Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Delete a downloaded Update that is not installed yet?


02 Apr 2010   #1

win 7
 
 
Delete a downloaded Update that is not installed yet?

how can i delete an update that has been downloaded but not yet installed? i'm sure that this update caused the corruption/deletion of my user profile and i've restored my system to a date before it was installed. but now anytime i want to turn my computer off, it wants to re-install the update. how can i avoid this? thanks!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

The best way clear the whole C:\Windows\SoftwareDistrubution folder and hide problematic hotfixes in Windows Update.Of course in this case you remove all downloaded hotfixes (wanted and unwanted).If you really want to remove only particular hotfix use any good 3p file manager (in my opinion build-in explorer is not good too to this kind operations) and search in file names hotfix ID,i.e if you want find data related to KB976672,you have to find in names this ID.

Relate to problematic updates:

If really some updates cause problems I suggest contact with manufacturer support or MS support,hidding updates is only temporary solution,if you leave it,you will have another problems with other updates in future too.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 May 2010   #3

Win 7 x64
 
 

hi ...
haw I remove the history of the update?

with my regards
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


13 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Try this:
  1. Click on the "Start" menu.
  2. Type the following %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\
  3. Open the "DataStore" folder and delete the contents of this folder.
  4. Restart
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Delete a downloaded Update that is not installed yet?




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Delete a downloaded Update that is not installed yet?
Thread Forum
IE 10 downloaded and installed but not available Browsers & Mail
Downloaded files delete as soon as it completes Network & Sharing
Auto Delete downloaded file Browsers & Mail
windows 7 updates downloaded but not installed... how do i fix? Windows Updates & Activation
Solved Delete downloaded files Performance & Maintenance
Solved Does update KB2488113 need to be installed before SP1 is downloaded? Windows Updates & Activation
downloaded and installed TWICE!! Software

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:26 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33