Windows 10 Technical Preview question, running Windows 7 as my base OS.

Before I noticed the .iso files that were available, I ran an .exe from the Microsoft preview website that apparently configured my Windows Update to download an update called "Update for Windows." If I open Windows Update, it asks if I want to "Upgrade to Windows Technical Preview." I do not want this update now that I have the .iso to virtualize.

If I try to hide this update, it reappears! I want to get rid of that update, so how do I do it?


2 Answers 2


All you need to do is uninstall KB2990214

Just navigate to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features

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then click on View Installed Updates

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  • I don't have it installed so its not listed
  • I'm basically waiting for Windows Update to confirm, but yeah this looks like the right answer.
    – Erikster
    Oct 3, 2014 at 0:32
  • Why don't you just try it, you can view the details of the update, and confirm yourself
    – Ramhound
    Oct 3, 2014 at 0:56
  • I did, I'm just waiting for Windows Update to return to normal. It's been "checking for updates" for the last few hours.
    – Erikster
    Oct 3, 2014 at 16:06
  • I'll leave one last note: You'll need to restart once or twice after removing the update to get Windows Update back to normal.
    – Erikster
    Oct 7, 2014 at 3:56
  • The serial downvoting of my highly accepted answers is getting a ridiculous. If you have a problem with something I have said, come talk to me in chat, don't serial downvote me on Stackoverflow and Superuser its just going to get reversed anyways.
    – Ramhound
    Mar 4, 2015 at 16:41
wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:2990214

I did not have it listed under 'view installed updates'.
Running command above will uninstall it from your machine if present.

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