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Pre-telemetry June 2015-updated Windows 7 Ultimate ISO, telemetry blockers, and resources for creating your own custom Windows 7 ISO

Delicieuxz

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During summer 2015, Microsoft started heavily back-adding telemetry to Windows 7 via various updates. In this post is a link for a fully-updated June 2015 ISO of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 that pre-dates that telemetry back-adding by Microsoft, as well as resources for creating your own custom Windows 7 installer ISO that only has the updates that you wish to have. At the bottom of this post is an archive containing all security-only updates released from October 2016 - October 2017.

 

To install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit using the provided June 2015-updated ISO, you'll have to have your own license key to use during the installation process. A license for Windows 7 Ultimate can be bought from eBay or reddit and other places for very cheap, less than $10 or even less than $5.

 

 

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Fully updated as of June 2015 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 ISO download link

 

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 (updated to June 2015): -redacted-

 

Description

 

Here is a clean ISO image of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, which is fully-updated with SP1 and all other Windows 7 updates, up to June 2015. No Windows 7 key, license, or pre-activation is provided with this download. This ISO requires that a person has their own license for Windows 7 Ultimate, and that they enter it during the installation process, as is normally done.

 

This ISO image is a normal Windows 7 Ultimate installer, with nothing missing or added, other than all the official updates from Microsoft since October 2009, up until June 2015, including Service Pack 1.

 

What for

 

Microsoft back-added their telemetry and data-collection to Windows 7 in August of 2015, so this is Windows 7 Ultimate, as it was right before Microsoft made any undesirable and invasive changes to its feature-set.

 

This ISO allows a person with a valid Windows 7 Ultimate license to reinstall their Windows 7 Ultimate with all updates up to before Microsoft underwent a paradigm shift and started turning Windows against its users, to use people's installations of Windows 7 for invasive, non-authorized, and likely criminal purposes. If someone wants a Windows 7 installation ISO that is updated to after Microsoft added telemetry and data-collection, one is available for download directly from Microsoft.

 

With this ISO and their genuine Windows 7 Ultimate license key, a person can install Windows 7, and then simply turn off all automatic updates, or all updates completely, in order to never have Microsoft's unwanted updates applied to their Windows 7 OS and PC, yet while still having a fully-functional, stable, and modern Windows 7.

 

Note - 2 Windows updates to uninstall

 

It has been pointed out that this ISO contains updates related to Microsoft's "free upgrade to Windows 10" offer, which Microsoft pushed through Windows Update in April 2015, and so exist in this June 2015 ISO of Windows 7. They will have to be manually removed from the OS after it finishes installing.

 

Those two updates are KB3035583 and  KB3150513 [2], and they can be uninstalled by doing the following:

  1. Select the Start  button, then select Settings  Update & security   > Windows Update    > Advanced options > View your update history > Uninstall updates.
  2. Select the update you want to remove (KB3035583 and KB3150513), then select Uninstall.

 

 

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Creating a Custom Windows 7 Home, Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise ISO

 

If you want to create your own custom updated Windows 7 ISO for Windows 7 Home, Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise, see this link for a guide:

https://www.raymond.cc/blog/create-an-integrated-up-to-date-windows-7-install-disc/

 

A 2011-updated Windows ISO of either Home, Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise, to be used for the above-described process, can be obtained from here: http://mirror.corenoc.de/digitalrivercontent.net/   (alternate link here)

 

The ISOs available for download from that page are the official Microsoft Windows 7 ISOs that used to be hosted for public download on Digital River.

 

If you wish to create your own updated Windows 7 ISO, you can also use these quick-access links to download torrent files for untouched official Windows 7 ISOs from Microsoft. These torrent files are the same as the ones for their same versions provided in the above link:

 

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 with SP1, 620851: -redacted-

Windows 7 Pro x64 with SP1, 621750: -redacted-

Windows 7 Pro x64 without SP1, 65805: -redacted-

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1, 677332: -redacted-

 

 

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Extra precaution with Aegis and Spybot Anti-Beacon

 

After installing Windows 7 with this ISO, a person can then run the separately-provided Aegis script, which will block much of Microsoft's Windows 7 telemetry updates from being searched for, and from being found by Windows Update. With the Aegis script blocking all known telemetry updates, a person can then safely continue to receive all other updates for Windows 7.

 

Aegis script to block various Windows 7 telemetry updates from being found by Windows Update, and from being downloaded and installed: https://mega.nz/#!dhExAbBa!fehYhbTNz5dIBh72psfXLfwv9wMk0uhMpGli-c0pBn4

 

The Aegis script was last updated March 18, 2016. A list of telemetry-containing updates released beyond Aegis' last updated date is here: https://pastebin.com/jWX2zHdr

 

Alternatively, or to be used in conjunction with other methods, a person can also check out Spybot's Anti-Beacon program, which aims to prevent Windows 7 telemetry.

