Remove Downloaded Installation File

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Robert, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. Robert

    Robert Guest

    I switched my WinXPSP2 automatic updates to notify me of available updates
    but NOT to automatically download or install them. However, I was too late
    in making the change before the IE7 update downloaded and now I keep getting
    a balloon message near my clock that says IE 7 has been downloaded and is
    ready to be installed. I do not want IE 7 on my system.

    Please tell me how I can get rid of that IE 7 download that is ready for
    installation, so that the balloon message will no longer appear. Thanks.
     
    Robert, Nov 28, 2007
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  2. Robert

    PA Bear Guest

    1. Stop the Automatic Updates service:

    Start > Run > (type in) services.msc > [OK]
    Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Stop
    (Stopping the service will take a moment)

    2. Delete the contents of the Download folder:

    Start > Run > (type in) %windir%\SoftwareDistribution > [OK]
    Open the Download folder and delete its contents
    Close the window.

    3. Go to Windows Update website & scan for updates (Custom) > Uncheck IE7
    and "hide" it.

    4. Start the Automatic Updates service:

    Start > Run > (type in) services.msc > [OK]
    Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Start
    (Starting the service will take a moment)
     
    PA Bear, Nov 28, 2007
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  3. Robert

    Dave Horne Guest

    PA Bear, I read the same set of instruction in a MSKB document and have a
    question.

    You and that document state to delete the _download_ folder but then give
    instructions to delete the SoftwareDistribution folder.

    To be clear, is the Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download folder to be
    deleted? Thanks, DH


     
    Dave Horne, Nov 29, 2007
    #3
  4. Robert

    Dave Horne Guest

    Never mind ... I was tired. I see it _was_ the Download folder. DH


     
    Dave Horne, Nov 29, 2007
    #4
  5. Robert

    PA Bear Guest

    What KB article?

    My instructions pertain only to Robert's specific question, and I'm only
    having him delete the *contents* of %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\Download
    <=this folder.

    Deleting %windir%\SoftwareDistribution <=this folder might accomplish the
    same thing but it has the consequence of removing everything in Update
    History at Windows Update website.
    --
    ~PA Bear

     
    PA Bear, Nov 29, 2007
    #5
  6. Robert

    Dave Horne Guest

    Dave Horne, Nov 29, 2007
    #6
  7. Robert

    PA Bear Guest

    PA Bear, Nov 29, 2007
    #7
  8. ....

    The WUAU Help suggests it could be simpler than this,
    especially for this update, e.g., assuming there is an EULA
    associated with installing IE7, as I think there is.

    But I thought that there was also a way, e.g. using the Custom
    button and checkboxes of just "declining" any update which is
    downloaded. At one point that actually deleted the download too
    (so you didn't have to keep using the Custom button and making
    sure that unchecked downloads stayed unchecked. (In fact, I found
    that particular "feechur" more annoying than helpful when I wanted to
    try installing one update at a time, for example. <w>)
    I haven't experimented with it lately to know if that feature has
    been changed but it's unclear anyway whether the OP has even
    tried to use it. Would it really keep prompting you to install something
    that you had already declined? I'm dubious but can't test right now.


    FYI

    Robert
    ---
     
    Robert Aldwinckle, Nov 29, 2007
    #8
  9. Robert

    Robert Guest

    Thanks PA Bear. Worked like a charm!

    Robert

     
    Robert, Nov 30, 2007
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  10. Robert

    PA Bear Guest

    YW, Robert, and thank you very much for your feedback!
    --
    ~PA Bear
     
    PA Bear, Nov 30, 2007
    #10
  11. Robert

    tran tien Guest

    helf me!



    Rober wrote:

    Remove Downloaded Installation File
    28-Nov-07

    I switched my WinXPSP2 automatic updates to notify me of available updates
    but NOT to automatically download or install them. However, I was too late
    in making the change before the IE7 update downloaded and now I keep getting
    a balloon message near my clock that says IE 7 has been downloaded and is
    ready to be installed. I do not want IE 7 on my system.

    Please tell me how I can get rid of that IE 7 download that is ready for
    installation, so that the balloon message will no longer appear. Thanks.

    Previous Posts In This Thread:

    Remove Downloaded Installation File
    I switched my WinXPSP2 automatic updates to notify me of available updates
    but NOT to automatically download or install them. However, I was too late
    in making the change before the IE7 update downloaded and now I keep getting
    a balloon message near my clock that says IE 7 has been downloaded and is
    ready to be installed. I do not want IE 7 on my system.

    Please tell me how I can get rid of that IE 7 download that is ready for
    installation, so that the balloon message will no longer appear. Thanks.

    Re: Remove Downloaded Installation File
    1. Stop the Automatic Updates service:

    Start > Run > (type in) services.msc > [OK]
    Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Stop
    (Stopping the service will take a moment)

    2. Delete the contents of the Download folder:

    Start > Run > (type in) %windir%\SoftwareDistribution > [OK]
    Open the Download folder and delete its contents
    Close the window.

