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Windows 7: skype update listed in Windows Update


02 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
skype update listed in Windows Update

Hi everyone,

Just need to know if whether or not it is normal for Windows Update to include an update for skype among the list of updates.

I've already hidden this skype update as I had planned to uninstall skype for so long but kept forgetting to do it.

Any comments and ideas will be greatly appreciated. Thank you all and God Bless,


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02 Sep 2012   #2

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Ye - it's normal, since MS bought Skype a few months ago, it's now part of the Microsoft Update family, along with Office and MSE
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02 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1
 
 

Yes noticed that came through the other day being an MS product now.
I downloaded and applied and it updated the previous version without any issues. Nice!
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06 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Skype update unwanted

I do not have Skype on this computer and had unchecked the update in the update window, but when I turned off the computer it was installed anyway.
Should I uninstal it?

Also, is it necessary to do more than uncheck a particular update to prevent it from being installed? I had never tried this before.
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06 Sep 2012   #5

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It shouldn't have been installed without permission - yes, uninstall it, and next time it's offered, hide it instead of just unchecking it.
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06 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Noel, thank you for your quick reply.. I will uninstall. How do you "hide" It?
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06 Sep 2012   #7

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right-click on the entry in the Windows Update listing - unfortunately that will only last until the next update to the offering, but MS usually plays the white man and doesn't update every month
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06 Sep 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks, again!
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09 Sep 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
It shouldn't have been installed without permission - yes, uninstall it, and next time it's offered, hide it instead of just unchecking it.
Hey Noel,

I was thinking about making a new thread but because what i am about to ask for your help with directly relates to this one, i decided to ask you here. so, i was too quick to "hide" skype update, but now i want to install the update, i wasn't able to unhide it. please advise.
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09 Sep 2012   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Why couldn't you unhide it?
If you've uninstalled Skype completely, then the update shouldn't be offered
If you want to install Skype again, then..... Get Skype - Download free - Install Skype to call, video call and IM
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