How to get rid of unneeded Windows Updates?

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  1. k3lt

    k3lt MDL Junior Member

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    #1 k3lt, Aug 15, 2015
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  2. dhjohns

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    Take the plunge.
     
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    Anyone? :g:
     
  5. hbhb

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    did you reboot man?
     
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  7. Nucleus

    Nucleus MDL Guru

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    I'd like to know this too - this is a real pain!!!

    Installed Office 2013 into Enterprise LTSB yesterday and got offered a shed full of updates. Used the MS Show/Hide Updates tool to hide all the junk I didn't need but they still showed in Win Updates ready to be installed, still showed after a reboot too, I just kept going back to Settings/Win Updates and eventually they failed to show.

    There must be some way to refresh Settings/Win Updates?
     
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    This ↑↑↑, located in system properties, advanced, hardware.
     
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    david_xross_2 MDL Senior Member

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    Affirmative. system properties> advanced sys settings> hardware> device installation settings
     
  10. Nucleus

    Nucleus MDL Guru

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    Yes we know that but that's not what we're talking about.

    Once the updates have been offered/shown as ready to install in Windows Updates and then hidden with the Show/Hide updates tool, they remain in the Windows Updates list as ready to install. Is there a way to refresh that list (after they have been hidden)?
     
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    #12 k3lt, Aug 15, 2015
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    Did this and still shows me this 2 updates.. o_O
    Microsoft and it's ideas, this is just infuriating.
     
  12. alien2xx

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    Possible the files have been downloaded already, try deleting them from c:\windows\softwareDistributions\Download folder and reboot.
     
  13. k3lt

    k3lt MDL Junior Member

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    Nope it's empty, checked earlier already.
     
  14. Mansome

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    I am currently in the same situation too and I dont want the Windows update AMD drivers installing when I know I already have the latest stuff.
     
  15. dhjohns

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    Just do the updates, and forget about it.
     
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    Did you even read the thread? It wants to install drivers to device which is not enabled on my PC. :mad:
    I'm using Xonar DGX soundcard and Realtek onboard audio is disabled.
     
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    #20 tracit99, Aug 15, 2015
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    With show-hide troubleshooter hide the updates you do not want. Then go to Services and disable wuauserv. The idea here is to get Windows Update to fail on install of drivers that it has already found. Return to Windows Update if there is a Download or Install button click it. Once Windows Update fails you should see a Retry button. When this happens go back to Services and set wuauserv back to manual. Finally return to Windows Update and click Retry button to make Windows Update search again. The drivers you do not want should now be gone. For the show-hide troubleshooter to work it must be set to hide whatever you do no want before Window Update finds it. If Windows Update is already showing an update you do not want then running the troubleshooter at that point is useless.