How to hide optional downloads?

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by jondr, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. jondr

    jondr Guest

    I'm on Vista with IE7. For some odd reason I am being presented with 17
    optional updates (language packs). I don't want to install these. Also, I
    don't want to see these updates everytime I manually interface with Windows
    Update; I just want to see if there are any NEW optional updates, not these
    17 updates I know I will never want to install. There used to be a way to
    hide these. In fact, on the interface to Windows Update, there is an option
    to unhide updates so I can install them. Instead, I want to HIDE them so I
    don't have to deal with them. I found one help item that told me to hide the
    updates if I didn't want to see them anymore, but it provided no way to do
    this with IE7, Vista, and the new Windows Update.

    Any help will be much appreciated.
    jondr, Feb 22, 2007
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  2. Windows Update has not changed from V6 yet. So, the instructions to hide
    the updates are the same.

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2007]
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    MowGreen [MVP], Feb 22, 2007
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  3. jondr

    jondr Guest

    I'm using Vista with IE7. Access to Windows update is through the Windows
    Update application in the Control Panel. Even If I go to IE7, Tools, then
    Windows Update, I don't see a web page as you describe. I see instead the
    Control Panel Application. None of the menu options or links from the form
    lead to anything about hiding the updates.

    jondr, Feb 24, 2007
  4. Go to windows Update and open the page so you can see all the updates.
    Right click on the update you want to hide and select "Hide Update".
    Repeat for each update you want to hide.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Feb 25, 2007
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