    3. Go to Windows Update website & scan for updates (Custom) > Uncheck IE7
    and "hide" it.

    4. Start the Automatic Updates service:

    Start > Run > (type in) services.msc > [OK]
    Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Start
    (Starting the service will take a moment)
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
    AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
    DTS-L.ORG http://66.39.69.143/



    Robert wrote:

    PA Bear, I read the same set of instruction in a MSKB document and have a
    PA Bear, I read the same set of instruction in a MSKB document and have a
    question.

    You and that document state to delete the _download_ folder but then give
    instructions to delete the SoftwareDistribution folder.

    To be clear, is the Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download folder to be
    deleted? Thanks, DH



    Never mind ... I was tired. I see it _was_ the Download folder.
    Never mind ... I was tired. I see it _was_ the Download folder. DH

    What KB article?
    What KB article?

    My instructions pertain only to Robert's specific question, and I'm only
    having him delete the *contents* of %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\Download
    <=this folder.

    Deleting %windir%\SoftwareDistribution <=this folder might accomplish the
    same thing but it has the consequence of removing everything in Update
    History at Windows Update website.
    --
    ~PA Bear

    Dave Horne wrote:

    Re: Remove Downloaded Installation File
    This one ...

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=910336

    Re: Remove Downloaded Installation File
    Dave Horne wrote:

    Different fix for a different problem.

    Re: Remove Downloaded Installation File
    .....




    The WUAU Help suggests it could be simpler than this,
    especially for this update, e.g., assuming there is an EULA
    associated with installing IE7, as I think there is.

    But I thought that there was also a way, e.g. using the Custom
    button and checkboxes of just "declining" any update which is
    downloaded. At one point that actually deleted the download too
    (so you didn't have to keep using the Custom button and making
    sure that unchecked downloads stayed unchecked. (In fact, I found
    that particular "feechur" more annoying than helpful when I wanted to
    try installing one update at a time, for example. <w>)
    I haven't experimented with it lately to know if that feature has
    been changed but it's unclear anyway whether the OP has even
    tried to use it. Would it really keep prompting you to install something
    that you had already declined? I'm dubious but can't test right now.


    FYI

    Robert
    ---

    Re: Remove Downloaded Installation File
    Thanks PA Bear. Worked like a charm!

    Robert

    :

    Re: Remove Downloaded Installation File
    YW, Robert, and thank you very much for your feedback!
    --
    ~PA Bear

    Robert wrote:

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    tran tien, May 1, 2010
    #11
  12. I could assume that is a typo (help) but the "P" is not exactly close to the
    "F". ;-)

    Even if I assume that is a typo and a plea for "help" - help you with what?

    The conversation you chose to respond to:
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsupdate/browse_frm/thread/8b1c2139f093473b/
    .... ended on November 30th, 2007. It is not May 1, 2010. 883 days; 2
    years, 5 months and 1 day have passed since the conversation you tacked onto
    *ended*.

    What were you expecteding from that conversation addition?

    If you have an issue - a problem - please begin your own post and explain
    your problem. I somehow doubt that your problem is the same as the original
    posters - but I am willing to find out...

    Did you recently, "switch [your] Win[dows] XP SP2 automatic updates to
    notify [you] of available updates but NOT to automatically download or
    install them"?

    Was, " IE 7 ... downloaded and ... ready to be installed" and "[You] do not
    want IE 7 on [your] system"?

    Do you want to, "get rid of that IE 7 download that is ready for
    installation, so that the balloon message will no longer appear"?

    If that is not a description of your issue - my suggestion is the same as it
    was earlier...

    Please begin a new post and describe your problem. Include pertinent
    details, like...

    - Operating System you are running.
    - Service Pack level of said operating system.
    - Architecture (32-bit or 64-bit) of said operating system.

    - Internet Explorer version you have installed.

    - Your description of what the issue is.

    - Any error messages/etc that you get word-for-word.

    - What antivirus software you are running and if any others have ever been
    installed on your system?

    - What antimalware software have you recently scanned your system with?

    - What else have you done in order to repair the issue?

    - What *changed* between the system working/not working as you expected?
    Did you install anything new? Use any new tools? Add any new
    hardware/peripherals? Visit any new web pages? Install any new updates?
    Uninstall anything?
     
    Shenan Stanley, May 1, 2010
    #12
  13. They look similar, though. My guess would be a handwriting-recognition input
    device. (Although F and P are only two keys apart on a DVORAK keyboard, so I
    suppose that's a possibility.)

    Harry.
     
