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Windows 7: Windows Update keeps reminding me of updates I don't want to install?

20 Jan 2012   #1
waterpistol

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Windows Update keeps reminding me of updates I don't want to install?

Hi there,

Windows update keeps sending me reminders for updates I want to disregard, particularly "Windows Malicious Software Tool". Is there any way to tell the system once I un-check that particular update that I don't want it and don't desire to be prompted to download it all the time?

Cheers!


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20 Jan 2012   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

All you need do is go to Windows Updates and right-click the update in question then choose Hide.

If you later decide you want to install the update just click 'Restore hidden updates'.

Windows Update - Hide or Restore Hidden Updates
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20 Jan 2012   #3
waterpistol

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
All you need do is go to Windows Updates and right-click the update in question then choose Hide.

If you later decide you want to install the update just click 'Restore hidden updates'.
HA HA, easy when you know how huh!?
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20 Jan 2012   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I guess so, but it's only easy if you know the answer.

Anyway, pleased to be of help.
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