How turn off automatic updates for selected files?

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by doowopper, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. doowopper

    doowopper Guest

    I am running a Windows XP computer, and like many others, I am having trouble
    with the installation of certain Net. Framework files using Windows Automatic

    Specifically how can I "tell" the Windows Automatic Updates feature to not
    list certain Net.Framework files for installation (ones that will not
    properly install) while Windows Updates continues to function normally with
    respect to other files? Or to put it another way, is there a way to
    temporarily list certain files for Windows Updates to ignore, until the
    problem with those Net. Framework files is fixed?
    doowopper, Jun 20, 2010
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  2. Let's address the "Or to put it another way," in your posting in reference
    to the whole...
    You should just fix the problem or attempt to - the problem is most likely
    with your machine and thus there will be no 'fix' put out for you and the
    few (in relation to how many total systems there are out there and how many
    do *not* have this issue) that are having the trouble. More than likely
    something you installed (allowed to be installed) in the past has affected
    your machine in such a way that you are now having trouble with some
    specific updates. There are work-arounds and fixes out there for you to try
    (like uninstalling all .NET Frameworks, doing a little other cleanup and
    re-installing the .NET Frameworks again) that will get around/fix the damage
    done to your machine by whatever.

    You can always turn off Automatic Updates (or at least fully automatic) and
    then pick and choose what you want downloaded/installed on your machine.
    You can even select to HIDE updates you choose not to install if you use
    that method. In other words - if you want control - take control.
    Shenan Stanley, Jun 20, 2010
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  3. PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 20, 2010
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