    Harry Johnston [MVP], May 2, 2010
    #13
  14. Robert

    Tom Willett Guest

    Use a time machine to take you back to 2007 so you can meet the person whose
    old thread you hijacked and replied to.
    <tran tien> wrote in message : helf me!
    :
    :
    :
    : Rober wrote:
    :
    : Remove Downloaded Installation File
    : 28-Nov-07
    :
    : I switched my WinXPSP2 automatic updates to notify me of available updates
    : but NOT to automatically download or install them. However, I was too
    late
    : in making the change before the IE7 update downloaded and now I keep
    getting
    : a balloon message near my clock that says IE 7 has been downloaded and is
    : ready to be installed. I do not want IE 7 on my system.
    :
    : Please tell me how I can get rid of that IE 7 download that is ready for
    : installation, so that the balloon message will no longer appear. Thanks.
    :
    : Previous Posts In This Thread:
    :
    : On Wednesday, November 28, 2007 11:49 AM
    : Rober wrote:
    :
    : Remove Downloaded Installation File
    : I switched my WinXPSP2 automatic updates to notify me of available updates
    : but NOT to automatically download or install them. However, I was too
    late
    : in making the change before the IE7 update downloaded and now I keep
    getting
    : a balloon message near my clock that says IE 7 has been downloaded and is
    : ready to be installed. I do not want IE 7 on my system.
    :
    : Please tell me how I can get rid of that IE 7 download that is ready for
    : installation, so that the balloon message will no longer appear. Thanks.
    :
    : On Wednesday, November 28, 2007 1:14 PM
    : PA Bear wrote:
    :
    : Re: Remove Downloaded Installation File
    : 1. Stop the Automatic Updates service:
    :
    : Start > Run > (type in) services.msc > [OK]
    : Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Stop
    : (Stopping the service will take a moment)
    :
    : 2. Delete the contents of the Download folder:
    :
    : Start > Run > (type in) %windir%\SoftwareDistribution > [OK]
    : Open the Download folder and delete its contents
    : Close the window.
    :
    : 3. Go to Windows Update website & scan for updates (Custom) > Uncheck IE7
    : and "hide" it.
    :
    : 4. Start the Automatic Updates service:
    :
    : Start > Run > (type in) services.msc > [OK]
    : Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Start
    : (Starting the service will take a moment)
    : --
    : ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    : MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
    : AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
    : DTS-L.ORG http://66.39.69.143/
    :
    :
    :
    : Robert wrote:
    :
    : On Wednesday, November 28, 2007 7:18 PM
    : Dave Horne wrote:
    :
    : PA Bear, I read the same set of instruction in a MSKB document and have a
    : PA Bear, I read the same set of instruction in a MSKB document and have a
    : question.
    :
    : You and that document state to delete the _download_ folder but then give
    : instructions to delete the SoftwareDistribution folder.
    :
    : To be clear, is the Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download folder to be
    : deleted? Thanks, DH
    :
    :
    : :
    : On Wednesday, November 28, 2007 7:55 PM
    : Dave Horne wrote:
    :
    : Never mind ... I was tired. I see it _was_ the Download folder.
    : Never mind ... I was tired. I see it _was_ the Download folder. DH
    :
    : On Wednesday, November 28, 2007 8:04 PM
    : PA Bear wrote:
    :
    : What KB article?
    : What KB article?
    :
    : My instructions pertain only to Robert's specific question, and I'm only
    : having him delete the *contents* of %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\Download
    : <=this folder.
    :
    : Deleting %windir%\SoftwareDistribution <=this folder might accomplish the
    : same thing but it has the consequence of removing everything in Update
    : History at Windows Update website.
    : --
    : ~PA Bear
    :
    : Dave Horne wrote:
    :
    : On Wednesday, November 28, 2007 8:32 PM
    : Dave Horne wrote:
    :
    : Re: Remove Downloaded Installation File
    : This one ...
    :
    : http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=910336
    :
    : On Wednesday, November 28, 2007 8:49 PM
    : PA Bear wrote:
    :
    : Re: Remove Downloaded Installation File
    : Dave Horne wrote:
    :
    : Different fix for a different problem.
    :
    : On Thursday, November 29, 2007 3:30 AM
    : Robert Aldwinckle wrote:
    :
    : Re: Remove Downloaded Installation File
    : : ...
    :
    :
    :
    :
    : The WUAU Help suggests it could be simpler than this,
    : especially for this update, e.g., assuming there is an EULA
    : associated with installing IE7, as I think there is.
    :
    : But I thought that there was also a way, e.g. using the Custom
    : button and checkboxes of just "declining" any update which is
    : downloaded. At one point that actually deleted the download too
    : (so you didn't have to keep using the Custom button and making
    : sure that unchecked downloads stayed unchecked. (In fact, I found
    : that particular "feechur" more annoying than helpful when I wanted to
    : try installing one update at a time, for example. <w>)
    : I haven't experimented with it lately to know if that feature has
    : been changed but it's unclear anyway whether the OP has even
    : tried to use it. Would it really keep prompting you to install something
    : that you had already declined? I'm dubious but can't test right now.
    :
    :
    : FYI
    :
    : Robert
    : ---
    :
    : On Thursday, November 29, 2007 10:32 PM
    : Rober wrote:
    :
    : Re: Remove Downloaded Installation File
    : Thanks PA Bear. Worked like a charm!
    :
    : Robert
    :
    : "PA Bear" wrote:
    :
    : On Friday, November 30, 2007 2:23 PM
    : PA Bear wrote:
    :
    : Re: Remove Downloaded Installation File
    : YW, Robert, and thank you very much for your feedback!
    : --
    : ~PA Bear
    :
    : Robert wrote:
    :
    : On Thursday, May 07, 2009 3:20 AM
    : sabar_ullash wrote:
    :
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    Tom Willett, May 3, 2010
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