://archive.today/2016.11.12-050656/http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r30222844-Stop-Windows-10-From-Spying-On-You-36-DNS-Addresses-to-host-file

http://archive.today/2015.09.15-020602/https://localghost.org/posts/a-traffic-analysis-of-windows-10

http://archive.today/2016.06.09-060606/http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/list-of-windows-7-telemetry-updates-to-avoid.379151/page-2

http://archive.fo/2018.02.14-202231/http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/windows7-8-updates-to-hide-to-prevent-windows-10-upgrade-disable-telemetry.780476/
KB2505438 (Although it claims to fix performance issues, it often breaks fonts)
KB2670838 (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)
KB2882822 (Very fishy update that just popped up with not enough detail about it)
KB2902907 (Microsoft Security Essentials)
KB2952664 ("Get Windows 10" Assistant)
KB2976978 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 8)
KB2977759 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 7)
KB2990214 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 7)
KB3012973 (Force Trigger Download and Install of Windows 10)
KB3015249 (Adds telemetry points to consent.exe in Windows 7 & Windows 8)
KB3021917 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation + Telemetry)
KB3022345 (Telemetry)
KB3035583 (GWX Update installs the "Get Windows 10" app in Windows 7 & Windows 8)
KB3042058 (Microsoft claims its a security update but it contains Winlogon Spying)
KB3044374 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8 systems)
KB3050267 (Windows 10 upgrade preparation but also adds the option in GPEDIT to disable Windows 10 upgrade altogether so you may want to actually install this)
KB3064683 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8)
KB3065987 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7)
KB3065988 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8)
KB3068708 (Telemetry)
KB3072318 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 8)
KB3074677 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
KB3075249 (Telemetry)
KB3075851 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7)
KB3075853 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8)
KB3080149 (Telemetry)
KB3081437 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
KB3081454 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
KB3081954 (Telemetry Update for Windows 7)
KB3083324 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 7)
KB3083325 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 8)
KB3083710 (Update for the Windows Update client with sketchy details for Windows 7, see this thread http://www.infoworld.com/article/2989896/microsoft-windows/windows-snooping-and-nagging-patches-return-kb-3035583-kb-2952664.html or http://sensorstechforum.com/force-upgraded-to-windows-10-kb-3083710-and-kb-3083711-patches/)
KB3083711 (Update for the Windows Update client with sketchy details for Windows 8, see this thread http://www.infoworld.com/article/2989896/microsoft-windows/windows-snooping-and-nagging-patches-return-kb-3035583-kb-2952664.html or http://sensorstechforum.com/force-upgraded-to-windows-10-kb-3083710-and-kb-3083711-patches/)
KB3086255 (Flagged as an Important update. It disables SafeDisc games in Windows Vista, 7, and 8/8.1)
KB3088195 (Miscorosft Claims it's a security update but also has a key logger on the Kernel Level)
KB3090045 (Windows 10 Upgrade Update for Windows 7/8)
KB3093983 (Microsoft claims it's a security update but it contains IE spying)
KB3102810 (Fixes an issue regarding long wait while searching for Windows Updates but also has Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 7)
KB3102812 (Fixes an issue regarding long wait while searching for Windows Updates but also has Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 8)
KB3107998 (Removes Lenovo USB Blocker)
KB3112336 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8)
KB3112343 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7)
KB3123862 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7 & 8)
KB3125574 (Telemetry for Windows 7)
KB3133977 (adds UEFI Secure Boot to Windows 7 computers and renders them unbootable)
KB3135445 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7)
KB3135449 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8)
KB3138612 (Fishy update to for Windows Updates)
KB3138615
KB3139929 (Fishy update for Windows 7/8 to Windows 10 Upgrade)
KB3146449 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7/8)
KB3150513 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7/8)
KB3173040 (Windows 10 Upgrade notice)
KB4012218 (Windows Update processor generation detection)
KB4012219 (Windows Update processor generation detection)
KB4015546 (Hardware check for CPU Platform for Windows 7)
KB4015547 (Hardware check for CPU Platform for Windows 8)
KB2976978 (Useless diagnostics update for those who participated in the Windows improvement program)

https://pastebin.com/raw/jWX2zHdr

Windows 7/8/8.1 Updates to avoid as of the June 2018 "Patch Tuesday":

