Windows 7 Telemetry Removal

<< How to Remove Windows 7 Telemetry

Back in August of 2015, Microsoft decided to implement some of the new tracking features built into Windows 10 along with Windows 10 “upgrade” nagware for Windows 7, 8.x, Server 2008 R2 and Server 2012 R2. If you wish to remove them, go into Control Panel and disable Automatic Updates, and remove the following updates from your computer:

  1. KB971033 Update for Windows Activation Technologies
  2. KB2902907 Microsoft Security Essentials (Update was pulled by Microsoft)
  3. KB2922324 Description not available, update was pulled by Microsoft
  4. KB2952664 Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7
  5. KB2976978 Compatibility update for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8
  6. KB2977759 Compatibility update for Windows 7 RTM
  7. KB2990214 Update that enables you to upgrade from Windows 7 to a later version of Windows
  8. KB2999226 Update for Universal C Runtime in Windows
  9. KB3012973 Upgrade to Windows 10
  10. KB3014460 Update for Windows Insider Preview / Upgrade to Windows 10
  11. KB3015249 Update that adds telemetry points to consent.exe in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
  12. KB3021917 Update to Windows 7 SP1 for performance improvements
  13. KB3022345 Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
  14. KB3035583 Update installs Get Windows 10 app in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1
  15. KB3044374 Update that enables you to upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10
  16. KB3046480 Update helps to determine whether to migrate the .NET Framework 1.1 when you upgrade Windows 8.1 or Windows 7
  17. KB3050265 Windows Update Client for Windows 7: June 2015
  18. KB3050267 Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1: June 2015
  19. KB3065987 Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: July 2015
  20. KB3065988 Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: July 2015
  21. KB3068708 Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
  22. KB3075249 Update that adds telemetry points to consent.exe in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
  23. KB3075851 Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: August 2015
  24. KB3075853 Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: August 2015
  25. KB3080149 Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
  26. KB3083324 Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: September 2015
  27. KB3083325 Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: September 2015
  28. KB3083710 Windows Update Client for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: October 2015
  29. KB3083711 Windows Update Client for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2: October 2015
  30. KB2876229 Skype for Microsoft Update
  31. KB2923545 Update for RDP 8.1 is available for Windows 7 SP1
  32. KB2970228 Update to support the new currency symbol for the Russian ruble in Windows
  33. KB2592687 Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 8.0 update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
  34. KB2660075 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
  35. KB2506928 A link in an .html file that you open in Outlook does not work in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
  36. KB2726535 An update is available that adds South Sudan to the list of countries in Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2
  37. KB2994023 RDP 8.1 client for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 disconnects when it is connected through a RD gateway
  38. KB2545698 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

Now in an elevated command prompt, run the following commands:

sc stop DiagTrack
sc stop dmwappushservice
sc delete DiagTrack
sc delete dmwappushservice
echo "" > C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Diagnosis\ETLLogs\AutoLogger\AutoLogger-Diagtrack-Listener.etl

After you have removed these services, open the Task Scheduler, navigate to “Task Scheduler Library” → “Microsoft” → “Windows” and delete the following items:

  1. Everything under “Application Experience”
  2. Everything under “Autochk”
  3. Everything under “Customer Experience Improvement Program”
  4. Under “Disk Diagnostic”, delete only the “Microsoft-Windows-DiskDiagnosticDataCollector”
  5. Disable “Maintenance” → “WinSAT” and everything under “Media Center”

Now you can reboot. When you open Windows Update again it will ask to install whichever updates above were removed. Right-click on each one and select “hide”.