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Windows 7: Do not remind unwanted updates

19 Oct 2010   #1
taxidimu

w7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Do not remind unwanted updates

Annoyed by WUpdate that everytime reminds me to install updates for NOT INSTALLED se, like mediaplayer, silverlight, ...
I cannot find any option to hide those reminds, as in WXP!
Thanks.


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19 Oct 2010   #2
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

I can just right click and tell hit to hide update.
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19 Oct 2010   #3
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Right click the said updates and choose hide.

One of the first things I do when reinstalling windows 7 is to turn off automatic updates. The only updates I update are the ones for my gfx card/sound card etc. I've found windows 7 to be excellent out of the box and not in need of updates. They seem to want to bog your system down, imo.
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19 Oct 2010   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi taxidimu and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Have a look at this Tutorial for Vista. It works in exactly the same way for Windows 7.

Windows Update - Vista Forums
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19 Oct 2010   #5
taxidimu

w7 home premium 64bit
 
 

OK, thanks!
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19 Oct 2010   #6
marsmimar

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
Right click the said updates and choose hide.

One of the first things I do when reinstalling windows 7 is to turn off automatic updates. The only updates I update are the ones for my gfx card/sound card etc. I've found windows 7 to be excellent out of the box and not in need of updates. They seem to want to bog your system down, imo.
I agree with turning off automatic updates. However, I think it's wise to install all Critical and Important updates. (Updates labeled Medium, Low, or Optional could certainly be at user discretion.) Critical and Important updates usually fix specific security problems.

Microsoft Security Response Center Security Bulletin Severity Rating System
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19 Oct 2010   #7
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
Right click the said updates and choose hide.
Good advice to get rid of the updates truly not needed. I did that for one of the updates for my mouse driver.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
One of the first things I do when reinstalling windows 7 is to turn off automatic updates. The only updates I update are the ones for my gfx card/sound card etc. I've found windows 7 to be excellent out of the box and not in need of updates. They seem to want to bog your system down, imo.
The above is very bad advice, IMO.

You should update your graphics card from your card's manufacturer's site. One should be very careful about which Window's Updates one decides to ignore. Most help to create a more efficient environment as opposed to "bogging" down the system.

Keep automatic updates on. Just select the option wherein you can choose which ones to install.
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19 Oct 2010   #8
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
Right click the said updates and choose hide.

One of the first things I do when reinstalling windows 7 is to turn off automatic updates. The only updates I update are the ones for my gfx card/sound card etc. I've found windows 7 to be excellent out of the box and not in need of updates. They seem to want to bog your system down, imo.

So you are more worried about your graphics slowing down or or audio getting distorted when using newer applications....
It seems like most people would care more about there pc not being hijacked, or anything of the nature....
Well to each there own I guess.
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19 Oct 2010   #9
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

It wasn't advise I was giving, I was merely stating what I do. I advised to right click and hide.

I do update my graphics card from nvidia. I also do sound card from asus etc etc etc............

All peripheral parts and their corresponding softs are updated regularly.

I ignore all updates from microsoft. I do not advise this!
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19 Oct 2010   #10
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That was not what you mentioned earlier.
You seem to believe that updates from the Windows Update repository will "bog" down a system. I disagree.

Why would you present such an assertion if you were not presenting it as some sort of advice?
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