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Thanks for the support guys! biggrin.gif I've really enjoyed working with Agawthrop to make this clean, unified solution. It's almost polished you could say! Soon as we get those blasted updates to hide 100% of the time! I gotta ask on Superuser or Stackoverflow.

Stay tuned for more updates! Agawthrop and I are cooking something up! thumb.gif

Have just removed more than 30 BAD updates with your Batch Uninstaller but this one, the KB2976978, can not be removed despite running the Batch Uninstaller twice.

In fact when you go into the Updates section and pick KB2976978, it physically can not be removed but every other update can be removed, confused as to why this solitary update is firmly patched in like a Kimberley Bush Tick ?

Is there any other way to permanently remove it without destroying my System?
post #152 of 399
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Sorry for the late response. Yes, definitely run this.

It sounds like you haven't updated in awhile though, so you may have a few "rounds" of updates. Bad updates might be in different rounds, so I'd run this before updating after every round and reboot completes before installing the next set. Also, for now keep optional updates on and install them, but turn off microsoft recommended updates. Optional updates actually seem to have a lot of bug fixes the last time I checked.

You could actually just run the script once, install everything I mentioned, then run it again after all updates are complete. That will remove the bad updates after they install, though it's best if you don't let them install in the first place.

It's up to you how you do it, but definitely do it one way or another. (I'm sorry it's not clear, we're working on figuring out the best way for every situation and making instructions). thumb.gif

Let me know if you need clarification and how it goes. smile.gif

Thanks for the response.

Spot on, indeed I very rarely update my Windows. I think it stretches back all the way to Win 98 days biggrin.gif

So, just do as specified in the front page?

How to use:
  1. Right click BatchUpdateUninstaller.cmd and run as admin.
  2. When the script completes, reboot.
  3. To modify the KbList, delete the lines of updates you don't want, then simply add one KB ID per line. KB articles, etc are entirely optional. The first two lines of the document must be kept intact.

Step 3 is optional, right?
It is really that simple. It's meant to be. If you have any issue post the log and we'll try to figure it out and fix it. smile.gif

Yes, step 3 is optional, I'll note that too. It's meant for someone who maybe wants to test an update not on the list or doesn't agree with the list. It's even useful for a sysadmin who needs specific updates removed as well that may have nothing to do with telemetry.

I also need to verify that this works perfectly on WIndows 10 too and add that to the first post information. It should in theory. But what does that mean nowadays? biggrin.gif
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Thanks for the support guys! biggrin.gif I've really enjoyed working with Agawthrop to make this clean, unified solution. It's almost polished you could say! Soon as we get those blasted updates to hide 100% of the time! I gotta ask on Superuser or Stackoverflow.

Stay tuned for more updates! Agawthrop and I are cooking something up! thumb.gif

Have just removed more than 30 BAD updates with your Batch Uninstaller but this one, the KB2976978, can not be removed despite running the Batch Uninstaller twice.

In fact when you go into the Updates section and pick KB2976978, it physically can not be removed but every other update can be removed, confused as to why this solitary update is firmly patched in like a Kimberley Bush Tick ?

Is there any other way to permanently remove it without destroying my System?

Nice! thumb.gif Looks like you were fully infested there. That update has been giving a lot of people trouble to remove... I'll get back to you on that.
post #153 of 399
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Originally Posted by Elrick View Post

Have just removed more than 30 BAD updates with your Batch Uninstaller but this one, the KB2976978, can not be removed despite running the Batch Uninstaller twice.

In fact when you go into the Updates section and pick KB2976978, it physically can not be removed but every other update can be removed, confused as to why this solitary update is firmly patched in like a Kimberley Bush Tick ?

Is there any other way to permanently remove it without destroying my System?
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Originally Posted by cookieboyeli View Post

It is really that simple. It's meant to be. If you have any issue post the log and we'll try to figure it out and fix it. smile.gif

Yes, step 3 is optional, I'll note that too. It's meant for someone who maybe wants to test an update not on the list or doesn't agree with the list. It's even useful for a sysadmin who needs specific updates removed as well that may have nothing to do with telemetry.

I also need to verify that this works perfectly on WIndows 10 too and add that to the first post information. It should in theory. But what does that mean nowadays? biggrin.gif
Nice! thumb.gif Looks like you were fully infested there. That update has been giving a lot of people trouble to remove... I'll get back to you on that.

KB2976978 is required by Windows to be installed. Cookieboyeli and I did some troubleshooting on this back in the beginning, there is no way to remove it that I've found.
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KB2976978 is required by Windows to be installed. Cookieboyeli and I did some troubleshooting on this back in the beginning, there is no way to remove it that I've found.

Could this mean that Redmond has now decided to make updates permanent and the only way to get rid of it is to slash and burn the HD?

I knew they were desperate to install their 10 Trojan but now it looks like another good reason to move on over to a Linux install and forget about MS for good.
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What versions of windows is the KB2976978 installed on ?

Because it was not installed or I removed it >

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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It only applied to Windows 8 & 8.1
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It only applied to Windows 8 & 8.1
Oh yes I remember now! biggrin.gif Between moving, sleep deprivation, and flipping my sleep schedule I'm a little out of it. wackosmiley.gif
I should probably put this in the update description.
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I found something interesting today. After running BUU v4.4 those two updates that would not hide have hidden. I noticed that the release dates on them moved up a few months too! These were originally optional and re released as recommended.

It's 3035583 and one other I can't remember.
2952664 was also re released, but I had no issue with it.
Edited by cookieboyeli - 11/1/15 at 9:33pm
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Glad to know that those are working!
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Me too, it's strange that it just started working. (What change was it?)
I did unhide them and run an earlier version, but it didn't get them. At first while testing v4.4 I didn't unhide them again because I assumed it would have no effect, but after I tried that with v4.4 it worked. I guess that was needed to "refresh" the status of them and allow the script to get them or something... thinking.gif


I have two language change requests today smile.gif:

Upon failure of the script to properly start (in my case vbs files were improperly associated with Notepad++) the script still ends with:
Code:
Please RESTART Windows now.
This should only be triggered upon the script successfully uninstalling any updates.

I think we should also change the language to:
Code:
Restart your PC to complete the changes.
Which is closer to the language Windows uses.


Also, is it possible to show the status of hiding updates like uninstalling updates? You didn't see anything.
Edited by cookieboyeli - 11/2/15 at 8:14pm
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