Can one suppress specific update notifications?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Michael Moser, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Occasionally M$ tries to push certain updates down us customers' throats
    by marking them as "Important", even though they are as useful as a hole
    in the head.

    Under Windows XP as far as I recall one was able to mark these as "Don't
    show me again" and then they wouldn't appear any more.
    In Vista I am currently every noon pestered by a ballon trying to tell
    me that I need to install an update whose purpose is to "Allow Vista to
    detect programs that bypass product activation..." ||-( .

    Would it have come as part of one of those "patch tuesday's" collections
    and reasonably labeled I would not have any problem installing it. But
    distributing this as the only update and then even labeling this as
    "important" I consider an ignorant abuse of customers' time and
    attention!

    How can one tell Vista somehow to suppress showing and stop pestering me
    with such rubbish?

    Michael
     
    Michael Moser, Mar 11, 2008
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  2. You can bury any available update by opening the Windows Update panel,
    clicking 'View available updates', right-clicking on the offending update,
    and selecting 'Hide update'. It won't be offered again.
     
    Jeff Smith [MSFT], Mar 11, 2008
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