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Windows 7: Choice of updates to install

21 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Choice of updates to install

I have recently acquired a new PC and moved from XP to Windows 7.

After opting for being notified of important updates to select for downloading and installation rather than relying on Windows to do this automatically I find that I am notified, it seems, of every possible "important update" available - as an example currently 20 important updates for Office 2003 whereas I use Office 2010 - plus for other MS applications I do not have or want!

The consequence is that I shall within a not too long future fill -up so much unused and unecessary Drive C programme disc space that my system will slow or I shall have to increase the size of the partition.

Previously in XP, after not selecting the updates that one does not want one could click in the option box "not to be reminded again" of the updates which one had decided not to have. However this does not happen in Windows 7 and the 20 currently undesired updates will continue to be notified for evermore along with further new ones so that even reviewing and filtering will eventually become difficult.

Evidently Windows 7 Updates thinks it is so smart one cannot overule it. What is the point in allowing one not to select if thereafter one is contimually reminded and eventually forced to accept? Any comments or suggestions on how to overcome?

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21 Sep 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit

You do have the option to hide unwanted or unneeded updates. This tutorial shows how.

Windows Update - Hide or Restore Hidden Updates
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23 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
You do have the option to hide unwanted or unneeded updates. This tutorial shows how.

Windows Update - Hide or Restore Hidden Updates
Yes, you are right. I see that the method is similar to in XP though not quite so evident.

Thanks for pointing this out!!!
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23 Sep 2010   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Win 7 is not XP.

Forget all of the old ways of treating updates.

I blindly install all critical and important updates without even stuttering. Guess what, my system runs like clockwork.
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