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Windows 7: Remove language packs from windows update

01 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64
Remove language packs from windows update


Those language packs in windows update are starting to get really annoying, it always says I have 34 optional updates, but seriously, who needs them all?

Is there a way to get rid of the updates at once?

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01 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

You can "hide" the updates you are not interested in. Somewhere on the screen where you are given the choice of installing the updates it found, if you uncheck them, there is an option to hide the updates and then you will not see them again unless you "restore hidden updates."

Windows Update - Hide or Restore Hidden Updates
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64

ugh, forgot to check the right-click menu.

Thanks anyway.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

08 Nov 2009   #4

Vista-64u / W7-64u

I've been hiding them since launch and yet every time there is an update they are back. Other than "Hide" which appears to be broken is there a way to simply kill them once and for all?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Nov 2009   #5

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

Curious, I had that problem in my x32 RC install, but I'm not having it in my x64 RTM install. In fact, I have never seen them in the latter.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
This could not have been less intuitive

Finally got rid of those pesky updates. Even with these instructions it took several attempts...

This could not have been less intuitive if Microsoft tried
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 Remove language packs from windows update

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