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Windows 7: How to Make Windows Update Not Scan for Certain Things

01 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional
How to Make Windows Update Not Scan for Certain Things

Hello, I hope you are doing well.

Windows Update scans for updates to items that I am not interested in updating, usually because an update sometimes messes up a program or hardware. For example, I found that updating some parts of my Microsoft Office software gives me weird errors, and that updating my audio drivers makes the sound get softer.

Is there any way to disable Windows Update from scanning for the updates of certain items? Thanks.


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01 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

Change the settings to Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them and just pick the ones you really need to install.
Or select only important updates on the windows update settings.
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04 Oct 2009   #3


you can go to:
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Update\Change settings
and uncheck "Give me updates for Microsoft Products...." and it wont check for office updates anymore.
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