Windows 10: Almost FORCED to upgrade 7 to 10 ??? NO!!! Help me stop this!!!

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    Dual-boot Win 7 & 10, both Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       30 Aug 2015 #11

    PROBLEM - kb2952664 has now re-installed itself twice on bootup. And I've set Windows Update to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them".

    Even worse, KB2952664 is already in my "hidden" list.

    How can I stop this?
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  2. Posts : 101
    Dual-boot Win 7 & 10, both Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       30 Aug 2015 #12

    OK - on the fourth try, with a Safe Boot in the middle, it did not reinstall itself. But I now have Windows Updates restricted as noted above AND I selected NOT to get updates for Microsoft products. Wow.
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  3.    30 Aug 2015 #13

    I should have mentioned, KB2952664 is actually on Windows Update twice, once as a recommended update and once as an optional one. You need to uninstall and hide them both.
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  4. Posts : 101
    Dual-boot Win 7 & 10, both Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       30 Aug 2015 #14

    xtcrefugee - on a different Win 7 machine, I have now UNinstalled it and rebooted at least six times, each time gradually reducing the functioning of Windows Update so that now it is notify only and NOT update MS products.

    Maybe now it will not reappear - let's see.

    It's "hidden" only once, so it's maybe not "hidden" well enough.

    Is there any cmd line that will truly hide it both ways to tell MS not to re-install?
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  5. Posts : 101
    Dual-boot Win 7 & 10, both Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       30 Aug 2015 #15

    It kept coming back - time after time!

    I had to do an elevated cmd, and then did
    wusa /uninstall /kb:2952664
    TEN times without stopping!!

    The first six times, it uninstalled!

    The next four times it said that kb2952664 was not installed on the machine

    I think I have victory, but what the hell is going on?
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  6.    30 Aug 2015 #16

    One and the same upgrade number can be used multiple times. E.g. Microsoft regularly re-releases newer versions of an upgrade under the same number. That can be the cause for why you really have the "same" upgrade installed multiple times.
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  7.    30 Aug 2015 #17

    I'm honestly not sure what's going on with your system there, if both "versions" of KB2952664 are uninstalled that should be it, it should not auto-install unless you have Windows Update set to do that. As long as you have both the recommended and optional versions of KB2952664 flagged as hidden in Windows Update they should be gone forever. I'd perhaps clear your Windows Update cache and maybe run the Windows Update Fix It utility to check if there are problems which might be making supposedly uninstalled updates reappear.
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