KB971033, Activation exploits
KB2876229, Skype
KB2882822, replaced by KB3068708
KB2952664, telemetry crap
KB2970228, new Russian ruble symbol, breaks fonts
KB2976978, Windows 10 update crap for Win8
KB2977759, telemetry crap
KB2982791, Causes crashes
KB2990214, telemetry crap
KB3004394, faulty update
KB3018238, only applies to Windows Server 2008
KB3021917, telemetry crap
KB3022345, telemetry crap
KB3035583, telemetry crap
KB3050265, telemetry crap
KB3065987, telemetry crap
KB3068708, telemetry crap
KB3075249, telemetry crap
KB3075851, telemetry crap
KB3080149, telemetry crap
KB3081954, telemetry crap
KB3083324, telemetry crap
KB3083710, telemetry crap
KB3097877, Casuses crashes
KB3102810, telemetry crap
KB3107998, Lenovo fix to remove blocker
KB3112336, More WIN10 crap
KB3112343, More WIN10 crap + MS monitoring of win10 upgrade
KB3121255, crash during backup of PI Data server fails
KB3123862, Windows 10 update crap
KB3125574, Apr 2016 rollup with bad ones in it
KB3133977, BitLocker can't encrypt the drive and the service crashes
KB3135445, WIN7 update client to force WIN10
KB3137061, Azure virtual machines network outage data corruption
KB3138901, No Internet multiple users log on Remote Desktop Services
KB3139923, MSI repair doesn't work after you install updates
KB3147071, Connection to Oracle database fails. Causes browser lockups?
KB3150513, telemetry crap

other:
KB3184143 removes the Get Windows 10 app
KB3172605 July 2016 update rollup (re-released Sep 13 2016)
KB3179573 August 2016 Rollup

http://archive.fo/2019.02.13-054137/https://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/413301-reinstall-win7-what-updates-avoid-telemetry-winx-preparation-3.html#selection-3197.1-3197.9
Hello again. :)

Okay.. Here is my version of "be aware of list"..

This list is focused on Win7, but there are also some Win8 KB's
It's KB's both for telemetry, Win10 related and some just a little naughty and can mess with the computer. As well as all KB's on windows update clients are listed at the end.
And a link to MS to windows update history and the KB's up to now.

I don't like MS ways to embed telemetry and the OS upgrade, so I have edited some posts in scheduler which collects the data. As a side effect, it has also calmed down the hard drive's activity. I also have edited a few posts in some reg files.
Since my operating system is in Swedish, then I didn't do any print screens to post.
And the most important Disabled WUC windows update client's automatic downloads of updates
I have also added two domain names to win telemetry that I have blocked in my Host file. And I have blocked googles spying also.

I hope this list is helpful and it's okay that i typed the KB-numbers in sequence rather than in categories. If you all think the list is okay/good, then I can put it in my first post in this thread, so it will be easy to find in the future.

Regards Marie :)

References for this list is.
Windows 7 Help Forums
https://www.********.com (ask woody but the forum censured the link)
https://support.microsoft.com
Resources and Tools for IT Professionals | TechNet
Microsoft Community

-------------------------------------------------------- Marie's be aware of KB-list -----------------------------------------------------
KB894199 hmm.. Description of Software Update Services and Windows Server Update Services changes in content for 2018
KB947821 System Update Readiness tool. This update can be useful in some situations: an update or SP1 might not install if a system file is damaged. The DISM or System Update Readiness tool may help to fix some Windows corruption errors
KB949810 Office Genuine Advantage Notification
KB971033 Update for activation and validation components in Windows Activation Technologies for Windows 7.

KB2505438 - Slow performance in applications that use the DirectWrite API on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 = It often breaks fonts
KB2506928 fixes an issue in which a link in an .html file that you open in Outlook does not work. This issue occurs on a Win7 that has IE9
KB2545698 (IE9)
KB2592687 Remote desktop protocol

KB2660075 Time and date if the time one is set to samoa
KB2670838 - Platform update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 = breaks AERO functionality and gives you blurry fonts on some websites. And brakes Resource monitor in 125DPI in classic mode

KB2719857 Fix for USB RNDIS device to connect to a 3G or 4G network in Windows 7 fix for a computer that is running Windows 7
KB2726535 Adds South sudan to the list o countries
KB2732059 fix for cannot open an .oxps file in Windows 7

