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Windows 7: hide windows updates over and over

12 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Why do you have to hide windows updates more than one time? Some times over and over till it gets it.

PS: And I don't aways even have the program installed in some MS office cases. One I needed to hide five times and that was the last one on the list.

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12 Nov 2011   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Hello chuckbam,

Can you give us the KB number of the update{s} you refer to?

In my experience it is rare that any "hidden" update is re-offered.
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13 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

It is only when I go to hide them for the first time. This one it took me 3x to hide. I used to had the same problem with Vista. Also, complete different computers. I figured MS wants to discourage people from hiding update???

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 - November 2011 (KB890830)
Download size: 14.8 MB
You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
Update type: Important


I down load the manual version of this some times
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13 Nov 2011   #4
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

I would suggest that the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 - (KB890830) should NOT be hidden.

You can still run it manually at other times if you so desire...
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13 Nov 2011   #5

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chuckbam View Post
It is only when I go to hide them for the first time. This one it took me 3x to hide. I used to had the same problem with Vista. Also, complete different computers. I figured MS wants to discourage people from hiding update???

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 - November 2011 (KB890830)
Download size: 14.8 MB
You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
Update type: Important

The MSRT is re-issued every month - so hiding last months will not prevent this months from being downloaded (hiding MSRT is not recommended anyhow)
Hiding an update only hides *that version* of the update, if the update is itself updated, then it will reappear in WU
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