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Windows 7: Deleting an "important" but unwanted window's update alert?

30 Jul 2013   #1
flycaster

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 
Deleting an "important" but unwanted window's update alert?

Presently, Skype 5.10 is on my computer. But I also have a window's update (Skype 5.10 for Windows (KB2727727)). Problem is that this update won't install and every time I go to shut the computer down, I have to scroll through closing choices (shut down, hibernate, sleep, etc) and as whether or not I want the update installed. As this update can't presently be installed and it's a PITA when going to Sleep as I have to choose between Install Updates and Sleep, how can I get this update to go away without installing it so that I can get to my closing functions without having to muck with Install Update now?


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31 Jul 2013   #2
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Hmm - I'd be inclined to uninstall Skype completely, and reinstall from a fresh download.

However, before doing anything that drastic....

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
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31 Jul 2013   #3
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi

i would uninstall skype along with the profile it keeps and install the very latest download here skype
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31 Jul 2013   #4
flycaster

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 

Well, until I decide, I have hidden the update and no longer get the message to download the new Skype. But, then again, I could delete my present Skype and reload the newest version (which is the one I presently have???).

If I were to uninstall Skype and the profile, will I have to set things up again on the new Skype? Also, if I uninstall using Control panel's uninstall, will the profile also be uninstalled or do I have to look elsewhere to uninstall it?

EDIT: Tried to dl Skype upgrade and install, but keep getting an installation failed : Code 2 message (couldn't find a file). I'm starting to think that a reason for this problem may be that I have the portable version of Skype installed and not the desktop version. Can't quite remember why I have the portable version, but at the time of installation I was probably having a problem installing the desktop version???
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31 Jul 2013   #5
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
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