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Blocking Telemetry in Windows 7

Microsoft pushed patches to devices running Windows 7 and 8.1 in recent time that collect information and transfer data to Microsoft regularly.

One of the main issues that Windows users may have with telemetry is that Microsoft does not reveal what it is collecting, and what is included when telemetry data is transferred to the company.

The following tutorial provides suggestions on limiting Windows data collecting and transferring. There is no guarantee that nothing is collected and/or submitted after making privacy related changes to the operating system, but a guarantee that data collecting is severely limited at the very least.

Here are the updates you have to uninstall…

  • 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 for performance improvements
  • KB3022345 — Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
  • 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

 

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