"It’s not just Windows 10, Windows 7 and 8 are also tracking you – here’s how to stop them"
So, what can you do to stop it?
First, you can avoid installing these four updates altogether. If they have already been installed, they can be uninstalled from within the Control Panel (here’s a guide
), or advanced users can type the following four commands using an elevated command prompt:
wusa /uninstall /kb:3068708 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:3022345 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:3075249 /quiet /norestart
wusa /uninstall /kb:3080149 /quiet /norestart[edit (my note): I can bring up a Command Prompt, but don't know what prefix to use with the above uninstall commands.]
Once the updates are uninstalled, use the Windows Update mechanism to “hide” them (here’s a guide
) so that your operating system doesn’t try to reinstall them.
end quote (more at the page).
edit: my vintage 486 keyboard has no Windows key with which to call up the uninstall a program window that shows the four unwanted Windows updates on my Windows 7 Pro OS.
So far, I am still trying to bring up that uninstall window without success.
How about a nice DC coding snack macro to do it all automatically for Win 7, 8, and/or 10?