KB2830477 Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) 8.1 client update
KB2834140 Stop error "0x00000050" after you install update 2670838 on a computer that is running Windows 7 SP1
KB2840149 security update for the Windows file system kernel-mode driver (ntfs.sys) Some have had some boot problems with it.
KB2876229 SKYPE
KB2882822 as of 07.10.13 Diagnostics Tracking Service, replaced by KB3068708; (Very fishy update that just popped up with not enough detail about it)

KB2902907 microsot security essentials ???? questionable or??++ win defender with not enough details...
KB2922324 – (reportedly pulled, uninstall it anyway if already installed)
KB2923545 RDP Remote desktop protocol
KB2938066 An update to harden Windows Server Update Services that further improves the security of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and the Windows Update Agent (WUA) (Fishy info)
KB2952664 - is the Windows 7 nagware patch that touts the Windows 10 upgrade. Prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10 (sends a bunch of telemetry data to M$, reported to corrupt system files)
KB2966583–Improvements for the System Update Readiness Tool in Windows 7
KB2970228 Russian ruble symbol
KB2976897 Recomended to uninstall from microsoft
KB2976978 - the Windows 8/8.1 nagware patch that touts the Windows 10 upgrade.
KB2976987 telemetry?? Description not available on Microsoft
prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10 (sends a bunch of telemetry data to M$, reported to corrupt system files)
KB2977759 – prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10, installs telemetry
KB2978092 Graphics software or applications crash
KB2982791 Recomended to uninstall from microsoft
KB2990214 - update that supports you to upgrade to a later version of Windows Win7
KB2994023 Remote desktop session constantly disconnects and reconnects
KB2999226 win10 universal CRT

KB3006137 Update changes the currency symbol of Lithuania from the Lithuanian litas (Lt) to the euro (€) in Windows
KB3012973 Force trigger download and install of win10
KB3013531 Some says win10 ralated MS says to support copying .mkv files to Windows Phone from a computer that is running Windows
KB3014406 Some says fishy MS says: fix for Startup delay occurs after you disable IPv6 in Windows
KB3014460 – Windows 8 - Nags you to install Windows 10 technical preview
KB3015249 – Telemetry, reports UAC prompt choices when making changes to the system
KB3021917 – prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10 (CEIP) 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).
KB3022345 – installs diagnostic/usage tracking service, reported to corrupt system files, went through 3 versions
KB3029606 Telemetry?? Update to improve Bluetooth driver diagnosis in Windows 8.1
KB3032359 IE update that can mess some..
KB3035583 – "Get Windows 10" App (System Tray Nagware/Telemetry) pitches the free Windows 10 upgrade
KB3038314 messing with set default search provider..
KB3040272 fix.. Start time increases after another language pack is added to Windows.. very little info.
KB3042058 (microsoft claims its a security update, but it contains winlogon spying)
KB3044374 - update that supports you to upgrade to a later version of Windows Win8
KB3045645 Some says win10 related. MS says: Update to force a UAC prompt when a customized .sdb file is created in Windows. little info.
kb3046480 Update helps to determine whether to migrate thr .net Framework 1.1 when you upgrade windows8.1 or windows7 more info
KB3048043 Some had problems with corrupted files when installed. MS Says: fix for Screen flickers or becomes blank when you drag tiles on the Start screen in Windows
KB3050265 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: June 2015 = WU service updated to accept upgrade to W10 + other fixes
KB3050267 – Windows 8 - prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10
KB3054476 A little bit fishy, no real info and many avoid it. MS says:This update helps Microsoft improve the experiences when users run stream.sys driver-based applications in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1
KB3064683 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8)
KB3065987 – win7 makes “improvements” to the windows update client (really Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7)
KB3065988 - win8 makes “improvements” to the windows update client (really Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8)
KB3068707 - Customer experience telemetry points (update appears to be nuked from microsoft.com)
KB3068708 – installs telemetry service, prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10
KB3070773 Telemetry Win o IE
KB3072318 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 8)
KB3074677 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
KB3075249 – Telemetry, reports UAC prompts to Microsoft
KB3075851 – makes “improvements” to the windows update client (really Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7)
KB3075853 - updated Windows Update stuff for the upgrade process (really Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8)
KB3077715 Some says bad and win10 related MS says: August 2015 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems
KB3078667 Some says bad and win10 related. MS says: fix for System malfunction because memory leak occurs in dwm.exe in Windows 7
KB3080079 Some have said bad win10/telemetry.. MS says: Update to add RDS support for TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 in Windows 7
KB3080149 – Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry, CEIP
KB3080351 Win10 related
KB3081437 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
KB3081454 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation)
KB3081954 (Telemetry Update for Windows 7)
KB3083225 Some says Telemetry. No info avalible on MS
KB3083324 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 7)
KB3083325 (Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 8)
KB3083710 replacing kb3083324
KB3083711 Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: October 2015 ()
KB3086255 (Flagged as an Important update. It disables SafeDisc games in Windows Vista, 7, and 8/8.1)
KB3088195 (Miscorosft Claims it's a security update but also has a key logger on the Kernel Level)
KB3090045 (Windows 10 Upgrade Update for Windows 7/8)
KB3093983 (Microsoft claims it's a security update but it contains IE spying)
KB3095649 Some says win10 related MS says: Fixes a crash in Win32k.sys in Windows 7 SP1
KB3097877 can get desktop gadgets stop working
KB3097966 Some says Telemetry and win10 related.. MS says:Microsoft security advisory: Inadvertently disclosed digital certificates could allow spoofing: October 13, 2015

