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Windows 7: how to turn off specific updates

28 Oct 2010   #1
gallicbear

Windows 7 and XP
 
 
how to turn off specific updates

Hi there. With XP, I could tell the system not to remind me again of certain updates to my system that I didn't want. I haven't found a way to do that in Windows 7. It keeps bringing up a certain set of updates (related to Windows Live). So I skip out of it. How can I tell it not to bring them up again? Thanks for your help.


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28 Oct 2010   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Go to All Programs, Windows update, Change settings. There you can change the drop down to check for updates but let me choose........... that should do it !
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28 Oct 2010   #3
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

If you right click on a specific update there should be an option to hide it. once you do that it will stop showing up/nagging you to install it. to get it back you just click the "Restore hidden updates" option.
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28 Oct 2010   #4
gallicbear

Windows 7 and XP
 
 

Thanks; great tip. hiding it seems to work. It hasn't come back.
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29 Oct 2010   #5
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Glad to help. That can be annoying, be reminded you haven't installed, something you don't want.
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