 

 

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Windows 7 x64 Security Updates from October 2016 - October 2017

 

This download is an archive of 12 monthly security-only updates for x64 editions of Windows 7 Home, Professional, and Ultimate, spanning the period of October 2016 - October 2017: https://mega.nz/#!Jgd1zAxT!-uk7-glIG98r3oE24iaQ-mi0qIIBgMZS55oH5VgjdYY

 

Included in this archive of 12 monthly security-only updates for Windows 7 is the update to address the WannaCry ransomware threat. "(WannaCry)" has been added to that updates label to make it easy to identify, if that's all that a person wants to install.

 

The WannaCry security update for Windows 7 can also be downloaded directly from Microsoft's website at this address: https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4012212

 

Caution: Some of these security updates likely contain telemetry in them. If wanting to vet what potential security issues each update is addressing, and whether it is worth risking adding some telemetry to the system, do an internet search for the individual KB identifiers for each update. For example, the WannaCry security update is labelled KB4012212.

 

Also included in this archive is another folder, which is called "select 2016 quality updates". And in that folder are a couple of possibly non-intrusive non-security updates. However, I didn't include them in this package for any specific reason other than that I didn't take them out of the folder before archiving and uploading it, and if wanting to not have any telemetry installed at all, I suggest not installing the updates that are in that folder.



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On 8/4/2016 at 10:41 AM, PrimeSonic said:

Very excellent.

Do you plan on doing the same for Windows 8.1?

I don't plan to source an earlier Win 8 ISO, and I'm not sure what the situation with Windows 8.1 is, regarding what telemetry and data-collection it had in it already at its launch, and what was added later on.

 

But the Aegis script I provided a download for also works on Windows 8, and will remove telemetry and block its updates from Windows 8, just as it does for Windows 7.

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I've updated the post to include the security-only updates for Windows 7 from October 2016 - October 2017. In the package is the update that protects against WannaCry, and it's labelled for easy identification.

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Thanks for your effort but why would you put some sh*t into the iso that lands right on the desktop after installation? (Torrent downloaded from teamos-hkrg.com.txt and activator: Windows Loader v2.2.2-Daz)

One looks for clean iso but ends with questionable image after seeing such sh*t.

 

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1 hour ago, T3mp0 said:

Thanks for your effort but why would you put some sh*t into the iso that lands right on the desktop after installation? (Torrent downloaded from teamos-hkrg.com.txt and activator: Windows Loader v2.2.2-Daz)

One looks for clean iso but ends with questionable image after seeing such sh*t.

 

Hi T3mp0.

 

I didn't compile the ISO, Team OS did, and I downloaded it from them because theirs was the only June 2015-updated Windows 7 I located. They've released an updated Windows 7, 8, and 10 ISO each month going back for ages. They run a custom OS release website and have a good reputation, and they say that nothing is added or changed to their monthly ISO releases beyond including the latest Microsoft updates.

 

If they added a text file giving the download link to their website and an activator, that's unfortunate, and sort of contradicts their claim that nothing is added or removed to the updated Windows ISO - but not by much. I could look into how to remove it from the ISO, but I don't immediately know how to do that.

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2 minutes ago, Delicieuxz said:

Hi T3mp0.

 

I didn't compile the ISO, Team OS did, and I downloaded it from them because theirs was the only June 2015-updated Windows 7 I located. They've released an updated Windows 7, 8, and 10 ISO each month going back for ages. They have a good reputation, and they say that nothing is added or changed to their monthly ISO releases beyond including the latest Microsoft updates.

 

If they added a text file giving the download link to their website and an activator, that's unfortunate, and sort of contradicts their claim that nothing is added or removed to the updated Windows ISO - but not by much. I could look into how to remove it from the ISO, but I don't immediately know how to do that.

Then it's not you. Oki-doki then. I'll download an untouched iso. My "fear" is stronger than me 😉

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22 minutes ago, T3mp0 said:

Then it's not you. Oki-doki then. I'll download an untouched iso. My "fear" is stronger than me 😉

OK. The thing with a post-SP1 updated ISO is that somebody had to put it together because, AFAIK, Microsoft didn't make any further official updated releases until after they started adding in telemetry and spying updates.

 

If you find an ISO that suits you, maybe message me about it and I'll add it to the topic post if it's a reasonably recent-to-summer-2015 ISO.

 

Also, there are also links in the topic post that you can use to create your own updates ISO using the updates downloaded directly from Microsoft. I haven't made one myself before, but I've downloaded all the updates that I think are necessary to do so. If you go that route, I'd be interested to hear how it turns out for you!