KB3102429 Update that supports Azerbaijani Manat and Georgian Lari currency symbols in Windows
KB3102810 May be sensible .. in some cases .. (Fixes an issue regarding long wait while searching for Windows Updates but also has Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 7)
KB3102812 (Fixes an issue regarding long wait while searching for Windows Updates but also has Windows 10 Upgrade preparation for Windows 8)
KB3106614 Security update for Silverlight to address remote code execution: December 8, 2015
KB3107998 (Removes Lenovo USB Blocker)
KB3112148 December 2015, cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems
KB3112336 is update for Windows 8.1 users. Both are for making your upgrade to windows 10 easier and better
KB3112343 is the update for Windows 7 users. Both are for making your upgrade to windows 10 easier and better
KB3114409 May cause Outlook 2010 to crash
KB3118401 Update Universal C Runtime (CRT) Windows 10 universal CRT
KB3123862 Telemetry adds capabilities to some computers that lets users easily learn about Windows 10 or start an upgrade to Windows 10. (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7 & 8)
KB3124263 Cumulative security update for Windows 10
KB3125574 win7 SP2?? Ms call it Convenience rollup update for Windows 7 SP1.(((if you do want total control over the updates that may contains telemetry and so on. Skip this one and take them one by one.)))
KB3135445 it is a fix to the WU client (it maybe a Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7)
KB3135449 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 8)
KB3138612 win10 related (Fishy update to for Windows Updates)
KB3138615 win10 related
KB3139923 Found this info on ask woody. KB3075249 is no longer offered anymore as it is superseded by KB3139923-v2. MS says: Fix for Windows installer (MSI) repair doesn't work when MSI package is installed on an HTTP share in Windows
KB3139929 Cumulative security update for IE, carries KB3146449, Woody says avoid (Fishy update for Windows 7/8 to Windows 10 Upgrade)
KB3141092 Installed itself on LH computer 3/3/16 even though not selected, reportedly piggybacks on Security Update KB3134814 if IE11 is installed
KB3143736 After you install security update 3093983, Oracle Siebel CRM crashes in the Mshtml.dll file and returns code "c0000602" in Internet Explorer.
KB3146449 (Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7/8)
KB3146706 - Security update for Windows OLE. Not needed. Break pirate copies of Windows 7.
KB3148198 important but worrying - Cumulative update for IE11. Includes previous Windows 10 preparation.
KB3150513 this one only gets offered if you have one of the previous Telemetry updates installed (KB2977759, KB2952664, or KB2976978), so it hasn't shown up on any of my systems
KB3150513 Looks like it needs to be added to the list of updates to block/prevent.
KB3154996 After you install security update 3100773, you discover that you can't type Korean characters correctly by using the Korean Hangul input method editor (IME) in Internet Explorer 11.
KB3156417 -May 2016 non security update rollup for Windows 7 SP1
KB3159398 I read that several users have decided to postpone the patch KB3159398 for certain problems that it causes :
KB3159706 is intended to sync and distribute Windows 10 upgrades
KB3161102 Removes Windows Journal component.
KB3161608 - June 2016 Update Rollup for Windows 7 SP1 (Includes Windows Update Client for Windows 7: June 2016) contains some telemetry.
KB3167679 MS-says: Description of the security update for Windows authentication methods: August 9, 2016.. But,KB3167679 breaks password changing on Win7 joined in NT style domain (samba 3.6.23)(This info found on Microsoft TechNet)
3170735 Is on many block lists. Says Win 10 related. MS says:July 2016 Update for Windows Journal... No real info about what it is in it.
KB3173040 - Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 end of free upgrade offer notification

--------> KB3184143 Remove software related to the Windows 10 free upgrade offer. <-----------


Windows Update Client list Win7 WUC updates.

