A bit of backstory as to why I need to remove these updates that prep PCs for Windows 10: My internet connection is far too slow to download the Windows 10 install files. I only want to update Windows 7 files, but now when I select an update and try to download it, the first message I get is "Downloading Windows 10."
I did quite a bit of research and found the following updates are related to Windows 10 and possibly causing my PC to want to download the install files:
All of them were easily removed and do not show up in powershell anymore (reference: http://www.ghacks.net/2015/04/17/how-to-remove-windows-10-upgrade-updates-in-windows-7-and-8/), EXCEPT FOR KB2952664.
I'm at my wits end with this update. I believe this is the 12th time I have attempted to uninstall and reboot my PC today to remove it. I found out that when I remove it via Programs and Features > Installed Updates and then go into powershell and look it up with "get-hotfix -id KB3035583" it still shows as installed TODAY, even though its no longer listed in installed updates (until I reboot and then it returns to installed updates).
How can I remove this for good so I can go back to installing updates for Windows 7 and Windows 7 only? I have had updates always set to "Never check for updates" or "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download or install them" for the lifetime of my computer. Silly me for thinking all the important updates were actually important!