Aegis: Block all Windows 10 components on Windows 7 and 8

Aegis is a powerful script for Windows 7 and Windows 8 devices that takes care of all components related to Microsoft’s news operating system Windows 10.

In addition to that, it is performing additional operations such as adding a number of Microsoft hosts to the blocklist, setting Windows Update to check/notify, and more.

Since it is script-based, it is easy enough to check out what it does in detail, and even to add or remove commands from the script to adjust it accordingly as its author allows code modifications or the sharing of the code or components.

Aegis in detail

Aegis is updated regularly to reflect changes that Microsoft makes, for instance by taking into account new updates or modified updates.

aegis

The application is offered via a Mega download currently. The package is offered as a zip file that you need to download to your system. Once you have unpacked it, you find several command files listed in the directory that you can edit directly using any plain text editor.

The file setacl.exe, in case you are wondering supports the managing of Windows permissions from the command line.

How to use it

All you need to do is right-click on the file aegis.cmd and select “run as administrator” to get started. Follow the on-screen instructions from that moment on to complete the process.

Note: It is highly recommended to create a system backup before the program is run on a machine as you may not have any options to undo the changes should things go wrong.

So what does it do in detail?

  • Disables or hides the Windows 10 download directory.
  • Disables GWX (Get Windows 10), OneDrive, Telemetry, Wifisense.
  • Uninstalls or hides 31 KB updates.
  • Disables 31 schedules tasks.
  • Uninstalls Diagtrack.
  • Disables Remote Registry.
  • Blocks 188 Microsoft Hosts on 221 IPs.
  • Change Windows Update settings to check/notify instead of download/install.

The Windows Updates that the program uninstalls or hides

kb update description
kb971033 update for windows activation technologies
kb2902907 description not available, update was pulled by microsoft
kb2922324 description not available, update was pulled by microsoft
kb2952664 update for upgrading windows 7
kb2976978 update for windows 8.1 and windows 8
kb2977759 update for windows 7 rtm
kb2990214 update that enables you to upgrade from windows 7 to a later version of windows
kb2999226 update that enables you to run windows 10 applications on earlier versions of windows
kb3012973 upgrade to windows 10
kb3014460 update for windows insider preview / upgrade to windows 10
kb3015249 update that adds telemetry points to consent.exe in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
kb3021917 update for windows 7 sp1 for performance improvements
kb3022345 update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
kb3035583 update installs get windows 10 app in windows 8.1 and windows 7 sp1
kb3044374 update that enables you to upgrade from windows 8.1 to windows 10
kb3046480 update for migrating .net when upgrading to later version of windows
kb3050265 update for windows update client for windows 7 june 2015
kb3050267 update for windows update client for windows 8.1 june 2015
kb3065987 update for windows update client for windows 7 and windows server 2008 r2 july 2015
kb3065988 update for windows update client for windows 8.1 and windows server 2012 r2 july 2015
kb3068708 update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
kb3075249 update that adds telemetry points to consent.exe in windows 8.1 and windows 7
kb3075851 update for windows update client for windows 7 and windows server 2008 r2 august 2015
kb3075853 update for windows update client for windows 8.1 and windows server 2012 r2 august 2015
kb3080149 update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
kb3083324 update for windows update client for windows 7 and windows server 2008 r2 september 2015
kb3083325 update for windows update client for windows 8.1 and windows server 2012 r2 september 2015
kb3083710 update for windows update client for windows 7 and windows server 2008 r2 october 2015
kb3083711 update for windows update client for windows 8.1 and windows server 2012 r2 october 2015
kb3112343 update for windows update client for windows 7 and windows server 2008 r2 december 2015
kb3112336 update for windows update client for windows 8.1 and windows server 2012 r2 december 2015

Closing Words

Aegis is a sophisticated program that is updated regularly to block Windows 10 components, updates designed solely for the promotion or installation of Windows 10, and other undesirable components on systems running Windows 7 or 8.

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Software Name

Aegis

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Windows

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