KB2990214 - Apr '15 - WUC: enables ability to upgrade to Win10
KB3050265 - Jun '15 - WUC: allows Group Policy to set "DisableOS Upgrade" key (replaces 2990214)
KB3065987 - Jul '15 - WUC: unspecified "improvements" (replaces 3050265)
KB3075851 - Aug '15 - WUC: fixes mess due to KB3065987 [cuts down WUC memory usage, but hides Update notifications if GWX app is active] (replaces 3065987)
KB3083324 - Sep '15 - WUC: unspecified "improvements" (replaces 3075851)
KB3083710 - Oct '15 - WUC: unspecified "improvements" (replaces 3083324)
KB3102810 - Nov '15 - WUC: fixes slow updates & high CPU usage (doesn't replace any previous updates)
KB3112343 Dec '15 WUC: fix for issues with 3050265, e.g., "8007000E" error message (doesn't replace any previous updates)
KB3135445 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: February 2016
KB3138612 - Windows Update Client for Windows 7: March 2016
KB3161647 Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: June 2016


Block win telemetry domains in Host file.

vortex-win.data.microsoft.com
settings-win.data.microsoft.com

---------------------------- Monthly rolups begin here ----------------
KB3172605 July 2016 update rollup includes some new improvements and fixes including the improvements from June 2016 update roll up KB3161608 for the Windows 7 SP1

KB3179573 August 2016 update rollup includes some new improvements and fixes for the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

KB3185278 September qality rollup The September 2016 update rollup includes some new improvements and fixes for the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

-------- Download rollups.. Listing both security only AND monthly quality rollups. -----------
Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 update history https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4009469
https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/

2018-02 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB4075211
2018-02 Monthly Rollup - KB4074598 Unknown if it has spectre/meltdown patch
2018-02 Security-only update - KB4074587 Unknown if it has spectre/meltdown patch
2018-01 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB4057400
2018-01 Monthly Rollup - KB4056894 Contains spectre/meltdown patch
2018-01 Security-only update - KB4056897 Contains spectre/meltdown patch
2017-12 Monthly Rollup - KB4054518
2017-12 Security-only update - KB4054521
2017-11 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB4051034
2017-11 Monthly Rollup - KB4048957
2017-11 Security-only update - KB4048960
2017-10 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB4041686
2017-10 Monthly Rollup - KB4041681
2017-10 Security-only update - KB4041678
2017-09 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB4038803
2017-09 Monthly Rollup - KB4038777
2017-09 Security-only update - KB4038779
2017-08 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB4034670
2017-08 Monthly Rollup - KB4034664
2017-08 Security-only update - KB4034679
2017-07 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB4025340
2017-07 Monthly Rollup - KB4025341
2017-07 Security-only update - KB4025337
2017-06 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB4022168
2017-06 Monthly Rollup - KB4022719
2017-06 Security-only update - KB4022722
2017-05 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB4019265
2017-05 Monthly Rollup - KB4019264
2017-05 Security-only update - KB4019263
2017-04 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB4015552
2017-04 Security-only update - KB4015546
2017-04 Monthly Rollup - KB4015549
2017-03 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB4012218
2017-03 Monthly Rollup - KB4012215
2017-03 Security-only Update - KB 4012212
2017-01 Monthly Rollup - KB3212646
2017-01 Security-only update - KB3212642
2016-12 Monthly Rollup - KB3207752
2016-12 Security-only update - KB3205394
2016-11 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB3197869
2016-11 Security-only update - KB3197867
2016-11 Monthly Rollup - KB3197868
2016-10 Preview of Monthly Rollup - KB3192403
2016-10 Security only update - KB3192391
2016-10 Monthly rollup - KB3185330
2016-09 - KB3185278
2016-08 - KB3179573
2016-07 - KB3172605

Edit:
Added information about update KB947821

http://archive.fo/2019.02.13-053640/https://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/413301-reinstall-win7-what-updates-avoid-telemetry-winx-preparation-5.html
KB2882822
KB2923545
KB2976897

Hello again :)

To compliment your list of active KB updates, I was offered all of these from my list.
Some of them i did install.. It's not a pure bad, bad list, it's only a to be aware of the list

Note:: this is on a reinstalled HP with factory recovery discs OEM win7 Pro x64 SP1. So it may vary for you others with other OEM or retail installations.
This is with only IE9 installed. After I install IE11 it may be more.. But i have to wait 6 more hours so it becomes new date so I easy can identify sneaky KB's that comes with IE11

//Marie


*KB971033 Update for activation and validation components in Windows Activation Technologies for Windows 7.

