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

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

    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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