'Restore hidden updates' not showing the high priority update hidd

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Rit, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. Rit

    Rit Guest

    Hello, Greetings All,

    I was being constantly bugged by Windows Update to install IE7. Currently
    I'm running the IE6 latest Version 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2...and I really
    don't want to upgrade to IE7, because I don't like the looks or feel of
    it...specially the only single drop-down serving both the backward and
    forward buttons..it confuses me to no end (yeah I've tried it out, before
    deciding to reverse the installation)...ok that's a whole different story.
    Problem is, I was being constantly bugged by WU to install IE7, so I checked
    'Don't show me this update anymore', and it was moved to 'Restore hidden
    updates' category. But I was still getting this message:
    You've hidden important updates
    You've asked us not to show you one or more high-priority updates but your
    computer might be at risk until they are installed. Restore them now."

    So, what I did was I restored the update, and hid it again. And now voila,
    it's no more even showing up in 'Restore hidden updates' anymore. I mean, the
    IE7 update is no more showing up in 'Restore hidden updates'.
    Ok, that was a little drastic. I didn't want that. I mean, I want it to be
    hidden, so it couldn't nag me anymore...but I'd still like the choice to
    enable it at a later date, so I can install it. This is worrying me now. So,
    how can I get WU to show IE7 both as a 'High Priority Update' and/or an
    update in the 'Restore hidden updates' category.
    Please, any help would be appreciated much.
    Rit, Oct 10, 2007
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  2. The reason for that is the temporary "remove" of IE7 from WU/MU/AU.
    We may see it again there sooner or later as silent as it vanished.

    Ottmar Freudenberger, Oct 10, 2007
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  3. Rit

    Rit Guest

    Ok Ottmar, and thanks for the answer.
    So you mean to say that, Microsoft itself has removed it from WU? Then that
    begs the question, why would they do such a thing in the first place? Ok so
    anyway, hopefully they will correct the situation, and let people install the
    update or temporarily sideline it.
    Thanks again, Rit
    Rit, Oct 11, 2007
  4. There hasn't been any statement by MS to the temporary remove until now.
    It may be related to the "new" version of IE7 released on October 4th and/
    or the "IE7 URI handling" security issue affecting Windows XP and Windows
    Server 2003: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/943521.mspx

    Ottmar Freudenberger, Oct 12, 2007
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