*KB2505438 - Slow performance in applications that use the DirectWrite API on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 = It often breaks fonts (see also KB454826)
*KB2506928 fixes an issue in which a link in an .html file that you open in Outlook does not work. This issue occurs on a Win7 that has IE9
*KB2545698 (IE9)
*KB2592687 Remote desktop protocol

*KB2660075 Time and date if the time one is set to samoa
*KB2670838 - Platform update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 = breaks AERO functionality and gives you blurry fonts on some websites. And brakes Resource monitor in 125DPI in classic mode

*KB2719857 Fix for USB RNDIS device to connect to a 3G or 4G network in Windows 7 fix for a computer that is running Windows 7
*KB2726535 Adds South sudan to the list o countries
*KB2732059 fix for cannot open an .oxps file in Windows 7

*KB2830477 Remote Desktopp Connection (RDC) 8.1 client update
*KB2834140 Stop error "0x00000050" after you install update 2670838 on a computer that is running Windows 7 SP1
*KB2840149 security update for the Windows file system kernel-mode driver (ntfs.sys) Some have had some boot problems with it.

*KB2952664 - is the Windows 7 nagware patch that touts the Windows 10 upgrade. Prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10 (sends a bunch of telemetry data to M$, reported to corrupt system files)
*KB2966583–Improvements for the System Update Readiness Tool in Windows 7
*KB2970228 Russian ruble symbol

*KB3006137 Update changes the currency symbol of Lithuania from the Lithuanian litas (Lt) to the euro (€) in Windows
*KB3013531 Some says win10 ralated MS says to support copying .mkv files to Windows Phone from a computer that is running Windows
*KB3021917 – prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10 (CEIP) 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).
*KB3040272 fix.. Start time increases after another language pack is added to Windows.. very little info.
*KB3042058 (microsoft claims its a security update, but it contains winlogon spying)
*KB3054476 A little bit fishy, no real info and many avoid it. MS says:This update helps Microsoft improve the experiences when users run stream.sys driver-based applications in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1
*KB3068708 – installs telemetry service, prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10
*KB3078667 Some says bad and win10 related. MS says: fix for System malfunction because memory leak occurs in dwm.exe in Windows 7
*KB3080079 Some have said bad win10/telemetry.. MS says: Update to add RDS support for TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 in Windows 7
*KB3080149 – Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry, CEIP
*KB3086255 (Flagged as an Important update. It disables SafeDisc games in Windows Vista, 7, and 8/8.1)

*Kb3112343 is the update for Windows 7 users. Both are for making your upgrade to windows 10 easier and better
*Kb3118401 Update Universal C Runtime (CRT) Windows 10 universal CRT
*KB3135445 it is a fix to the WU client (it maybe a Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7)
*KB3138612 win10 related (Fishy update to for Windows Updates)
*KB3139923 Found this info on ask woody. KB3075249 is no longer offered anymore as it is superseded by KB3139923-v2. MS says: Fix for Windows installer (MSI) repair doesn't work when MSI package is installed on an HTTP share in Windows
*KB3146706 - Security update for Windows OLE. Not needed. Break pirate copies of Windows 7.
*KB3159398 I read that several users have decided to postpone the patchKB3159398 for certain problems that it causes :
*KB3161102 Removes Windows Journal component.
*KB3170735 Is on many block lists. Says Win 10 related. MS says:July 2016 Update for Windows Journal... No real info about what it is in it.

---------------------------- Monthly rollups----------------
*KB3172605 July 2016 update rollup includes some new improvements and fixes including the improvements from June 2016 update roll up KB3161608 for the Windows 7 SP1

*KB3179573 August 2016 update rollup includes some new improvements and fixes for the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

*KB3184143 Remove software related to the Windows 10 free upgrade offer.

*KB3185278 September quality rollup The September 2016 update rollup includes some new improvements and fixes for the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
WindowsUpdateClient list of all the Win7 WUC updates (I've hidden them all):

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