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Windows 7: Windows Update - Hide or Restore Hidden Updates

05 Nov 2014   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

You might even verify your windows update setting are set to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them"
Uncheck the box to "Give me recommended updates the same as Important updates",
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/2797-windows-update-settings-change.html

It does sound like these Optional updates are Downloaded and ready for install ?


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05 Nov 2014   #11
Start Menu

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Mine is Ultimate Black Box, hope once time there a way to prevent from Windows Update Language Packs Fake file or something

Thank, never mind i will try MYLINK to Junk folder HDD
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05 Nov 2014   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I've never really understood what Hiding an update really does personally ?
I simply leave them in the optional updates section collecting dust and adjust my windows update settings to not download them,
Not sure if that makes any difference in the folder your inquiring about size or not :/
Cheers.
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06 Nov 2014   #13
Start Menu

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hi TrashZone

it always been "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them", but i just now did Uncheck "Give me recommended updates the same as Important updates" so when i click Back ARROW then back in it awlay back to Check so possible the Default will stay Check for "Give me recommended updates the same as Important updates"

I cant seen to stop the Check for ""Give me recommended updates the same as Important updates" ever while checking for update i did back to change settings again it back to Checked so it seen to be Defaulted for "Give me recommended updates the same as Important updates"
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20 Jan 2015   #14
ae58

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
thx

solution was clearly understood & effective. thank you.
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20 Jan 2015   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Glad it could help ae58.
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17 Sep 2015   #16
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

This will definitely be a help now that the latest Window 10 version is now out and being delivered by way of the Windows Updates! If you elect to remove the 10 app by uninstalling the KB3035583 update responsible you will want to see that hidden when immediately running the check for updates to catch as it appears again!

At the moment the 10 app is busy at it announcing 10 is ready to go on as an "Unintended" update upgrade on the already existing 7 side of the dual boot with 10! Have to make sure the update is hidden from now on!
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13 Oct 2015   #17
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hello Shawn mate I have that Windows 10 updates downloaded and installed on two of my machines and I have just reinstalled 7 back to the third now after much "fixing" I am now able to download the normal updates but want to avoid anything that has anything to do with 10.

Is there a way I can do that apart from searching through each and very update the one I do not want on the machine. I know how to hide the nag and stop the process but cannot remove that GWX from the registry (HKEY LOCAL MCHINE Software Microsoft - see pic) which I think id the 10 waiting there like some bad dream. As you may have noticed I don't like 10 after trying it and want at east one machine totally free. If there is some way the I would consider reinstalling the other two machines - reluctantly because I think the 10 update stuff has thrown spanner in the main machines works


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13 Oct 2015   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hey John,

If you like, you can use the tutorials below to disable the GWX app and the upgrade to Windows 10 update. There's nothing to worry about have the GWX key in the registry if you used this below to disable it.

Get Windows 10 Icon - Remove from Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums
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13 Oct 2015   #19
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Thanks so much Shawn I did see that tutorial somewhere the other day but couldn't remember where I shall try the Option 3 & 4.

Now it isn't because I don't like change but as I think I mentioned to you before somewhere I am really very annoyed with the privacy stuff, no choice re updates, and that also it still retains some of that 8.1 look with panels.

Now being a simple person I am just thinking why 7 had to be altered at all because simpler and easy to navigate system I cannot think of.

Maybe Windows 11 - I am pretty sure they must be working on it right now will be different again maybe something as simple a 7 - we live in hope
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