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Oh, I did such thing once with Windows 8.1 but it took me too much time reading every single KB description. Now my Win 8.1 acts strangely so I decided to go into the future and upgrade to Win 7 🤩

I don't think I'll do the same thing again so most probably I'll stick to this one for a while and test it. Oh, I did not put the key and now I have no slui.exe file so I can't activate my Windows like this video tutorial says. Any idea how to "make" it appear there? I tried with different keys (my lap came with Win 10 and I bought Win 8 key but I'm tired buying keys for the same computer so I want to "take" what's mine this time ;-)).

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9 minutes ago, T3mp0 said:

Oh, I did such thing once with Windows 8.1 but it took me too much time reading every single KB description. Now my Win 8.1 acts strangely so I decided to go into the future and upgrade to Win 7 🤩

I don't think I'll do the same thing again so most probably I'll stick to this one for a while and test it. Oh, I did not put the key and now I have no slui.exe file so I can't activate my Windows like this video tutorial says. Any idea how to "make" it appear there? I tried with different keys (my lap came with Win 10 and I bought Win 8 key but I'm tired buying keys for the same computer so I want to "take" what's mine this time ;-)).

I recommend buying a Windows 7 Ultimate key from eBay, reddit, or a 3rd-party key reseller site. They can be found for $5 - $10. Then, I'd use the key to activate Windows normally by going Start Menu -> Control Panel -> System, and then there should be an option to enter a license key.

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I'm starting to be disappointed with this release. I just found GWX.exe trying to connect to internet. Turns out it's Windows 10 advertisement. For God - how?

I'll be switching to the 2012 (or is it 2011?) release and then one by one doing updates manually. Pain in the a$$ but it seems there is no other choice...

 

Update: Downloading right now X17-59186.iso. It's Win 7 Professional because I could not find the Ultimate image with confirmed official SHA1 hash value. Never mind, I won't probably use any features from the Ultim. version.

In case someone is interested in working at this moment link here it is: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_FIX0Fzt36eSE1wdnZodGMzTDQ/edit

SHA1 Hash value: 0bcfc54019ea175b1ee51f6d2b207a3d14dd2b58 (can be confirmed all over the Internet).

 

Update 2: My downloading just finished. The SHA1 generated by Total Commander is: 0bcfc54019ea175b1ee51f6d2b207a3d14dd2b58 *X17-59186.iso

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On 10/30/2018 at 4:57 AM, T3mp0 said:

I'm starting to be disappointed with this release. I just found GWX.exe trying to connect to internet. Turns out it's Windows 10 advertisement. For God - how?

Like the description says, the ISO is of a fully June-2015-updated image of Windows 7 Ultimate. GWX.exe is part of KB3035583, which is a Microsoft-pushed update that released in April 2015. So, it makes sense that it would exist in a June-2015 updated ISO of Windows 7.

 

 

You can uninstall KB3035583 by doing the following:

  1. Select the Start  button, then select Settings  Update & security   > Windows Update    > Advanced options > View your update history > Uninstall updates.
  2. Select the update you want to remove, then select Uninstall.

 

I would also remove KB3150513 [2].

 

 

On 10/30/2018 at 4:57 AM, T3mp0 said:

Update: Downloading right now X17-59186.iso. It's Win 7 Professional because I could not find the Ultimate image with confirmed official SHA1 hash value. Never mind, I won't probably use any features from the Ultim. version.

In case someone is interested in working at this moment link here it is: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_FIX0Fzt36eSE1wdnZodGMzTDQ/edit

SHA1 Hash value: 0bcfc54019ea175b1ee51f6d2b207a3d14dd2b58 (can be confirmed all over the Internet).

 

Update 2: My downloading just finished. The SHA1 generated by Total Commander is: 0bcfc54019ea175b1ee51f6d2b207a3d14dd2b58 *X17-59186.iso

 

That's the official Microsoft 2011 release of Windows 7 Pro x64 with SP1. I already have links to download Microsoft's official SP1 ISOs of Home, Pro, and Ultimate in the OP, under the section titled "Creating a Custom Windows 7 Home, Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise ISO".

 

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I've installed the Pro version and now I have basic stuf set and installed. I like the lightweight of this system so I won't be installing anything else at the moment. If it works as intended I'll stick to it for the next couple of years ;)

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2 hours ago, JaMGeR said:

Hello, is there a x86 version of this iso? thanks!

Hi JaMGeR. I don't have an x86 version, but you could make one of your own following the guide in the OP and by using an x86 ISO downloaded from here: https://msdn.lol-inter.net/families/350

 

What system specs are you looking to install Windows 7 on?

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