How Can I stop Microsoft Updates showing Up.

  prince midas 15:51 17 May 2008

In the last week I have updated Microsoft Windows,Office,Outlook at least 10 times for different programs.

It still keeps asking me for extra updates which
I have not installed such as Excell, Works etc
which I have never installed from the original disks etc.

When it tries to download all the programs I wish to update in every case it fails & the programs I want I have to manually download & then install which is no problem. But it keeps asking me to update Excell,Works etc which I do not want.

How can I stop it asking me.

  iscanut 15:56 17 May 2008

use the option on the update page to hide the updates.

  prince midas 15:59 17 May 2008

Thanks for your reply Nuts, but where is the option on the update page as at this moment in time it as not come up,but it will I am sure.

  Technotiger 16:03 17 May 2008

Have you turned off automatic updates in Control Panel?

  prince midas 16:10 17 May 2008

When I go into control panel & stop automatic updates it comes up with a little red ring with a cross in it in my bottom right panel on screen which if it stops there will be just another irritation. Should it go away I wonder.
When the update yellow box came up previously it would not even let me click on it and it just sat there as if it was locked up.

  ambra4 16:19 17 May 2008

Download this program Dial-a-fix v0.60.0.24

Dial A Fix primary philosophy is to fix problems by setting various things back to their

original Microsoft defaults

This tool is ordinarily meant for technicians, and administrators

click here

Unzip and Double Click on the exe file

Click the green tick button click GO

Dial-a-fix is an advanced utility for 32-bit versions of Microsoft Windows that repair
various Windows problems, such as:

* Windows Update errors and problems with Automatic Updates

* SSL, HTTPS, and Cryptography service (signing/verification) issues
* COM/ActiveX object errors and missing registry entries

* Fix Windows Installer

* And More

Once Dial a Fix is finish

Go to Automatic Update in control panel select- Download update for me, but let me

choose when to install

Windows will download the update and show a yellow shield on the task bar

Once update is complete double click on icon and choose Custom the entire update files will be shown

Untick the update that you do not want to install

  prince midas 16:39 17 May 2008

Thanks Ambra4 it looks good will try it.

  Stuartli 17:16 17 May 2008

The other way is Notify Me Of Updates but do not Install - you can then choose which updates etc to download by clicking on the yellow icon>Customise button.

Once you have made the selection(s), afterwards a box will appear and you will be able to tick the box to not be notified again of any unwanted updates.

  iscanut 18:47 17 May 2008

I see that Stuartli has answered the question as to how to hide unwanted updates. Good luck.

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